Birds, Bats and bees short Course

Thanks! It was a success with great speakers. Should we have another next year???

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 10. From noon to 4:30 p.m. at the NCW Fairgrounds.

601 N Monroe Street, Waterville

AGENDA (click here)

We are having a FREE short course on birds, bats and bees of North Central Washington. Local experts will be talking about these critters that are important for pollination, pest control, seed dispersal and our enjoyment.

¨ Backyard Beekeeping—Peter Hill and Matt Regan will give the basics of keeping honey bees.

¨ Bats of North Central Washington—Emily Jeffreys, WA Fish and Wildlife, will talk about bats and their important role in the ecosystem. How do you attract bats to your yard? How do you keep them out of your hair?  Emily will also talk about current bat research going on in NCW.

¨ Getting to Know your Pollinators—Angie Orpet, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, will teach us about the good insects who pollinate your plants and how to invite them into your yard and fields. She will touch on beneficial insects as well.

Birds of Douglas County—Marilyn Sherling, NCW Audubon and Chelan Douglas Land Trust, will present an overview of her personal birding trips in Douglas County, She will highlight birds found in specific locations during different seasons of the year.

¨ Blue Bird Trail—Jacque Clements, Waterville, has a passion for bluebirds. Putting up blue bird houses, monitoring the use of the nests and promoting bluebirds is one of her many projects. Jacque will talk about the varieties of bluebirds, types of nests and houses.


We would like pre registration so we know how many are coming. Or give us a call at 509 745 9160. Walk-ins also welcome. Sign up sheet on the right. You may have to scroll down to complete.