Backyard Birder Class
By Jane Stewart
The Backyard Birding series of classes, hosted by members of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, is intended for residents of this area who are interested in knowing more about birds seen locally each season of the year and learning how to develop good habitats for wild birds.
“Backyard Birding” can be taken either as individual classes or as a series. The cost of each session is $5 and is free for anyone under 18. After the completion of five sessions, participants will be offered free membership in OPAS for one year.
First in the series of ten classes is “Fall Landscaping for Birds”, from10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, October 8 at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park. Joe Holtrop, Executive Director of the Clallam Conservation District, will present important features of a bird friendly yard, including food, water, and shelter, with an emphasis on the use of plants native to this area. Following the class will be an optional field trip, a two-mile hike at the Dungeness Recreation Area, to see native plants and where they are growing.
The table below shows the full slate of classes in the Backyard Birding Series:
Backyard Birding Series of Classes
|October 8, 2016||Fall Landscaping for Birds||Joe Holtrop|
|November 12||Being a Birder||Denny Van Horn|
|December 10||Winter Care & Feeding in the Garden||Christie Lassen|
|January 14, 2017||Inside Story||Shirley Anderson & Ken Wiersema|
|February 11||Nesting||Ken Wiersema|
|March 11||Spring Gardening for Birds||Joe Holtrop|
|April 15||Migration||Ken Leuthold|
|May 13||Sounds of Spring||Dow Lambert & Ken Wiersema|
|June 10||Out of the Nest||Ken Wiersema|
|July 8||Gulls & Shorebirds||Bob Boekelheide|