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Willapa Nature Notes

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Thursdays at 8 PM

Click here to read an August 2016 article from the National Wildlife Refuge System Newsletter

Since 1937, the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge has groomed our lower Columbia River basin as habitat for a wide diversity of wildlife. Three National Wildlife Refuges managed as part of the Willapa Complex host migrating waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors and songbirds. Amphibians, reptiles and mammals join our feathered friends in one of the most productive environments on earth.

The Friends of the Willapa Wildlife Refuge, a nonprofit organization, work to support refuge programs and enhance awareness and appreciation of the Refuge. For this reason, the Friends have teamed up with Coast Community Radio to produce a weekly program, Willapa Nature Notes.

Learn about endangered species, as well as more commonly seen species, from bird expert Dr. Madeline Kalbach and how we can help the refuge, from Refuge Project Manager Jackie Ferrier. Botanist Kathleen Sayce will take the mystery out of what grows, both wanted and unwanted, along our trails, roadsides and backyards. Our production team is Kitt Flemming, from Oysterville’s Shoalwater Storytellers and Bob Duke, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Friends group.

The Willapa National Wildlife Refuge participates in a number of public awareness events and programs throughout the year, from guided nature walks to photo contests and art events for the kids. Tune in weekly to Willapa Nature Notes and hear what the Refuge has planned for the coming week. Discover how we can become involved in International Migratory Bird Day, Endangered Species Day, and many more activities for the entire family.

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Bird Count. listen 12/06/2017
Trails. listen 11/29/2017
Spawn. listen 11/22/2017
Migration. listen 11/15/2017
Colors. listen 11/08/2017
Spirea. listen 11/01/2017
Fly Ag. listen 10/25/2017
Clover.   listen 10/18/2017
Chantrelles listen 10/11/2017
Thistles listen 10/04/2017
Migration Part 2   listen 09/27/2017
Migration Part 1   listen 09/20/2017
Ferns   listen 09/13/2017
Aster listen 09/06/2017
Kelp listen 08/30/2017
Wren listen 08/23/2017
Long Island Trails listen 08/16/2017
Nests listen 08/09/2017
Ash listen 08/06/2017
Pelican listen 07/26/2017
Teal Slough listen 07/19/2017
Goldenrod listen 07/12/2017
Leadbetter listen 07/05/2017
Nests listen 06/28/2017
Trails   listen 06/21/2017
Camus listen 06/14/2017
Sand burrs listen 06/07/2017
Nature Conservancy listen 05/31/2017
Cow Parsnip   listen 05/24/2017
Skunk Cabbage   listen 05/17/2017
Green-Winged Teal   listen 05/10/2017
Bufflehead   listen 05/03/2017
Red Flowering Currant listen 04/26/2017
Snowy Plover listen 04/19/2017
Shorebirds listen 04/12/2017
Newts   listen 04/05/2017
Plum   listen 03/29/2017
Alder listen 03/22/2017
Blackbirds listen 03/15/2017
Swans   listen 03/08/2017
Education   listen 03/01/2017
Coltsfoot listen 02/22/2017
Willows   listen 02/15/2017
Woodpeckers Part 2   listen 02/08/2017
Woodpeckers Part 1 listen 02/01/2017
Lichens listen 01/25/2017
Feeders   listen 01/18/2017
Happy 80th Birthday     listen 01/11/2017
Algae   listen 01/04/2017
Feeders       listen 12/28/2016
Finch Feeding   listen 12/21/2016
JBH Birthday   listen 12/14/2016
Canopy listen 12/07/2016
Atwater pt 3 of 3   listen 11/30/2016
Atwater Part 2 of 3   listen 11/23/2016
Atwater Part 1 of 3   listen 11/16/2016
Salmon   listen 11/09/2016
Native Planting   listen 11/02/2016
Bats       listen 10/26/2016
Autumn Butterflies     listen 10/19/2016
Downlisting   listen 10/12/2016
Hummingbirds   listen 10/05/2016
Northern Pintail   listen 09/28/2016
Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge   listen 09/21/2016
An Invitation   listen 09/14/2016
Lyngby's Sedge   listen 09/07/2016
Migration     listen 09/01/2016
Pacific Blackberry     listen 08/24/2016
Long Island Cedar Grove   listen 08/17/2016
Salal listen 08/03/2016
Mosquitos   listen 07/27/2016
Bald Eagle   listen 07/20/2016
Swallowtail Butterflies listen 07/13/2016
Osprey   listen 07/06/2016
Sea-watch   listen 06/29/2016
Varied Thrush listen 06/22/2016
Beach strawberries and black bears and garlic!  listen 06/15/2016
"Refuge"  listen 06/08/2016
"Snowy Plover"    listen 06/01/2016
Candyflower  listen 05/25/2016
Marbled Murrelet  listen 05/18/2016
Turkey Vultures  listen 05/13/2016
Amphibians  listen 05/04/2016