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North Central Washington Audubon Society is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society dedicated to furthering the knowledge and the conservation of the environment of North Central Washington, our nation, and the world.

The Art of Nature Journaling

Tuesday, October 13 — Sunday, October 18

Mixing science and art, we discover ecological concepts while observing the details of nature. Drawing, painting, writing and field records will unleash the intrigue of the out-of-doors in a fun and inspirational way. This journaling retreat is led by wildlife bioligist and artist Heather Wallis Murphy. Experienced and beginners in art and science are all welcome. The retreat provides time to hike or time for studio work ...... Read more here

Family Friendly Hikes in the Wenatchee Hills

Weekends, 9:00 am and 11:00 am, Sept 26, Oct 3, Oct 10

Join the Land Trust and the City of Wenatchee Parks and Recreation Department for fun morning walks for families in the Foothills. These scheduled hiking trips will familiarize participants with established trails in the areas surrounding Wenatchee. The leaders of each hike will guide the group along family-friendly trails while sharing fun and interesting information and answering questions about the environment. The theme of each Saturday will be a different element of our backyard wilderness. Hikes will be at 9:00am and 11:00am each weekend. Visit to rsvp! Dates and topics include:

September 26th – Insect Investigations at Saddle Rock

October 3rd – Trails on Fire at Horse Lake Reserve

October 10th – Animal Tracking and Signs at Jacobson Preserve.

Contact Hillary Schwirtlich, Membership Coordinator for the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust at 667-9708 for more information or see

Our October Newsletter

Featured Bird

Great Gray Owl

Photo by Ryan Shaw

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