Nature guide aims to encourage Deception Pass visitors to slow down and take a long look

Sarah Schmidt, left, and Mary Jo Adams look over the nature guide they put together that gives visitors to Deception Pass State Park a better idea of the creatures and plants that live inside the park’s boundaries. The project was about a year and a half in the making after Adams noticed too many park guests rushing through the park and not stopping to notice the diverse habitat around them. - Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
  • Jul 19, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 8:53AM

As she took a quick inventory of the critters she catalogued at Deception Pass State Park, Mary Jo Adams stopped at the photograph of a skinny beetle-shaped bug.


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  • Jul 19, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Jul 22, 2014 at 8:52AM

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