July 24th Alpine Wildflower Hike, 8:00am - 5:00pm, free. This class is FULL!
Join Methow Conservancy’s Educational Programs Director, Mary Kiesau, to view, identify and enjoy alpine wildflowers in their splendid summer glory in the Tiffany Mountain area. We’ll carpool from Winthrop at 8:00 a.m. and drive about 45 minutes to the trailhead. We’ll hike the 6 - 7 miles to Tiffany Mountain and Freezeout Ridge on a one-way route (we’ll leave some cars at the end for a shuttle). There are great vistas, loads of wildflowers, and a chance to see the Tripod Burn area recovering with lush green growth. There are some minor passes to hike up, but generally the hike will be rolling. Good physical fitness is necessary. The main thing that tends to affect people on this hike is the elevation gain – the top of Tiffany is over 8,000 feet. We’ll have lunch at Honeymoon Pass or on top of Tiffany Mtn. Bring your own lunch and plan to be out most of the day. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited to 12 people. Contact Mary at 996-2870 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
September 26th: Annual Cider Squeeze, 2-4pm, free. It’s a sweet celebration of conservation. We’ll use an historic press to make fresh apple cider juice and enjoy a classic Methow fall afternoon.
October 3 - 4th: Wildlife Track & Sign Certification Class, $200*. This class is FULL. Call to get on the wait list. Spend two full days in the field with professional wildlife tracker, naturalist and educator, David Moskowitz. David's approach is highly interactive, with "test" questions starting the moment we meet-up. This style is an excellent way to learn and investigate, with the goal being to attain a professional certificate in wildlife tracking through Cybertracker Conservation. Lots of time for questions and discussion enhance the class. We will strive to expose participants to the widest possible diversity of tracks and signs in the Methow, and the two-day class is entirely field based at various places around the valley. The class is limited to 11 people, and costs $200 per person. Participants may want to study lightly and/or read a tracking guidebook, such as Dave's "Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest." Lodging and food are on you own. Contact Mary at 509-996-2870 or email@example.com with questions or to register.
Check out the upcoming news & events from other organizations and businesses!
The Methow Valley Interpretive Center at Twispworks offers a Native Plant Garden, numerous exhibits and monthly programs. Check them out online here.
The Okanogan Highlands Alliance in Tonasket offers, "Highland Wonders," a series of monthly natural history programs. Check out their full calendar.