Methow Conservancy Events October 2018
October 2: First Tuesday Program - “Migratory Birds in the Pacific Flyway: The Marvels and Perils” 7pm at the Winthrop Barn. The birds of the Pacific Flyway depend on a diverse chain of habitats, from Arctic tundra and northwestern rainforest to tropical beaches and mangroves. Each year at least a billion birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway, with each individual facing a host of threats along the way. Learn the astonishing facts of these wondrous and perilous journeys with Stan Senner, Vice President of Bird Conservation for the National Audubon Society. Stan brings his knowledge from a 40-year career as a bird conservationist and his experience as a coordinator for science and restoration programs after the Exxon Valdez oil spill and tracker of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information, contact 996-2870 or email us. Photo by Tom Grey.
Oct 6-7: Wildlife Track & Sign Certification Class, $200. Spend two full days in the field with professional wildlife tracker, naturalist and educator, David Moskowitz. David's approach is highly interactive, with "test" questions starting the moment we meet-up. David actively engages participants in identification and interpretation of tracks and signs, and builds in lots of time for questions and discussion, too. This style is an excellent way to learn and investigate, and you might even achieve a wildlife tracking certificate through Cybertracker Conservation. Certificates are awarded on three levels. The whole experience is a lot of fun to boot! The class is limited to 11 people, and costs $200 per person. Lodging and food are on you own. There is currently a waitlist for this class.
October 16: Wildfire Forest Recovery Walk with our Conservation Biologist Julie Grialou. 10am – 12noon. Free. This walk is free, but we do ask you to register so we can anticipate the group size. To sign-up email us or call 996-2870. Location information will be shared after your register.
October 26: Wolf Cougar Interactions: What We Know, 7pm at Twispworks Your Space. Lauren Satterfield shares her PhD research studying wolf-cougar interactions in Washington State. Free.
October 27: Wolf Cougar Interactions: A Field Trip, 8am to 12noon. Lauren Satterfield offers a field course discussing how GPS collar data is used to identify where a predator might have killed a deer, and how scientists use these sites to study deer heath and risk of predation. $10, registration required. To register email us or call 996-2870. Limit 12 participants.
Originally published October 2018