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  • BirdYak Email Group for Birding in Yakima County - Groups.io

    BirdYak is an email list for topics relating to birds and birding in Yakima County. This list is open to anyone, and the hope is that the postings will focus on issues of sightings and identification related to Yakima County, and associated topics such as birding destinations and equipment. Discussion of purely conservation issues are discouraged, as...

  • COVID-19 Response - Socially Distanced Field Trips and Online Programs

    Because the COVID-19 outbreak is still cancelling in-person gatherings, there will be no programs held at the Arboretum. However, we will be holding the programs via the internet live on Zoom. They will still be held on the fourth Thursday of each month, beginning in August. Each month, a link for the Zoom program will appear with the ‘Crier’ newsletter,...

  • Bluebird Trail Monitoring Does Have Heartbreaks

    While monitoring the Vredenburg Trail is usually a very positive experience, there are times when one encounters a nesting incident that can be discouraging.

    On June 19 while monitoring the trail with his wife Chris Reid, Denny Granstrand had a jarring moment when he lifted the lid of Box 65. I imagine that like most of us, his pupils enlarged,...