This sloped site has a fabulous view from Bush Point across Admiralty Inlet to Marrowstone Island and the Olympic Mountains. You’ll likely spot large boats and US Navy submarines, and if you’re lucky orcas and other whales. From the road, the yard steps up through tall-grass in the re-wilded meadow which creates habitat for native birds, mammals, bees, and pollinating insects. A row of occupied bird house, made from driftwood and recycled products (license plates), marks the septic field lines. Closer to the house is a patio of stone and colored glass tile left from projects inside this new home. A riot of colorful drought-tolerant perennials were chosen to be deer-tolerant and pollinator-friendly, which helps create an abundant edible garden harvest. If you continue up the driveway, an unexpected entry garden greets you and the house is ringed by an orchard and a cattery with a fence designed to keep out coyotes. Continuing up the hill into the orchard don’t forget to turn around, so you will see the extensive array of succulents and wildflowers growing on the home’s green living roof. The homeowner is a wildlife biologist who delights in gardening in tandem with local ecosystems and native ecology, thus creating habitat for our pollinators.