Vashon Audubon Mural

Britt Freda, Vashon Audubon, Vashon Center for the Arts, and Vashon Nature Center are collaborating on a bird mural, taking flight in the Heron Meadow next to Vashon Center for the Arts. Freda is painting birds of the Judd Creek watershed and Quartermaster Harbor on the retaining wall along the west side of the meadow, showcasing birds threatened by our changing climate.

The project is inspired by the National Audubon Society’s, “The Audubon Mural Project,” which commissioned artists to paint murals calling attention to climate-threatened birds.

The Heron Meadow is part of the eastern headwaters of Judd Creek, our island’s largest salmon-bearing creek. Historically used as an agricultural field, the meadow is being restored by the Vashon Nature Center to become a sanctuary for native wildlife and a demonstration site for how to restore wildlife habitat.

Birds at risk, incorporated into the mural:
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Rufous Hummingbird
Steller’s Jay
Red-breasted Nuthatch Violet-green Swallow Swainson’s Thrush

The intention of this project is to inspire Islanders to help birds and other wildlife by doing all we can to ensure healthy habitat and reduce the impacts of climate change. The mural is dedicated with hope for a healthy, bird-filled future for children on Vashon and beyond.

Come and visit any time. The Heron Meadow is located just east of the VCA parking lot.