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WHAS Kids Day

The Willapa Hills Audubon Society's final program of the spring will be an Audubon Kids Day!  It'll be on Saturday June 11 at the Cowlitz PUD Auditorium from 1 to 3 pm.  Lots of fun, bird-related activities for kids of all ages will be on the schedule.  Snacks will be served.

Location: Cowlitz PUD Auditorium

Contact: Bob Arnsdorf

This free program is sponsored by the Willapa Hills Audubon Society. Everyone is welcome.

Taxidermy Workshop

Bob Stone, retired taxidermist, has graciously offered to lead a taxidermy workshop. Participants will learn how to prepare study skins and parts of birds and mammals. Bob will share the finer points of taxidermy as it applies to more technical mounts.

The May 14 workshop will last two hours (1-3 pm) and consist of Bob discussing the meaty details of the taxidermy process. The following Saturday will be a hands-on workshop lasting 4+ hours (10-2) where participants will have the opportunity to prepare a specimen.

Requirement for the second workshop is attending the first. Both events will take place at LCC. Send an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 360.414.2728 for more info.

"Day Hiking Columbia" Gorge presented by Craig Romano

Join WHAS and the LCC Biological Society for noted outdoor author Craig Romano, who will be discussing his new book and the observations he’s made while hiking extensively throughout the Gorge.

The program is free and all are welcome.

The talk will be held on Tuesday May 10th at 7pm in the Wollenberg Auditorium, in Lower Columbia College’s Rose Center, Longview.

Landscaping for Wildlife

Willapa Hills Audubon Society invites you to learn about "Landscaping for Wildlife: Amphibians and Reptiles" presented by Ann Kastberg. The program will be on Saturday, March 19th at 7:30 pm. Find out what you can do in your own backyard to create healthy habitats for frogs, toads, newts, lizards, and snakes.

Location: St. Stephens Episcopal Church Parrish Hall, 1428 22nd Ave., Longview, WA, (parking in alley)

This free event is sponsored by the Willapa Hills Audubon Society and open to the public.

Remote Arctic Wilderness Wildlife presented by Russian Biologist Vasily Baranyuk

Snow GeesePlease join Willapa Hills Audubon Society in welcoming visiting Russian biologist Vasily Baranyuk, an expert on snow geese. He'll be talking about Wrangel Island, Russia, 2900 square miles of the remotest Arctic wilderness on the planet and its unique wildlife including snow geese, polar bears, Arctic fox and wolves, lemmings, walruses and snowy owls.

The talk will be Tuesday March 8th at 7:00 pm in the Wollenberg Auditorium at the Rose Center at Lower Columbia College in Longview.

This free event is sponsored by the Willapa Hills Audubon Society and open to the public.

Wetland Conservation presented by Dr. Jim Hulbert

Update: Date changed to Thursday, Feb 10th

WHAS will have the pleasure of welcoming Longview's own Dr. Jim Hulbert on Thursday February 10 at 7:00 pm at the Cowlitz PUD Auditorium.

Dr. Hulbert has been a 35 year volunteer working with Ducks Unlimited to preserve habitat throughout North America, serving recently as the national President of DU.  He'll be talking on "Wetland Conservation" from his unique perspective.

This free event is sponsored by the Willapa Hills Audubon Society and open to the public.

Columbia Highlands: Washington's Last Wilderness Frontier

Kit McGurn from Conservation Northwest will be doing a presentation entitled "Columbia Highlands: Washington's Last Wilderness Frontier" on Wednesday, January 26th at 7:00 pm at the  Cowlitz PUD Auditorium Longview.

The Northeastern Washington area serves as a habitat bridge between the Cascades and the Rocky Mountains.  It contains a healthy population of wildlife and pristine forests.  Grizzly and black bears, wolves, caribou, lynx, moose, deer and elk still thrive here.  Kit will be talking about this unique area and efforts to preserve it as a wilderness.

This free event is sponsored by the Willapa Hills Audubon Society and open to the public.

Live Pelican and Owl at Presentation about Animal Rehabilitation

On Friday night, November 19 Sharnelle Fee, Executive Director of the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, a bird and animal rehabilitation center in Astoria, will be joining us at 7:00 pm at Lower Columbia College in the Student Center cafeteria.  She'll be discussing her efforts at wildlife rehabilitation and will be bringing several live birds including a brown pelican, spotted owl and some sea birds depending on availability.

This event is a free Willapa Hills Audubon program.

WHAS introduces New Movie Series

On Saturday November 6 at 2:00 pm at the Longview Library we will show the first movie in our Birds of Hollywood series, Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds", in the Halloween spirit. And we will have popcorn and drinks.

This free event is sponsored by Willapa Hills Audubon Society.

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On Saturday November 6 at 2:00 pm at the Longview Library we will show our first movie in our Birds of Hollywood series, Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds", in the Halloween spirit. And we will have popcorn and drinks.

On Saturday November 6 at 2:00 pm at the Longview Library we will show our first movie in our Birds of Hollywood series, Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds", in the Halloween spirit. And we will have popcorn and drinks.

WHAS Annual Picnic

This year our annual picnic will be hosted by Mary Steller, a long-time WHAS member, at her house,  in Rosburg, Washington on July, 31.  She has graciously offered to host us this year.

Mary’s place will be a wonderful place for a picnic, as it has beautiful walks for birders, river views, a treehouse, dogs, and donkeys.  Come spend what will be a delightful afternoon, from 1:00 to 4:00. Please bring a dish to share with 6—8 people, and eating ware and chairs for all in your party.  Mary will provide ice tea and water. Please also bring Frisbees, balls, etc., for outside play.

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 360-442-2575  by July 24 if you will attend.  We will help coordinate carpools where possible as it is a little over one hour’s drive from the Longview area.