Orcas is the name of the northernmost island in Washington State’s San Juan Islands. It has been called the “emerald island” because of its moderate climate. The San Juans host between 40 and 50 breeding pairs of bald eagles, one of the largest eagle nesting populations in the continental United States. The waters off Orcas are host to Orca and Minke whales, as well as Pacific Harbor seals, Dall’s porpoises, more than 200 species of fish and hundreds of marine invertebrates. Made of linen and cotton, the napped quality gives the fabric a softness that belies its strength. So for snuggling into at storytime, it’s a winner. And you can be comforted by the fact that there is nothing used in processing this fabric that is known to harm humans – of any size.