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Second (Virtual) Sunday at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse: “Becoming Birds”
July 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmfree
Join the Friends and Staff of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 11, for the virtual “Becoming Birds,” an engaging birding excursion with Dr. Teresa Wicks, Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator for Portland Audubon, and her wife Janelle Wicks, Executive Director of the Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Not everyone birds the same, and Dr. Wick’s research emphasizes how indigenous viewpoints can change how we see our interactions as part of the natural world. Second Sundays in 2021 will be virtual and can be viewed on and after the event dates on the Friends Facebook and Youtube Channels. Find out more about the event, speaker bios and craft information here.
Check in at 10a.m. for family activity demos and Trail Tips with the Fish & Wildlife Service. Family activity bags will be available to pick up ahead of time, during First Saturdays at Seasons Coffee in the Old Liberty Theater, while supplies last.
Family activity kits for July will include the items you need for an ear trumpet activity, all inside a Color-it-Yourself canvas tote bag while supplies last! Ear trumpets work for birding, and listening to nature, because a funnel collects and amplifies sound in the hearing process. That’s why many animals have large funnel-shaped ears, like deer.
Seasons Coffee Shop at the Old Liberty Theater is located in Historic Downtown Ridgefield. Stop by to get your activity bags, and pick up a coffee, or pastries and gifts by local artists and authors.