Birds and Plants of the Molalla River
May 07, 2011
from 08:45 am to 11:00 am
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Learn more about the wild things that inhabit the Molalla River watershed on this engaging tour.
Hosted by our friends at the Molalla River Alliance
In the spring, everything returns to the forest, and everything begins anew. It is the perfect moment to spend a May morning learning about ferns, mosses and flowering plants and the assortment of birds that inhabit or visit the Molalla River watershed. May is the peak of bird migration, breeding and nesting. And, you'll learn that many plants have great stories to tell.
Are you aware that members of the mint group have square stems, that the lily group has structural components that come in threes and sixes, and that woodpeckers have a distinctive, undulating flight that can be used as a field mark from long distances? Every participant will leave with a general idea of characteristics of plants and bird groups. This fascinating field trip will make future identification in the field easier.
Your guide will be expert birder, naturalist and educator Steve Mauritz. You will find his enthusiasm infectious, his knowledge inspiring. Steve will take you to Aquila Vista, an unusually rich diversity of habitats and wetlands. He will also talk about the effective use of binoculars and field guides to help make future identification easier.
When: Saturday, May 7th, Rain or Shine!
Time: 8:45 - 11:00 am
Where to Meet: Bus transportation will be provided from downtown Molalla.
What to Bring: Bring binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. We'll also provide field guides. You are encouraged to bring your camera.
What to Wear: Weather can be variable in the spring, so you are encouraged to dress appropriately. You are strongly encouraged to wear boots or shoes that can get muddy.
Dogs: We love dogs, however, they are not allowed on the field trips