Audubon Day at the REACH!
Saturday, October 10
Calling all LCBAS members!
Start the day with bird walk on Bateman Island at 8 am. Then head to the Reach for a day of fun. From 10 am to noon, children can learn to draw bird pictures with chalk on the sidewalk and inside on paper using our taxidermy as models. At 10:30, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe's presentation on climate change at the National Audubon Society's annual convention will be shown. Through the day, get answers to all you birding questions from LCBAS experts. At 1 pm, take in an exciting show by Jack Nisbet. About 2 pm finish the day with a give-away of a pair of REI binoculars.
As a special treat for our members, we will have lunch and cake at noon.
At 1 pm, Spokane-based teacher and naturalist Jack Nisbet, author of Singing Grass, Burning Sage. will be giving a presentation entitled, “Dr. Kennerly Comes to Call”.
Caleb Rowan Kennerly was a young Virginia medical doctor with a keen interest in fish and birds who was appointed as surgeon to the International Boundary Survey in 1857. He spent most of 1860 in the Interior, recording what he saw in a vest-pocket notebook. This slide presentation will follow Dr. Kennerly’s travels through our region, with particular focus on the birds he encountered.
Jack Nisbet is the author of several books that explore the human and natural history of the Intermountain West. His extensive research on fur agent geographer David Thompson resulted in Sources of the River and The Mapmaker’s Eye, and he has also published a pair of volumes about Scottish naturalist David Douglas.
Nisbet’s newest book Ancient Places is a collection of essays that, according to author Peter Stark, “peel back the landscapes of the Northwest to uncover layers of meaning in unexpected places.”
This is our last day at the Reach in celebration of LCBAS's 50th Anniversary Year. Come for the fun, stay for the cake!