The restoration of tidelands at Klingle on Hood Canal shows vividly in these drone photos.

Several years ago the dikes protecting farm pastures which were purchased to return to its’ original state were breached, allowing the tides back in and creating new marshlands.

The first photo was taken from the new dike built to protect the North shore road from the tides. Monitors report that tidal plans are rapidly replacing the invasive plants as the transition continues and animal and bird life is also returning.

In the second photo the stages of the conversion are more evident. More shots from further out in the restored area will come when Boyd becomes braver at letting the drone fly over the wet, muddy terrain.