April 16 Birding and Owl Prowl
Trillium (Trillium ovatum) is a member of the lily family and is aptly named as the leaves (with parallel veins--a lily family diagnostic), sepals and petals are all grouped in threes. One of the most showy and beautiful of our spring wildflowers, April is prime time for trillium appreciating so go out and find some and enjoy! Next week: the three "flavors" of our native Oregon Grape!
The Union Bay Natural area has been the site of a couple of unusual birds recently: A Mountain Bluebird and a Say's Phoebe have been sighted there! Let's meet Friday the 16th at 8:00 am in the east parking lot and hopefully we can get a peek at these cool and unusual (for our area) birds. Also, a few days ago Seward Park hosted a Great Horned Owl (first of the year at that location!) that gave us many views and hoots. Meet me there Friday at 7:30 pm and we will go Prowling! Cost is $25.00 per outing and as always, email me to register. Hope to see you this week!