2017 Holiday Wreath Sale
Oct05

2017 Holiday Wreath Sale

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays! If you need the perfect holiday gift, Evergreen Audubon has lovely and reasonably priced balsam fir wreaths for sale…

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President’s Report – October 2017
Sep30

President’s Report – October 2017

Fall is definitely here and the down comforter is on the bed.  The comforter is a combination of duck and goose down which got me thinking about how I first became interested in birds; ducks in particular. I was living in New England and became fascinated by folk art and duck decoys. I was paying attention to wooded ducks more than the real ones. Then we moved to the Oregon coast and I saw the beautiful Eiders, Harlequins and real Wood ducks; that’s when I think I became a birder.

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The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World
Sep28

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World

When the Evergreen Nature Book Club met to discuss The Invention of Nature, none of us could recall ever having heard of Alexander von Humboldt. Yet, our ideas about the natural world are indebted to the life’s work of this great 19th-century naturalist. We do know of several items that were named after Humboldt: the Humboldt Penguin, the Humboldt Current off the west coast of South America, Humboldt California, and Humboldt Peak, a...

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Highlights from September 16 Bird Walk to Chatfield State Park
Sep17

Highlights from September 16 Bird Walk to Chatfield State Park

Migration is in full swing, and eleven of us got to partake of a good dose of it this past Saturday at Chatfield State Park. We had eight members of the Anatidae family (swans, geese and ducks), and this will continue to get better. Some of the males are emerging gloriously from their eclipse plumage, and in another few weeks all the boys should look primed for courtship. A highlight for me was getting to see the emerging deep...

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Highlights from September 6 Bird Walk to Bear Creek Lake Park
Sep08

Highlights from September 6 Bird Walk to Bear Creek Lake Park

Five of us had an incredible morning at Bear Creek Lake Park tallying 54 species (see list below). While we didn’t see anything too unexpected, we did manage to see several species that you can never quite count on getting every time you’re out, e.g. Ruddy Duck, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Cooper’s Hawk, Prairie Falcon, Blue Jay, Cliff Swallow, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Wilson’s Warbler, Brewer’s Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, and...

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