Learn with Us This Spring

Learn with Us This Spring

Tuesday, April 16th - Rocking and Rolling: A Presentation on Sediment in the Methow River
Doors Open at 6:30pm, Presentation is from 7-9pm. Free. @ The Grange
The Methow Watershed council has invited Jennifer Bountry who has worked as a hydraulic engineer for over 20 years for the Bureau of Reclamation and was recently named Federal Engineer of the Year for her effort on the Elwha Dam Removal Project to come and speak. Jennifer will discuss where different important sediments in the Methow River come from, describe more about an ongoing project to pit tag rocks in the Methow, and how sediments will affect western rivers into the future.

Thursday, April 18th - Molly’s Soap Tour
4:30-5:30 pm, Free.
Introducing our new Methow Share Your Knowledge series! This tour will be an incredible opportunity to experience an inside look at a local craft. Soap maker and small business owner Gabby Beaudin will share her talents for hand-crafting natural, small batch soap made with essential oils and botanical ingredients. For more information about Gabby’s product, visit www.mollyssoap.com. Registration is necessary and space is limited to 12. Contact us at 996-2870 or email us to reserve your spot.

Bear Creek Birders View Kiesau 2
Bear Creek Birders photo by Mary Kiesau

Tuesday April 23rd and Wednesday April 24th - Two Spring Mornings of Bird Watching in the Methow with Libby
8am – 1pm, $55 for both days, Location: TBD
Join longtime Washington naturalist and Methow avian expert Libby Mills for two full mornings of learning to use one's ears to recognize bird songs. Libby will also explore how migratory birds use the Methow Valley and how birds tell us what places need protection. Registration is necessary and space is limited to 12. Contact us at 996-2870 or email us to reserve your spot.


Thursday, May 2nd -
Spring Flower Walk Through the Heckendorn Hillside with Mary

3pm – 4:30pm, Free.
Join local botanical expert Mary Kiesau as you meander through the Heckendorn Hillside Property uncovering the surprising variety of wildflowers in the shrub steppe!
Registration is necessary and space is limited to 12. Contact us at 996-2870 or email us to reserve your spot.


River restoration for Jen Mol Talk

Tuesday, May 7th - Our May First Tuesday – Reflections on Salmon Recovery
Doors Open at 6:30pm, Presentation is from 7-8pm. Free. @ The Winthrop Barn
Join recently retired local Bureau of Reclamation fisheries biologist Jennifer Molesworth who has worked in the Valley for over 20 years as she takes us on a personal account of the genesis of the salmon recovery process, into the modern era, and extrapolates into the future. Jennifer has been an important presence in this Valley and this will be one presentation that you should not miss.

Wednesday, May 8th - A Methow GenNxt Event- Beers of the Shrub-Steppe
6pm – 8:30pm, Free. @ TBD
During this GenNxt gathering we will be exploring the relationship between hiking in shrub-steppe and the beers that make it better. Whether it’s the similarities in flavor, aroma, essence, or just the thoughts they can both inspire, they undoubtedly have a bond. And we intend to explore it!! “Methow GenNxt” is the Methow Conservancy’s effort to engage, learn from and support the “next generation” of young adults (early 20s to early 40s). Registration is necessary, as space is limited. Contact us at 996-2870 or email us to reserve your spot.

Purple Honeycreeper For Trinidad Bird Guy Photo Credit Noel Snyder
Purple Honeycreeper photo by Noel Snyder

Friday, May 17th - A May Special Presentation –The One-of-a-Kind Bird Life of Trinidad and Tabago
7pm – 8pm, Free. @TBD
May is not usually when Methow Valley residents dream of heading south to a tropical island. So, instead, the tropical island and its residents will be coming to the Methow! Martyn Kenefick is a world renowned ornithologist who has spent the last 15 years leading tours and studying the bird life of Trinidad and Tabago. He will be sharing a glimpse of this incredible world and other wonders from the Atlantic coast of South America!

Saturday, May 18th - The Dual Life of our Spring Migrants
8am – 12pm, $20, @TBD
Join world renowned ornithologist Martyn Kenefick from Trinidad and Tabago as we go bird watching in the Methow Valley and hear the other side of the story of our spring migrants as we get the South American perspective on their life histories. We will finally find out if they behave the same in the U.S. as abroad! Registration is necessary and space is limited to 12. Contact us at 996-2870 or email us to reserve your spot.

Monday, May 20th - Spring Bird Walk with Mary
8am – 9:30am, Free, @TBD
Join local avian expert Mary Kiesau for a morning bird walk in a place you’ve probably never been. This is a good time to brush up on those bird songs! Registration is necessary and space is limited to 12. Contact us at 996-2870 or email us to reserve your spot.

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