January 7th: Winter Wildlife Tracking, 8:30am – 12:30pm, $45. Explore the winter landscape of the Methow Valley with professional wildlife tracker and educator, Dave Moskowitz. Contact us at 996-2870 or email@example.com to reserve your spot.
January 21st: Methow Trails & Methow Conservancy Birthday Bash with The Paperboys at the Winthrop Barn.We’re turning 20! That’s right, with your support the Methow Conservancy has been inspiring people to care for the land of the Methow Valley for 20 years! You’ve made a huge difference – protecting over 8,500 acres and 31 riverfront miles, plus so much more through our numerous and diverse stewardship and educational programs – and it’s time to celebrate! Help us celebrate on Saturday, January 21st at the Winthrop Barn at our joint birthday bash with Methow Trails (they’re turning 40!). We’ll dance the night away to the Paperboys and have some birthday fun. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2721890.
February 4th Winter Wildlife Tracking, 8:30am – 12:30pm, $45. Explore the winter landscape of the Methow Valley with professional wildlife tracker and educator, Dave Moskowitz. Contact us at 996-2870 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Christmas Bird Count: The North Central Washington Chapter of the Audubon Society, a four-county region, hosts six separate bird counts: Bridgeport (12/15), Leavenworth (12/17), Chelan (12/28), Twisp/Winthrop (1/1), Wenatchee (1/1), and Okanogan/Omak (1/2). Everyone is welcome, beginners and experienced. Get the info on each of them here.
For 29th annual Twisp Christmas Bird Count on January 1st, meet at the Grange Hall in Twisp at 6:30am. Bring binoculars, warm clothes, a lunch, and field guides. Optionally, bring snowshoes, skis, and spotting scopes. For more information, contact Dave Rudholm at 509-429-1105 or email@example.com.
Methow Trails hosts “Nature of Winter Snowshoe” Tours every Saturday from Dec 31 - Feb 25 at both Sun Mountain and Jacks Hut at the Freestone Inn. These family-friendly snowshoe tours start at 11:00am and are led by local volunteers who focus on winter ecology, wildlife and tracks, snow science and more. See more details here.
The Methow Naturalist editor Dana Visalli will be teaching a 13- part class called “Big History: The Evolutionary Journey of Life & of Homo sapiens” at TwispWorks in January and February 2017. Cost is on a sliding scale, $0-$130. Contact Dana to enroll or for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-997-9011.