Seward Park Audubon Center
NEWSLETTER June 23, 2022
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Black-capped Chickadee photo by Mick Thompson
Growing Families
Did you knowthat some Black-capped Chickadees have more than one brood per season? Although our beloved resident chickadees typically have one clutch per season, occasionally they start a second brood. Most of our chickadees get an early start on nesting-sometimes in early March; others wait until April. But careful observers have recently noticed chickadees bringing insects into tree cavities and down inside hollow stumps. Why this early summer nesting?  Maybe the first clutch failed; perhaps predators made a meal of the nestlings. Or perhaps hormonal levels are still running high in some chickadees. Whatever the reason, keep your eye out for prolific chickadee pairs bringing another clutch of young birds into our natural world. 
Black-capped Chickadee photo by Mick Thompson
Rosette Royale photo by Kwai Lam
Black to Nature | A Conversation with writer Rosette Royale
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Presentation begins at 6:00 PM
Free
Advance tickets required

Seattle-based writer Rosette Royale set out to Olympic National Park to chronicle the life of a man who found refuge in the solitude of this forest. As Rosette spent an extended period of time in the forest he witnessed his own story emerge: a man who pushed beyond his personal comfort level and changed by his unforgettable experience.

Join us at Columbia City's Royal(e) Room as Rosette Royale shares the story of this excursion.  Writer and translator Wendy Call will join Rosette on stage as a catalyst for a lively discussion. 

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Rosette Royale photo by Kwai Lam
Photo by Matt Reinbold
Bat Trek
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free
Advance Registration Required


Our guided Bat Trek features a presentation on bats of the Pacific Northwest and a guided walk to locate and identify these creatures of the night with the setting sun as our backdrop. We'll observe and listen for local bats in their natural habitat, flitting through the trees and skimming over the water as they devour a bounty of flying insects. It's a fantastic way to explore this magical piece of our local urban environment.

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Photo by Matt Reinbold
Ruby-crown Kinglet photo by Mick Thompson
The Early Bird
Saturday, July 2, 2022
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM, or

Sunday, July 3, 2022
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Free
Advance Registration Required


Join us in Seward Park during a point in the day where the bird's calls and songs are lifted high above the din of the busy day that follows. Lead Naturalist Ed Dominguez leads our trek through the fields and forest as we tune in to migrating and resident birds and bring them into view as the opportunity allows.

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Ruby-crown Kinglet photo by Mick Thompson
Salmonberry photo by jacki-dee
Guided Nature Walk | Wildflowers & Berries
Sunday, July 2, 2022
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM, or

Sunday, July 3, 2022
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free
Advance Registration Required

Just past the summer solstice, many late spring flower buds are just opening. Simultaneously, plants that flowered several weeks ago are now displaying ripening berries and nuts. This is the perfect time to experience both!  Join Lead naturalist Ed Dominguez as we explore the dual delights of blossoms and berries.

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Salmonberry photo by jacki-dee
Photo by Amy Scarfone
Pulling for Seward Park | Community Reforestation Event
Seward Park Audubon Center is working to keep Seward Park beautiful, vibrant and healthy. We need help removing invasive plants and planting native trees and shrubs. We provide gloves, tools, mulch, and more. Join us in preserving this gem to enjoy now and well into the future!

Register for July 1, 2022
Register for July 15, 2022
Photo by Amy Scarfone
Ridwell
Introducing Ridwell
Despite our best efforts to reduce waste and send more materials to landfills, there always seem to be materials that are seemingly bound for the landfill. And a surprising number of recyclable items never make it to recyclers that follow through on reuse promises. 

One local company is trying to change that dynamic by providing doorstep collection of plastics, threads., batteries, and more. When you sign up with Ridwell, you receive a metal box to place a variety of waste products for bi-weekly pick-up. Ridwell will give these items new life or a new purpose by distributing them to responsible organizations and recycling partners. 

Interested? Learn more about Ridwell and find if your home is in their service area. You can also receive a 10% discount on your Ridwell membership as a friend of Seward Park Audubon. 

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Ridwell
Photo by Kathryn Sechrist
Let's Get Ready For Summer Camp!
Registration for Summer Camp is now open!

Seward Park is a great place for kids during the summer. It’s even more fun when they join us for our week-long day camps. Discovering birds and other wildlife in our forest, playing games in the fields, and cooling off in Lake Washington. 

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Photo by Kathryn Sechrist
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