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Umpqua Valley Audubon Hike Urban Wildlife Discovery
March 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
FIELD TRIP – SATURDAY, MARCH 21 – URBAN WILDLIFE DISCOVERY
This field trip was made possible by a donation in memory of Anna Slemmer, who was an environmentalist and ardent supporter of Umpqua Valley Audubon Society.
NOTE: THIS WILL BE A COVID-19 MINDFUL FIELD TRIP WHERE WE WILL WALK AROUND TOGETHER BUT MAINTAIN 6 FT OR GREATER DISTANCE FROM EACH OTHER REGARDLESS IF YOU FEEL FINE. IF YOU DON’T FEEL WELL STAY HOME. THANK-YOU!
OVERVIEW: Our urban landscapes, dominated by pavement, buildings, lawns, moving vehicles, and pets are occupied by a suite of native and non-native species of plants and animals. What is life like for these creatures? Where do they live? What do they eat? Where do they hide? We will visit a variety of urban habitats, from parking lots to islands of more natural habitat, to residential neighborhoods to see what lives here and what their lives are like “in the city.” We will start at a patch of somewhat natural habitat in the Stewart Park Wildlife Area, make a loop north through an industrial area, and make another loop west through a residential area. Total walking distance will be about 5 miles on level terrain, but we will do a lot of meandering and stopping to look. Wear good walking shoes. You may bring binoculars, camera, snacks, and water if you like. Dress for the weather.
REGISTRATION/SIGNUP: Required, Max 10 participants (click here to register).
MINORS: Must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
DURATION/CONDITIONS: Approximately 4 hours, 5 miles, mostly level ground.
MEET: 08:00 at the south end of the parking lot at Stewart Park Wildlife Area near Fred Meyer (aka duck ponds).
QUESTIONS: Contact Matt Hunter, 541-670-1984, firstname.lastname@example.org.