The birds have been arriving in Washington after their spring migrations, singing and ready to nest. They’re ready for Birdathon, are you? Join us to help the birds.
A number of cities around the world have made climate action plans but have struggled to make significant impact on their emissions. People for Climate Action, along with other environmental groups, has organized a presentation on May 11 by climate planner Susan Anderson. Join us!
Part of what I love about volunteering at Marymoor Park every month is getting to see the changes through the seasons. It’s beautiful right now because some of those plants like the Indian plum (or osoberry), Oregon grape, and flowering currant, are blooming. And many birds have also started to nest.
Tyvek plastic is used for manufacturing mailing envelopes that are not recyclable in our area. If you receive an item in a Tyvek envelope, maybe some medicine or a book you've sent for, save the envelopes. When you’ve collected many, just seal the large envelope with tape or a few staples and address it to our nearest Tyvek Recycling Center.
Eastside Audubon’s board members provide diverse voices and wide-ranging experiences that guide us to protecting, preserving and enhancing our natural ecosystems and communities for the benefit of birds, other wildlife and people. Their leadership is essential as we look to the future and the increasing threat of climate change. Please welcome our new partners in environmental protection!
The year is off to a good start and I hope the same is true for you. On January 13, the EAS board participated in a day-long retreat to talk about roles, goals and priorities. It was a good opportunity to discuss the areas in the chapter that need attention, both from the board’s point of view and the executive director’s.
Eastside Audubon’s Bird of the Month for April 2019 is the Blue-winged Teal. The male Blue-winged Teal has a dramatic white crescent curving down across its face. While in flight a silvery blue patch on the leading edge of the wing and a green speculum on the secondaries marking a contrast visible in flight.
A lot of great work is going on at the Marymoor Park Audubon Bird Loop, so starting this year we’re going to share a little update each month.
Whether you like your birds in the field or on the football field, Bird Song Soiree promises to have something for EVERY bird lover. Here’s a glimpse at some of our most recent additions to the silent auction.