No September 25 Work Party
Generally we have work parties at least on the last Satur-day of every month. But for September there will be no lastweekend work party since the I will be out of town. There ismuch to do there and I may try to make up that work partyon another weekend, so please contact me if you are inter-ested in such things.
We still have a ways to go in our barn development plans,but we think it already has progressed to the point where wecan begin to plan for some programs on site. So, with thatin mind the Hesthavn committee met in August and cameup with a set of four programs that we think we can pull off at Hesthavn for this coming year. These programs are stillin the process of development, but we will fill you in onmore details as we get them worked out. There are plenty of opportunities for participation, from planning to imple-menting, so please contact me if you are interested. Theprograms are:
October 23: A fall bird program
There will be several short workshops through the day witheach workshop directed towards a different age groups.Topics will include bird identification and how birds arestudied. Weather permitting, there will be a demonstrationof mist-netting and students will be able to see birds upclose. Elise Eliott-Smith (email@example.com) hasagreed to take the lead on this. Elise would very muchwelcome any help anyone might want to offer for thisprogram.
January (date not set): Critters of the Crik
I just made that name up, but the workshop will be directedtowards sampling and identifying stream insects with dis-cussions on life histories and the functions different insectsperform in the stream. There is no lead as of yet for thisprogram.
Spring Program #1: An Entangled Bank.
OK, I need help on these names, but basically this programwill focus on the plants of Hesthavn. We may have somehelp from the OSU Botany Club for this program.
Spring Program #2: Bird program #2.
A repeat of the fall program, but with different birds anddifferent plumage to look at.
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Fall North AmericanMigratory Bird Count
Saturday, September 18th, 2004.
I invite anyone who is interested in counting birds that dateto participate. You can set for yourself the amount of timespent birding and where you bird (some suggested placesare listed below). If possible, I would appreciate knowingahead of time where you plan to bird.I am the county coordinator for Benton Co. For thoseof you who bird in Benton Co. on that date, I’d appreciatehearing the results from you. Please provide bird speciesand numbers, the mileage and hours spent (broken down bymode of transportation). If you bird several areas, a birdlist by area is appreciated. Backyard counts are also wel-come. You can send the results to me firstname.lastname@example.org. or mail them to my home address(see back of CHAT).Corvallis, Chip Ross Park, Jackson-Frazier Wetland, OwensFarm Open Space Area, Stewart Pond, Avery Park, MarysRiver Natural Area. Willamette Park, Walnut Park, BaldHill Park, Fitton Green, Benton Co., Takena Landing, E.E.Wilson GMA, Dunn State Forest, McDonald Forest, BeazellMemorial Forest, Ft. Hoskins Historical Park, Marys Peak,Marys River Park (Philomath), Finley NWR
-Marcia F. Cutler
Kids Day for Conservation
ASC will have a booth at this year’s Kids Day for Conser-vation, Saturday, September 18, 2004, 10:00 AM to 4:00PM at the Benton County Fairgrounds Arena. Like lastyear, we will feature a bird scavenger hunt. In addition,there will be an opportunity to decorate “binoculars” madefrom toilet paper rolls. Other fun events will include aclimbing wall, stream table, handling snakes, shootingarrows, making fish prints, paper, bird houses, living neck-laces, dirt babies and much more! This is a free, fun,hands-on, family-oriented event focusing on natural re-sources education and is open to everyone.
Class: October 13, 16, 20, 23
Learn how to identify birds common to urban and residen-tial areas of the Mid-Willamette Valley as well as ways toattract birds and other wildlife to your backyard. A coordi-nated program by the Audubon Society of Corvallis, AveryHouse Nature Center and Wild Birds Unlimited. For infor-mation about course content, contact Don Boucher, (back page). Cost, $8To register, contact the Avery Housewww.peak.org/~ecenter, (541) 758-6198