Three members of the chapter and fine cooks, Deb Nickerson, Robin Shoal and Meagan Thorn are hosting a fall dinner as a fundraiser for the chapter. For $50 a person, diners will enjoy a five course meal and drinks. Vegetarian and meat options provided. It will take place on September 23rd at 6pm. Only 7 seats are available. Meet and [...]Read More
Owls sometimes seem like birds of paradox, as some of the most common denizens of our woods yet some of the least seen. The paradox arises because they are primarily birds of the night, when we humans are generally not out and about observing. Of course, many species can be seen by day, but the Barn Owl is one of [...]
Join us and learn! Pat Pringle, Professor Emeritus of Earth Science at Centralia College, will share his insights on climate change and its potential impacts in Western Washington. He will draw from more than three decades of geologic research that includes using radiocarbon dating and tree rings to study recent geologic and environmental history. Pringle has numerous publications including popular guidebooks [...]
Join the COASST Marine Debris program and help make a difference for the environment! COASST Marine Debris participants survey local beaches and collect data on the characteristics and location of debris—data that will ultimately be used to map the source and transport pathways of debris, as well as the potential harm to people, wildlife, and local coastal ecosystems. Beach surveys are [...]
Mountaineers Books Web Series, Episode 3 Thursday, September 21, from 7 – 8 p.m. Join us for Episode 3 of Mountaineers Books Web Series with author Maria Rudd Ruth. Maria calls herself an accidental naturalist and has written more than a dozen books about natural wonders that, one, fascinated her and, two, she became obsessed with learning about. In this case, Maria’s [...]
Meet Sam Merrill at 7:30 at the Woodard Bay Conservation Area. From Olympia: take Boston Harbor Road north, then right on Woodard Bay Road, crossing Libby Road. There is a small parking area on th...Find out more »
Come join us for an evening with Sally Vogel, birder, author, artist, and photographer. Tonight Sally will talk about her adventures in Brazil. “A dual interest in art and photography has led me t...Find out more »
Phil Kelley leads a bird walk every Wednesday at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. The walk begins at the Visitor Center at 8 a.m. The public is welcome. Bring rain gear, walk...Find out more »
NEW VENUE!! El Sarape Cantina. Meet other birders from Mason County or those who happen to be in the area. Discuss good places to bird and the interesting birds you have sighted recently. Have a b...Find out more »
(BHAS) is a chapter of the National Audubon Society (see NAS’ newly redesigned website). BHAS represents Lewis, Mason, and Thurston counties in the state of Washington. It is an all-volunteer-based, non-profit organization whose 1,300+ members share interests in birds and other wildlife, their habitats, and natural history. Our goals are to promote environmental education and recreation and to maintain and protect our ecosystems for future generations.
We also work with the state Audubon office (Audubon Washington).
When you become a Black Hills Audubon member, your membership dollars will be used at a local level and you will also receive the ECHO newsletter. Or if you chose your primary membership to be with National Audubon Society, you will automatically also be a member of Black Hills Audubon Society.JOIN