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September 2019

OPAS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
“Same River Twice”

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
Free

Same River Twice: The Politics of Dam Removal and River Restoration Author: Peter Brewitt (2019) September 24, 2019, 4 PM – 5:30 PM Free Meeting at Dungeness River Audubon Center Read the book discussion questions. Join Judi White for discussion of a new book that features the Elwha River as one of three case studies. From the publisher: Dam removal was not a realistic option in the twentieth century, and people who suggested it were dismissed as radical dreamers. Over…

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OPAS FIELD TRIP
Point No Point

September 26 @ 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Point No Point Lighthouse, 9009 NE Point No Point Rd
Hansville, WA 98340 United States
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Free

Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society Field Trip Point No Point Date and Time:  Thursday, September 26, 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Leader:  John Gatchet Meeting Place:  Point No Point Lighthouse Parking Lot Features:  Salt water, marsh, and shoreline bird species will be the focus of this field trip.  Parasitic Jaeger and Bonaparte’s Gull are among the target species.  We will visit several birding hotspots in this area.  This spot is also known for rare birds and so we will be looking…

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October 2019

BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
Birding Basics

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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$5

Birding Basics and Tools of Being a Birder Presented by Ken Wiersema and Bob Iddins October 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. - noon Meet at the Dungeness River Audubon Center Cost $5 Our first program will be led by two birding veterans, who will offer their views on the basic skills of birding, some ID tips, discussion of birding optics, the pros and cons of field guides, information on the e-bird system, mobile birding apps — and much more. So…

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OPAS FIELD TRIP
Fort Flagler State Park

October 6 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fort Flagler State Park, 10541 Flagler Road
Nordland, WA 98358 United States
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Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society Field Trip Fort Flagler State Park Date and Time:  Sunday, October 6, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Leader:  John Gatchet Meeting Place:  Parking area at the entrance to the park. Cost: The trip is free, but either a day pass or a Discover Pass is needed for the state park. Features:  Forest, salt water, shoreline and marsh bird species will be the focus of this field trip.  This is a large park and we will be…

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OPAS/DRAC Lecture & Discussion
“The Ascent of Birds”

October 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Free

The Ascent of Birds An Invitation to the Spectacular Diversity of Birds. Join Jim Karr, University of Washington Professor Emeritus, for a lecture and discussion series stimulated by a pioneering new book by John Reilly - The Ascent of Birds: How Modern Science Is Revealing Their Story (2018). Each session will explore key concepts in the evolution of a bird species or group. All discussions richly illustrated with photos, maps, and other visual material. Read one or two average ten-page…

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OPAS MEETING
“Birding the Ancient Forests in El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve”

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

 OPAS Program for October  "Birding the Ancient Forests in El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico” Presented by Carolyn Wilcox and Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim, WA at 7 p.m. Chiapas, the southernmost state in Mexico, is a birdwatcher’s dream. Carolyn Wilcox and Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin traveled to El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve in the highest part of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas in November, 2018. The reserve protects some of the last remaining cloud forest and tropical evergreen rainforest…

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DRAC FOCUS ON SERIES
“Focus on Weasels, Otters, etc.”

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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$5 – $10

"Focus on Weasels, Otters, and their Cousins" - local Mustelids Presented by Ken Wiersema When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10 a.m. - noon Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center Cost: $10 ($5 for members) Stealthy, carnivorous, playful, solitary hunters of our forests, coasts, and backyards. Come and better understand their lifestyles. For more information call 360-681-4076 or email rceducation@olympus.net.

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OPAS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
“The Soul of an Octopus”

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Free

Title: The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness Author: Sy Montgomery (2016) Date: October 29, 2019 (note: fifth Tuesday), 4 PM – 5:30 PM Meeting Location: Dungeness River Audubon Center Cost: Free Click here to read Discussion Questions (provided by NOLS). In October, we will join other Clallam County book discussion groups in reading The Soul of an Octopus in preparation for a visit by author Sy Montgomery to the North Olympic Library System…

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November 2019

OPAS/DRAC Lecture & Discussion
“The Ascent of Birds”

November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Free

The Ascent of Birds An Invitation to the Spectacular Diversity of Birds. Join Jim Karr, University of Washington Professor Emeritus, for a lecture and discussion series stimulated by a pioneering new book by John Reilly - The Ascent of Birds: How Modern Science Is Revealing Their Story (2018). Each session will explore key concepts in the evolution of a bird species or group. All discussions richly illustrated with photos, maps, and other visual material. Read one or two average ten-page…

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OPAS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
“The Wonder of Birds”

November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Free

Title: The Wonder of Birds Author: Jim Robbins (2017) Date and Time: November 19, 2019 (note: third Tuesday), 4 PM – 5:30 PM Meeting Location: Dungeness River Audubon Center Cost: Free For our last book of 2019, Bruce Fryxell will lead a discussion of The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future by Jim Robbins. From the publisher: A fascinating investigation into the miraculous world of birds and the powerful—and surprising—ways they…

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December 2019

OPAS/DRAC Lecture & Discussion
“The Ascent of Birds”

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Free

The Ascent of Birds An Invitation to the Spectacular Diversity of Birds. Join Jim Karr, University of Washington Professor Emeritus, for a lecture and discussion series stimulated by a pioneering new book by John Reilly - The Ascent of Birds: How Modern Science Is Revealing Their Story (2018). Each session will explore key concepts in the evolution of a bird species or group. All discussions richly illustrated with photos, maps, and other visual material. Read one or two average ten-page…

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