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October 2019

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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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 BACKYARD BIRDER CLASS
Landscaping for Birds with Native Plants

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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$5

This second in the series program will be Landscaping for Birds with Native Plants, presented by Joe Holtrop, Executive Director of the Clallam Conservation District. Joe will discuss important aspects of designing and developing a bird-friendly yard -- including food plantings, water, and shelter. He'll emphasize the use of plants native to our area. Presented by members of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society (OPAS), this monthly series of 10 classes focuses on improving the knowledge of residents and those new…

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OPAS FIELD TRIP
Eastern Bays

November 8 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
N parking lot John Wayne Marina, 2577 W Sequim Bay Road
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Eastern Bays Field Trip Date and Time: Friday November 8th, 8:30 a.m. Co-Leaders: Gary Bullock and Stacey Fradkin Meeting Place: North parking lot John Wayne Marina Cost: Free Features: Come check out the arriving winter waterfowl and other winter feathered visitors. The trip is focused on the action at Sequim Bay, Pitship Pocket, Washington Harbor, Schmuck Rd. and Port Williams. Bring: Wear weather appropriate clothing. The trip involves a short walk to Pitship Pocket, so walking shoes are recommended. Bring…

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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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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 SPECIAL EVENT
“Birds and Beverages”

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St
Sequim, 98382 United States
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Birds and Beverages When: November 13 at 4 p.m. Where: Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Sequim, WA An informal gathering of birders of all abilities. If you want to meet new OPAS members and interested area residents, you’re invited to share your favorite spots, share bird photography tips, discuss research you may be working on - the sky’s the limit. Birds and Beverages is low key and it’s fun. Gather at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St.…

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OPAS FIELD TRIP
Gardiner and Diamond Point

November 14 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gardiner Beach Boat Launch, 334M+X3 Gardiner
Gardiner, Washington 98382
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Gardiner and Diamond Point Date and Time:  Thursday, November 14, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Cost: Free Leader:  John Gatchet Meeting Place:  Gardiner Beach Boat Ramp Parking Lot Features:  Salt water, shoreline, field and forest bird species will be the focus of this field trip.  The trip will include watching bird feeders and a variety of locations to maximize bird species.  It will include Cat Lake Road in hopes of seeing Western Bluebird.  There will be some walking on mostly level ground.…

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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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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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OPAS FIELD TRIP
Ediz Hook

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boat launch at CG Station on E end of Hook, 4HR2+4C Juan de Fuca
Port Angeles, WA United States
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Ediz Hook Field Trip Date and Time: Nov. 23 at 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon Leader: Judy Mullally Cost: Free Meeting Place: At the far end of Ediz Hook, near the boat launch and restrooms (just before the entrance to the Coast Guard Station) Features: Returning winter seabirds and shorebirds of Port Angeles Harbor and the Straits of Juan de Fuca Bring: Binoculars, scope if you have one, water, snack, and appropriate clothing for the weather Further Information: Judy Mullally…

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December 2019

OPAS/DRAC SPECIAL EVENT
Holiday Flock Party

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wild Birds Unlimited, 275953 US-101
Gardiner, WA 98382 United States
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Wild Birds Unlimited Holiday Flock Party When: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from noon until 2:00 p.m. Where: Wild Birds Unlimited, 275953 Highway 101, Gardiner, WA 98382 Wild Birds Unlimited is offering 20% OFF your entire purchase (excluding sale items) on Wednesday, December 4th from noon to 2pm for Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society & Dungeness River Audubon Center Members. Shop for gifts suitable for beginners or seasoned bird enthusiasts – as well as gifts for nature lovers of all ages. They…

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OPAS FIELD TRIP
Dungeness Landing/Three Crabs

December 8 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dungeness Landing County Park (Oyster House), 298 Oyster House Rd
Sequim, WA 98382 United States
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Dungeness Landing/Three Crabs Date and Time:  Sunday December 8, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: Free Leader:  John Gatchet Meeting Place:  Dungeness Landing Parking Lot Features:  Salt water and shoreline and marsh bird species will be the focus of this field trip.  A few shorebirds and many waterfowl are expected.  There will be some walking on the beach and in the parking lot area.  These two locations are two of the most productive in the Sequim area.       Bring:  Binoculars, spotting scope,…

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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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