Thanks, friends! We have an option for families and youth, too, for their own CBC on Saturday, December 14. We'll have a younger group and an older teen group counting at Discovery Park. Details and registration here: my.seattleaudubon.org/youthcbc2019
We are fortunate to get support from the King County WaterWorks for Salmon Heroes. Check out their blog post on Salmon Heroes and get out and see spawning salmon while you still can!Fall is here, it's Halloween eve 🎃 and salmon🐟are returning to streams and rivers. You can watch for spawning sammies at viewing sites listed here: bit.ly/2PxpFkU You may also come across young “Salmon Heroes” too: bit.ly/2BUSIqH ... See MoreSee Less
If You Can Count, You Can Help Birds: Kharli Rose Thurs 10-24 at 6 pm in the Burien Community Center
Birds can inspire and enlighten us, so let's uplift them. They face increasing threats, but you can help by simply counting them. Scientists and bird enthusiasts can learn a lot by knowing where the birds are. Their populations are dynamic and constantly in flux, which makes monitoring them challenging. Community science projects, such as the Great Backyard Bird Count, Audubon Christmas Bird Counts, Project Feeder Watch and eBird submissions provide the “big picture” about what is happening to bird populations. The more data is collected, the more scientists can investigate far-reaching questions about birds, the environment, and our role within theirs. Regardless of your birding skill level, Kharli Rose will share resources and information about upcoming counts and community projects that you can sometimes do from your own home. Kharli spent a decade in the news industry and began birding in the middle of it. This joy soon revealed many natural connections and a desire to share them with others. Working with national estuary programs, county conservation and natural resource departments and local Audubon groups were wonderful conduits. As the community engagement manager at the Environmental Science Center, Kharli is thrilled to fuse environmental stewardship with community involvement, especially in spreading the bird word.
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Native Plants of the Salish Sea: presented by Eir Cheeka Thurs 10-24 at 6 pm in the Burien Community Center
Come learn some Native plant names in the Native language of this land, Lushootseed. Eir Cheeka will discuss the importance of these plants and the importance of being outside and knowing the place where you live. She will share stories and ideas of how she teaches children and adults, of how she was raised and how she raises her kids outside, learning the Native plants and animals of this beautiful place in both English and Lushootseed. Seahurst Park is a special place for her. She recently delivered weekly Native Play and Learns there for the White Center Community Development Association and she has helped ESC incorporate Native learning into a variety of programs and projects, including in the production of plant trail signs that were created by Big Picture Middle School students last season and are viewed by parkgoers daily.