What do you do when someone who has owned the same region for over a decade, asks for the dream environment they’ve been searching for, for all those years? Get intimidated? Laugh nervously? I think we did both of those things at first. I think all of us knew the next few months would be pretty intense, but perhaps not quite to the extent that it has been.
This June we celebrate the 12th annual Orca Awareness Month! Whilst our adoptee is a Northen Resident Orca, and the population is beginning to flourish, Orca Month aims to raise awareness of the plight of the endangered Southern Resident orca population. The Southern Resident population now numbers only 39 Orcas, due in part to the diminishing Salmon population on which this critically endangered orca population depends. If you’d like to learn more about Orca Awareness Month, visit their website!
If you’ve been following us for a little while, you’ll know that this year [dirty.pretty] adopted an Orca named Holly using your group join fees. April is a quiet month for the team at Orclab and in their update they decided to share a little bit of history about each of the adoption Orcas that the team observe in Johnstone Strait.
On 24th April, we officially opened the Ash Falls extension and we are so happy that you’ve been enjoying the new space!
Ash Falls has been home of dirty.pretty for a very long time; it’s been through various metamorphoses and taken lots of forms. In June ’17, Ash Falls was opened to the public and swiftly added to the photogenic location category in the Second Life Destination Guide. But whilst beautiful, we felt that Ash Falls hadn’t quite found its’ purpose in its’ newest form.
We are proud to share with you that our work to extend Ash Falls from a single homestead to a double homestead is now complete and we would love to invite you to visit, or re-visit, this much loved location on the grid.
Ash Falls is a collection of coastal islands, inspired by the rocky terrain, volcanic sands and rich green flora and fauna of the Pacific North West.
Many of you that have stopped by to visit Erebos Harbor will have noticed our little Orca pod who live in the waters off the North West coast line! Just as our environments at Ash Falls and Erebos Harbor are inspired by the rugged topography, rocky ashen beaches and lush greenery of the stunning Pacific Northwest; our killer whales are inspired by the Northern Resident Orca community that live off of the coast of British Columbia.