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Event Series Event Series: Prairie Days at Pacific Rim Institute

Prairie Days at Pacific Rim Institute

May 6, 2023 @ 7:00 am 5:00 pm

Free and family friendly! There will be live music, tours lead by local experts and much more!

https://pacificriminstitute.org/news-events/events-calendar.html/event/2023/05/05/pri-prairie-days/416177

FRIDAY DETAILS:
* Birding Tour – ~1.5 hours; moderate walking; mostly level ground; bring binoculars; Bluebirds are in the area!
* Prairie Tours – ~1.5 hours; moderate walking; mostly level ground; prairie remnant, new restoration areas, Garry oak savanna
* Native Plant Center Tour – ~1 hour; close to parking area; see and learn about native plant propagation and how we use our shade area, nursery beds and greenhouse
* Earthquakes and Whidbey Island – ~1 hour in Granary; learn from MIckey Cassar of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network; learn about the seismic monitor on PRI’s prairie

https://pacificriminstitute.org/news-events/events-calendar.html/event/2023/05/06/pri-prairie-days/428393

SATURDAY DETAILS:
* Birding Tour – ~1.5 hours; moderate walking; mostly level ground; bring binoculars; Bluebirds are in the area!
* Prairie Tours – ~1.5 hours; moderate walking; mostly level ground; prairie remnant, new restoration areas, Garry oak savanna
* Central Whidbey Lions Club Hot Dog stand – hot dogs, chili dogs, chips, pop and water for sale
* Native Plant Center Tour – ~1 hour; close to parking area; see and learn about native plant propagation and how we use our shade area, nursery beds and greenhouse
* PREDATORS – Join Dave Coleburn, owner of Northwest Wildlife Sanctuary and hold an alligator! Check out a giant snapping turtle and perhaps some other slithering surprises. Learn about the roles of predators in ecosystems around the world. (~1.5 hours)
* RAPTORS – Join Master Falconer Steve Layman and falconer Joel Gerlach with their Saker Falcon and Red-Tailed Hawk – get up close and personal with these birds and learn all about them from these experts (~1.5 hours)
* LIVE MUSIC – Join guitarist Randy Williams around the firepit