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Yakima Audubon Monthly Program - April 2021 - Jack Nisbet
Written, oral, and archaeological records describe a rich history of California condors in the Pacific Northwest, including many accounts from east of the Cascades. In this online presentation, author Jack Nisbet will revisit the...
Bluebird Boxes are Ready for the Nesting Season
On April 2, eight of us cleaned out the Bluebird boxes on the Vredenburgh trail to get them ready for spring. We got all of them cleaned and found only a few minor maintenance issues and a few boxes which will need replacement. We had a great group and perfect weather!...
Our Backyard Bumbles: An Introduction to Washington's Bumblebees
David Jennings Bumblebees are some of our most endearing native pollinators. With their furry bodies (and ability to thermoregulate) they are well-adapted to survive in colder and temperate ecosystems, such as those in Washington State. Bumblebees...
After a couple weeks of troublesome weather, February 27 was a magnificent day for our first YVAS field trip of the year! An enthusiastic group of YVAS members and family met at 8:00 AM in the Refuge Lookout parking lot where YVAS Board member and Refuge Volunteer, Kerry Turley, gave an orientation and birding tips about the refuge.