Unless specified otherwise, Program Meetings are held at the 1912 Center, ARTS WORKSHOP (*note new room), 3rd and Adams, in Moscow. Everyone is welcome. Meetings begin at 7:00pm.

Board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at the 1912 Center, Friendship Hall, 3rd and Adams, in Moscow. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM. For additional information, ask at a program meeting, refer to your newsletter, or contact any of the chapter officers.

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On Wednesday, November 20, join us at the Arts Workshop Room for a presentation from Eric Anderson and Joan Folwell about Palouse Prairie on Steptoe Butte. Program will be held at the 1912 Building, Moscow, Idaho, beginning at 7:00pm. This workshop will give a background and overview to the multi-year process of placing a private land parcel on Steptoe Butte into the public domain in an effort to preserve Palouse Prairie habitat.

Included in the presentation will be a talk about the various stakeholders, partners, and perspectives that were included as part of the process, including bird conservation and recreation values.  The workshop will be facilitated by two members of the Palouse Prairie Foundation, including one of the landowners that was integral in seeing this land converted into the public. 

Eric Anderson grew up fascinated by the tallgrass prairie of Iowa and this fascination extended to Palouse Prairie habitat when he moved to Moscow in 2012 to work at the University of Idaho.  Eric has a background in conservation and environmental service-learning through his time with AmeriCorps and Earth Force. Eric also received a graduate certificate in Restoration Ecology and a Master of Natural Resources degree at the University of Idaho.

Joan Folwell has been a member of the Palouse Prairie Foundation since 2005. She has helped to protect Palouse Prairie by obtaining recognition for it in the Critical Area Ordinances for Whitman County and the city of Pullman.  She and her husband Ray engage in a 20-acre restoration effort north of Pullman and are part owners of the Steptoe parcel.

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On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, join Tom Fischer as he presents “A Quest To See 38 Warblers – Spring Birding in Northwest Ohio, Tawas Point, Michigan, and Nearby Areas”

Including Yellow-breasted Chat, there are 38 species of Northeast U.S. warbler, some very common (such as Yellow warbler) and some quite rare (Kirtland’s warbler). This talk will describe birding during the past three spring migrations in northwest Ohio and Tawas Point, Michigan. These birding areas are truly unique. Geographically, each area is a “migrant trap,” serving as a focal point for many birds to pause during migration. Each area also provides unparalleled opportunities to view migrating songbirds, especially at short distances. Well-established birding festivals are held annually in each location, attracting thousands of birders each year, and providing opportunities for guided day-trips to excellent birding areas. The talk will provide some practical logistic information about the areas visited, and present photos taken during the past three years. The presentation will try to provide a convincing argument that every active birder should try to visit these areas in mid-May.
We will meet in the Arts Workshop at the 1912 Building in Moscow, ID with presentation beginning at 7:00pm

Save the dates for other PAS programs:
No program in December
January 15, 2020
February 19, 2020
March 18, 2020
April 15, 2020
May 20, 2020

Canada Goose and Gosling