Skagit Audubon’s new vice president, John Farnsworth, along with SAS member Charles Talman, spent the summer monitoring an osprey nest atop a cell tower near Fisherman’s Dock in the Swinomish Village. Trying to determine a basic phenology, they spent hours every day observing through spotting scopes from across the channel at the garden club’s butterfly garden, atop the hill in La Conner. They were amazed at what they discovered, especially in terms of conflicts between eagles, the osprey, and even a peregrine falcon.
John S. Farnsworth, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Sciences, Emeritus, at Santa Clara University. He is the author of Coves of Departure: Field Notes from the Sea of Cortes, Nature Beyond Solitude: Notes from the Field, and a forthcoming memoir about trying to learn the ecosystems where he currently lives. A long-time advocate for the conservation of wildlife habitat, Dr. Farnsworth is a member of the Wildlife Diversity Advisory Council of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and also serves as Vice President of the Skagit Audubon Society.
The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts public presentations the third Wednesday of the month (except for December) via Zoom.
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