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The weather was rainy and cool on May 13 for Lane County Audubon Society’s International Migratory Bird Day event, staged in Alton Baker Park in collaboration with Nearby Nature and Cascades Raptor Center. Despite the weather, several families stopped by the picnic shelter at Alton Baker Park, where our educational activities were being staged, and then continued on to Nearby Nature’s Learnscape area. IMBD-LCAS volunteers led family-friendly bird walks, Raptor Center staff displayed a live Peregrine Falcon, and Nearby Nature staff conducted more nature-related activities for kids. 

LCAS volunteers showed up in force to lead the walks and help kids learn more about bird migration and other nature topics. We are deeply grateful to all who helped out with our celebration of International Migratory Bird Day. 

Thanks especially to the planning committee for the event: Ramiro Aragon, Jim Maloney, Ron Renchler, and Maeve Sowles, as well as Shyanne Woods and Beth Stein of Nearby Nature.

Our bird walk leaders included Ramiro Aragon, Ashley Studholme, Caryn Stoess, John DeLuca, Laurie deGonzalez, Judy Franzen, and Stephen Franzen (who also helped with photography for the event).

Helping with LCAS booth outreach and assisting with other event needs were Larue Rodgers (who created new educational activities for the kids), Rachael Friese (facilitator for LCAS’s Audubon Adventures program), Connie Berglund, Nancy Radius, Debbie Schlenoff, Bruce Wilson, Kyle Wilson, Jaime Jones, Judy Brown, Dolly Marshall, Susanne Twight-Alexander, and Janie Thomas. Many thanks to one and all.