Books on Whidbey Island or Ebey's Landing are few and far between. But the National Park Service has come to the rescue with an excellent set of web pages that desribe the natural, cultural and historical landscapes that are being protected in this National Historical Reserve.
Read through these pages and you will love the place even before you get there!
One of the great things about Washington beaches is that you will always find interesting natural objects if you slow down enough to notice. Our youngest noticed this rock with two strands of kelp firmly attached. My son now wears it as a power talisman.
Who needs toys when you have a beach?
Ebey's Landing contains a diverse mix of habitats including woodland, prarie, wetland, lagoon, beach and bluff that usually makes for great birding. Whidbey Island's location on the Pacific Flyway pretty much guarantees it. Stop and watch for a while and you're sure to see a couple dozen species in a single day.
For more information including a map and plant and bird lists see the excellent brochure put together by the National Park Service: