September Presentation - Blue Mountain Land Trust
Blue Mountain Land Trust will share it's mission at the September meeting

Land Trust

Thursday September 17th, 2015
7:00 PM Room 157 - Olin Hall - Whitman College Campus
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Blue Mountain Land Trust is excited to share it's mission with the Audubon Society at the September meeting. To preserve the lands we all love, the Land Trust creates conservation easements; Sue Parrish and board members will explain exactly what an easement is, and what it entails, as well as maps and photos or the easements we have so far.

Also covered will be the Land Trusts history and growth, and our educational program for the public; Learning on the Land. With input from varied community resources, the Land Trust has also created a conservation plan which identifies critical habitats in our area.

This plan will be explained and maps of these important areas will be shared. The Land Trust has lots of volunteer opportunities, so come learn how you can be a part of preserving forever the Blue Mountain lands we all love.

Field Trip: Hawk Watch on Bald Mountain
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 8:00 AM


Mike and MerryLynn Denny will lead our first field trip this fall to Bald Mountain north of Tollgate on the road to Jubilee Lake (about an hour’s drive from Walla Walla). We will sit in our lawn chairs and watch Cooper’s Hawks, Sharp-shinned Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks, American Kestrels, Northern Harriers, Turkey Vultures and other raptors as they ride the thermals overhead and in the valley below.

We will also look for mountain birds and will try to see more than the highs of 39 raptors and 36 total species seen on previous Hawk Watch field trips.

Meet at the Harper Joy Theater parking lot and we will car pool. In addition to a lawn chair, bring your binoculars, lunch, a jacket (as it could get cold at elevation 4100 feet) and a friend or two. We will return to Walla Walla about 2:00 in the afternoon. You do not have to be a member of Blue Mountain Audubon to attend and there is no limit to the number of attendees. Please contact Mike or MerryLynn if you have any questions call Mike at 529-0080 or E-mail Mike.


Come join us as we walk around Bennington Lake on Tuesday mornings. It's fun to see what birds are present at different times of the year and to enjoy the changes of the seasons at the lake. The walks last 2-3 hours. We do not walk in inclement weather.

The start time for the walks will change with the seasons. For more information E-mail Ginger Shoemake