[Tweeters] Otto Jarstad Park, Kitsap County

dave templeton crazydave65 at inbox.com
Sun Apr 15 11:19:58 PDT 2007

considering we had bears in the yard out here in the provinces (fall city) for several weeks a coupla years ago, the idea of only seeing scats and not the bears is actually quite comforting (we have a tacit agreement to leave each other alone).


dave t
fall city


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> Sent: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 10:52:57 -0700

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> Subject: [Tweeters] Otto Jarstad Park, Kitsap County


> Yesterday I visited this park, which you get to on the Old Belfair Hwy,

> which starts near Gorst. My visit was part of a Great Peninsula

> Conservancy

> outing to the watershed in search of bears/evidence of bears (we saw lots

> of

> evidence in the form of scat, but alas no bears), and it was the first

> time

> I'd been there.


> What a Fabulous place to bird! The park is near a creek, so it's got a

> riparian area as well as the edge of a mixed deciduous/evergreen forest.

> Unfortunately most of the surrounding area isn't generally accessible, as

> it's part of the Bremerton watershed. There's a possibility that you

> could

> bird there, if you get permission or aren't worried about getting a

> ticket

> or whatever penalty accrues to trespassers in watersheds.


> Once the spring birds really come in I imagine the park will be crawling

> with birds. For me it's going to be a destination spot if I don't feel

> like

> going all the way to Theler from B'ton.


> Good birding,

> Mary


> Mary E. Klein

> Bremerton WA

> Cellobird -AT- Comcast.net


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