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Tag: Tahoma Audubon Society


Change in program for Thursday’s Tahoma Audubon Society meeting

Rainier Audubon Society member Dan Streiffert will give a presentation, “Rafting the Marsh Fork of the Canning River,” Thursday at the monthly meeting of the Tahoma Audubon Society.

Streiffert will talk about the wildlife that lives along the river that runs along the western boundary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The “Great Bear Rainforest” presentation originally scheduled has been postponed.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for refreshments, social time and chapter updates. The program begins at 7:30 p.m.

The chapter meets at the Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma.


Orting’s Foothills Trail kiosk will be dedicated in honor of Stan Engle

On Saturday morning at 10 a.m. the Foothills Trail kiosk in Orting will be  dedicate in honor of one of the men instrumental in building the structure.

The kiosk will be named in honor of Stan Engle, who led the fundraising effort for the structure as the Foothills Trail Coalition’s treasurer for more than 15 years.  Engle, also a member of the Tacoma Mountaineers and the Audubon Society, died in 2009 at the age of 87.  The structure, which displays a map of the 15-mile Foothills Trail and other information, will be named the Stan Engle Orting Kiosk.


Intermediate birding course begins Feb. 1

The Tahoma Audubon Society is holding an intermediate birding course beginning Feb. 1 at the Tacoma Nature Center.

Fred Matthaei will be teaching this new class. He brings a wealth of knowledge about local birds as well as years of experience birding in the area.

The course is designed for the graduates of the chapter’s beginning birding and basic birding classes. Matthaei will be building on what participants have already learned, as well as introducing students to more birding areas during field trips, and heightening bird identification skills. This course is also for avid backyard birders who wish to expand

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