Did You Miss the Annual Dinner?

Did You Miss the Annual Dinner?

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There is still time to take advantage of some of our fabulous “Events and Adventures” offerings. These outings are designed to provide you with a wonderful outdoor experience that combine exploration, companionship, and yummy food. Proceeds support BHAS programs. If interested, please contact me for details. Kathleen Snyder ksnyder75@nullgmail.com or 360-915-9731.

June 15th Bird and Wildlife Garden Brunch ($35 SOLD OUT) – It’s an excursion to upper Scatter Creek just outside Tenino to visit a large garden and surrounding property designed for birds and other wildlife. Your hosts are Bob Sundstrom, lead writer for the BirdNote radio show, and Sally Alhadeff, Master Gardener and wildlife gardening pro. Tour the garden, watch a surprising diversity of birds visiting feeders and water features, and enjoy brunch. Bob will talk about birds of the season and answer bird questions. Sally will lead a tour of the garden and talk about how to create the conditions for bringing birds, bees, and other creatures to your garden.

July 13th Woodard Bay Bat Walk ($35 SOLD OUT) – Greg Falxa of Cascadia Research will take a select group of folks to the Woodard Bay bat nursery at sunset for a unique experience. Greg will share his knowledge while thousands of Little brown and Yuma myotis bats exit the pier and fly in front of our group. He will have acoustic bat detectors to hear the bats’ echolocation calls. To further enhance the evening, wine and dessert will be served. The viewing area is a ¾ mile walk each way.

July 21st Peregrine Hunt Evening ($35) – Join Joe Buchanan, Wildlife Biologist for WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife, for an animated walk through Woodard Bay Conservation Area in search of the magnificent Peregrine Falcon. Joe has done considerable research on this species and has many stories and much information to share. At Weyer Point, participants will be served wine and dessert while scanning for the falcon and any other species that might be around.

July 25th “Forest Bathing” ($35) – Come experience the popular Japanese art of Shinri-yoku, the practice of “forest bathing”. This is a relaxed meditative walk in the woods. During this walk you will focus all your senses on the forest surrounding you and let the forest “bathe” over you. Environmental educator and state park ranger, Kathy Jacobson, will be our guide, and Sally Nole will host. After our bathing, appetizers and beverages will be served. Shelshire Farm is a beautiful 40 acre property just south of Millersylvania State Park. Suitable for ages 12 and up.