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Are Migratory Birds Keeping Up With Earlier Springs?

Climate Conversations Series – Stream Team of Olympia

Friday, April 5th from 6:30pm to 8pm

Olympia City Hall Council Room

Join us for this talk by guest speaker John Withey, Ph. D, faculty of the Evergreen State College.  John is a terrestrial ecologist who studies the responses of native wildlife to urbanization and climate change. He regularly works across disciplines in order to provide strategies for mitigation of and adaptation to environmental changes.

In this climatically changing world, the timing for migratory animals such as birds presents many challenges. Timing is integral to survival for migratory bird species. Learn about the relationship between the timing of spring time arrival of migratory birds and the peak abundance of their insect prey.


Dungeness River Audubon Center—An Invitation to help “Inspire Wonder”

The Dungeness River Audubon Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a capital campaign to expand the building and create better access to the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Railroad Bridge Park near Sequim. Thanks to the partnership between the Center, Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe; we’re more than halfway to our fundraising goal of $3M.

We were recently awarded a “last-in” $300K grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust – which means we won’t get the money if we can’t complete the rest of the campaign. If you’ve been one of the thousands of people who have visited the Center and Park, for BirdFest or otherwise, we hope you’ll consider making a gift to help us meet this challenge.

View a video to see the Center and Park and how they interact with visitors…and contribute through the website at dungenessrivercenter.org. For more specific questions, please contact Center Director Powell Jones at 360-681-4076