Docks

The Bumble Bees of Juanita Bay Park

Most people try to keep their distance from bees, having developed an instinctive wariness after a painful sting or two. But Bellevue resident and citizen scientist Jim Maurer does the exact opposite. He not only seeks bees out on purpose, but actively pursues them in a quest for data. Jim is a…

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The Mandarin duck of Kirkland

I first heard that there was a Mandarin duck in Kirkland on Sunday, April 11. Somebody posted a picture of him on social media, and I was blown away by how gorgeous he was. I wanted to see him with my own eyes and capture him with my own lens so bad I felt itchy. I was obsessed. The social media…

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A day at the bay

With vaccination rates rising and COVID-19 safety precautions being more incorporated into the collective “new normal,” I’ve been feeling a bit more eager to share about all of the wonderful things that Kirkland has to offer. The best thing about working for the City of Kirkland is having a perfect…

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A magical summer evening in Kirkland

There is something magical about a sunny summer evening in downtown Kirkland. Whether you’re a resident, an employee or a guest, the sparkling waters of Lake Washington combined with the vibrant green parks, whimsical public art and beachy downtown shopping district make for an intoxicating…

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