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Evening Plankhouse Presentation & Night Hike

Friday, May 26. @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

PH-May-Evening-Special-Event-Flier-3Special event! Join host, Ethnobotonist and author Kat Anderson at the Plankhouse for a special presentation, "Beauty, Bounty and Biodiversity," and night hike! 7:00pm: Kat Anderson will share connections with California and Pacific Northwest tribes, by examining traditionally managed edible wildlflower gardens of California. She will also explore the implication that these gardens have for fostering pollinator habitat, increasing biodiversity, and the ways in which these plants have evolved to meet the needs of people. M. Kat Anderson has a Ph.D. in Wildland Resource Science from UC Berkeley and has conducted field work with tribes in California and Washington for over 25 years documenting their detailed Traditional Ecological Knowledge and wildlands stewardship practices. She is author of Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California'ʹs Natural Resources. 8:30pm: "The Refuge at Dusk" night hike. Explore the Oaks to Wetlands Trail on this naturalist guided hike. RSVP required, email sarah_hill@fws.gov to save your spot today!

Naturalist Led Birding Hike- Oaks to Wetlands Trail

Saturday, May 27. @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Limit is 15 people, to sign up, please email Josie Finley at josie_finley@fws.gov or call 360-887-4106 Whether you are new to birding or have been watching them your whole life, Ron Escano offers easy and interesting ways to learn about this amazing world of our feathered friends. A retired USFWS biologist and life long birder, Ron has been leading these walks for over a decade at the Refuge and for the Audobon society. Join him on refuge trails at Ridgefield and Steigerwald Lake this Spring to find out who might be flying in! Birding at Ridgefield NWR The hike starts at 8 am at the respective trail head and last two to three hours. These hikes are free, however you are required to pay the Refuge $3 daily entrance fee (free with Federal Lands Pass or Refuge Annual Pass). Please bring cash or applicable pass and allow yourself an extra 5 minutes to register at the self service kiosk. For more information about passes and fees at Ridgefield NWR: https://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=2147564522 Oaks to Wetlands Trail on the Carty Unit: 
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Habitat Restoration Wednesdays

Wednesday, May 31. @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Our Habitat Restoration Team is always on the lookout for new folks to help out with various habitat and biological projects around the Refuge. Volunteers meet Wednesdays from 9AM-12PM. Contact Habitat Restoration Coordinator Keith Rutz at Keith_Rutz@fws.gov or call (360) 887-3883 for more information.

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