Susan has lived in the San Juan Islands for nearly twenty-five years. She was executive director of The Whale Museum and co-founder of the San Juan Nature Institute. She writes a wildlife column, San Juan Nature Notebook, for the San Juan Islander. Susan continues her field studies in the archipelago, most notably for the island marble butterfly, and is an environmental consultant and interpretive specialist.
Ranishadow World - A Naturalistís Year in the San Juan Islands|
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|In Rainshadow World, naturalist Susan Vernon explores the fascinating world of wildlife in the San Juan Archipelago of Washington State. From rocky shores and tall grass prairies, to forests draped with mosses and lichens and resonating to the drumbeat of pileated woodpeckers, she encounters the first wildflowers of spring, watches a bald eagleís first flight, surveys rare island marble butterflies, and wonders at orca whales. She knows the secret places to explore and takes readers on a compelling journey through an island year. |