New Exhibit Showcases Vashon Birds Throughout the Year

The Vashon Heritage Museum, in partnership with Vashon Audubon, will open a special mini-exhibit, “Vashon Birds Throughout the Year” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.

The exhibit will run through March of 2023.

“We are excited to bring back a new version of the very popular exhibit “Vashon Birds: Seen and Heard Up Close” that opened in the museum last March,” said Elsa Croonquist, executive director of the Heritage Museum.

The exhibit recreates an enclosure in the museum, inside which visitors will see photographs and hear songs of Vashon birds — both resident birds and those that come and go with the seasons.

To complement the stunning visual and audio experience, the exhibit also includes colorful Strawberry Festival posters that artist Sandra Noel has created over the years, featuring birds found in island forests, saltwater, and wetland habitats.

Noel is Vashon’s current Poet Laureate, an artist, designer, and biologist whose work includes interpretive signs for local, state and federal agencies, focusing on the ecology of wild places.

Also currently on view at the Museum is“Natural Wonder: An Island Shaped by Water,” an exhibit created in partnership with the Vashon Nature Center that shows how all life is intrinsically connected to the waters in and around Vashon.

The museum’s regular hours are1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

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