Events & Field Trips
No Chapter Meetings in July - Enjoy the Summer!
- Aug 22 – Columbia Riverkeeper, on the latest updates on Hanford cleanup and potential impacts to fish and wildlife in the Columbia River, Simone Anter
- Sep 26 - Open
- Oct 24 – Kristina A. Ernest, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Central Washington University
- Dec 5 – Tom Kogut Photography
June 22 (Saturday)- Wild Horse Wind Farm
Scott Downes will lead a trip to Wild Horse Wind Farm near Vantage. This trip is a combination birding and wind farm tour. We’ll join Nicholas Mejia with Puget Sound Energy on a tour of the wind farm where participants will get to learn about the facility and explore inside the turbines. Mixed with the wind farm tour, we’ll be able to bird the shrub-steppe habitat there, where shrub-steppe species such as Sage Thrasher, Sagebrush Sparrow and Loggerhead Shrike are found. Following the wind farm tour, we’ll do a few birding stops on the way back to Yakima. Bring a hat, binoculars, lunch, sunscreen, and water. Wear appropriate and sturdy foot wear. Drivers should have the Discover Pass. We’ll leave Yakima at 6:30 am and return by 3:00 pm. To sign up and get the meeting place, please contact Scott at email@example.com.