[Tweeters] Upcoming Owl Hoots and Salamander Love night next two Saturdays - West Seattke - Camp Long

Stewart Wechsler ecostewart at quidnunc.net
Tue Feb 5 20:11:40 PST 2008

For those interested in my nature programs,

This Saturday, the 9th (6:30 pm) and the following Saturday, the 16th (5:00
pm) I will be leading Owl hikes for the Seattle Parks Department at Camp
Long (West Seattle). On Saturday the 16th (6:30 pm) I will also be leading
my Salamander Love Night program. See the descriptions and registration
instructions below. I am offering the programs below through the Seattle
Parks Department, but if anyone has any special requests for programs or
trips you'd like me to lead (not necessarilly through the parks department)
I may be able to entertain special requests for a diversity of places, times
and themes:

Camp Long
5200 35th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126

All programs require pre-registration. Register by calling (206) 684-7434
ahead of time
(or register on line at the above website).

Owl Hoots in Seattle Parks at Camp Long 2/9/08, 2/16/08, 3/15/08
Join us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s woodland. Early
winter is courtship time! Giving a hoot might get a holler or scream
response. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight (though we may have
a few extra to borrow). There is a fair chance we will see or hear Barred
Call Camp Long at (206) 684-7434 for
directions. Please register early to reserve a space - owl walks are
All ages welcome.
Fees: $8 for adults and $6 for children.
Program #24155 Sat February 9 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Program #24156 Sat February 16 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Program#24220 Sat March 15 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Salamander Love Night - Camp Long 2/16/08
Did you know that our two local mole salamander species (the Long-toed
Salamander - Ambystoma macrodactylum and the Northwestern Salamander -
Ambystoma gracile) mate and lay eggs right around Valentine’s Day? Come with
us to look for these long-toed lovers, their Northwestern friends, and the
eggs in their watery bedrooms. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight
(though we may have a few flashlights to borrow). A short hike in the woods
may produce plethodon (lungless) salamanders -
Red-backed Salamander(Plethodon vehiculum) and Ensatina (Ensatina
eschscholtzii) Please register in advance.
Ages 6 and older
$8 per person
Program #24162 Sat, February 16th 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Additional Camp Long Programs I will be leading in March:
Early Bird Walk - Camp Long Sat, 3/15/08
Learn birding strategies and tips from an expert birder. Yellow-rumped
Warblers are now migrating. Will the Winter Wrens be singing their
intricate spring songs? Beginners especially welcome, but all levels are
invited. Adult oriented, but kids welcome.
Program #24157 Sat., March 15th 8:30 - 10:30 am

Early Spring Native Plant Walk Camp Long Sat, March 15, 2008 (O.K.,
Technically Late Winter)
Learn plant stories and identification tips from a local wild plant expert.
The first spring wildflowers should be blooming and others sprouting. Adult
oriented, but kids welcome!
Ages 6 and older
$8 per person
Program #24158 Sat, March 15th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Salamander Search - Camp Long - Saturday, March, 15, 2008
Join us for a search in the pond and under logs in the woods for both our
Long-toed and Northwestern Salamanders and Red-backed and Ensatina
salamanders. Beetles, slugs and other critters will be found too!
All ages
$8 per person
Program #24163 Sat, March 15th 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Stewart Wechsler
Ecological Consulting
West Seattle
206 932-7225
ecostewart at quidnunc.net

-Advice on the most site-appropriate native plants
and how to enhance habitat for the maximum diversity
of plants and animals
-Educational programs, nature walks and field trips
-Botanical Surveys

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