March Field Trip

Wallula Gap

Saturday, March 16, 2019

 

9:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.

Join Mike and MerryLynn Denny on a fun “flowering” and birding trip to various locations in the vicinity of Wallula Gap. We will look for Shooting Stars, Prairie Stars, Yellow Bells, Buttercups and other wildflowers along the emerald green rocky hillsides in the gorge and on nearby Hatch Grade. Target birds will be loons on the Columbia River, raptors in the gorge, and early Spring migrants.

If you have a copy of “Where the Great River Bends” or can borrow a copy, it would be helpful to read about the fascinating geography and history in the Wallula Gap where ice-age floods rushed through. Mike, along with Bob Carson and others, were authors of this most interesting and informative book.

Come prepared for the weather and bring water, snacks, lunch, binoculars and a friend or two. Boots are recommended as we will scramble over rocks.

Meet at the Harper Joy Theater parking lot on the Whitman College campus and we will car pool. You do not have to be a member of Blue Mountain Audubon Society to attend, the field trip is free and no pre-registration is required (just show up). If you have any questions, contact Mike and MerryLynn at 529-0080 or m.denny@charter.net.

 

Wallula Gap walk

Wallula Gap walk

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