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Winter 2022 Whistler is available

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The Winter 2022 Whistler is available now.

 

Read more of its content: 

  • A Surfeit of the Fit - Presidents message
  • Christmas Bird Count info
  • Membership Form
  • NW Birding Events
  • Children’s Discovery Museum reopened
  • WDFW invites High school students to submit invasive species…
  • Vaux Swift Migration Monitoring and so Much More
  • Obituary for Ann Dorothea Klug Musche’

 

WDFW invites High school students to submit invasive species art to adorn new trailer

The Washington Invasive Species Council (WISC) and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) invite high school-age digital artists to participate in an art contest that will help spread the word about not spreading invasive species.

Invasive species are plants, animals, and other organisms that don't naturally live in Washington and, when brought here, can cause economic and environmental harm. Invasive species can outcompete native species for food and habitat and may even eat native species. Once established, they can proliferate and cost a lot of money to control, as well as negatively impact utility, agriculture and tourism industries.

The winning art from this contest will adorn WDFW's new trailer that travels around Washington State and the Northwest to bring attention to invasive species and their spread. It will also include images of WDFW's invasive mussel-sniffing dogs Puddles and Fin (right).

"Staff from both WDFW and WISC travel to many communities to educate people about the dangers of spreading these species from one area to another," said Justin Bush, executive coordinator of WISC. "This trailer will allow them to do that more effectively and bring attention to the issue with its eye-catching art."

The art contest runs now through Dec. 30. Submissions are required to be in a digital art format, such as graphic designs, photographs, illustrations, cartoons, digital paintings and more. Submissions must include pictures or information on one or more species that could be, or has been, introduced into our region, such as quagga and zebra mussels, European green crabs, Eurasian watermilfoil, northern pike, New Zealand Mudsnails and more.

"Those are some of the invasive species of most concern that can be introduced or spread, but there are many others," said Allen Pleus, WDFW's aquatic invasive species unit manager. "We have worked hard to prevent impacts from these species and are happy to have an additional tool, the trailer, to bring our message to the public."

In addition to having the design made into a trailer wrap, the winner will receive a $500 Amazon gift card. A second-place winner will receive a $300 Amazon gift card. Entries will be displayed on the WISC and WDFW websites. For full contest rules, design dimensions and inspiration, visit either the WISC or WDFW websites.

WDFW works to preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.

 

Fall 2022 Whistler is available

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The Fall 2022 Whistler is available now.

 

Read more of its content: 

  • Names and Identification - Letter From Alaska - Presidents message
  • Membership Form
  • NW Birding Events
  • Wildlife Center of the North Coast
  • Children’s Discovery Museum reopens
  • ACOW is back
  • Vaux Swifts Fall Migration
  • Threatened Legacy Forests of Southwest Washington

 

Summer 2022 Whistler is available

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The Spring 2022 Whistler is available now.

 

Read more of its content: 

  • The Struggle for Survival - Presidents message
  • Annual Picnic Invitation
  • Membership Form
  • NW Birding Events
  • Gambles’ White-crowned Sparrow Mystery
  • Earth Day, 2022 review
  • Vaux Swifts Spring Migration
  • Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge reopened in May 

 

Spring 2022 Whistler is online

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The Spring 2022 Whistler is available now.

 

Read more of its content: 

  • Annual Announcements - Presidents message
  • Message to our National Members
  • Membership Form
  • NW Birding Events
  • 2022 is a WHAS Election Year
  • Christmas Bird Count Results
  • Keep your feeders clean
  • The Loon Lunch
  • Conserving Coastal Birds and Habitat

 

Winter 2021 Whistler is online

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The Winter 2021 Whistler is available now.

 

Read more of its content: 

  • Free Tree Seedlings from the Carbon Capture Foundation
  • Christmast Bird Counts - All the local info
  • Membership Form
  • NW Birding Events
  • 2022 is a WHAS Election Year
  • More than 350000 swifts roosted in Rainier!
  • Cowlitz Bird Count October update
  • The Grace of Trumpeter Swans 

 

Common Winter Birds of Western Washington Class

Winter birds of western Washington are amazing. Explore 100 species commonly found in fall and winter. Learn about their shape, size, color patterns, behaviors, habitat, and sounds. The 5-week course taught by Ornithologist Dr. Thomas Bancroft consists of five 90-minute classes held on Zoom. 

Class dates:

  • Thursdays from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM,
  • October 21st, 28th
  • November 4th, 11th, and 18th.

Class recordings are also available.

Fee: $115

More info and registration at Rainier Audubon Society

 

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