TONASKET – Okanogan County is host to 124 of the 155 butterfly species recorded in Washington. Caitlin will speak about some of the eco-geographical aspects that contribute to this incredible diversity, what species you can expect to commonly find, and some of the more reclusive species to watch for.
About Julie VanderwalJulie Vanderwal (Ashmore) is the Conservation Coordinator for the Okanogan Highlands Alliance www.okanoganhighlands.org
Stories by Julie Vanderwal
TONASKET – After his 2013 presentation on David Douglas, Jack Nisbet returns to the Highland Wonders series to share of an unusual character who shaped both our understanding and our experience of geology in the Okanogan Highlands.
TONASKET – On Friday, Nov. 2, Dan and Ginger Poleschook will return to the Highland Wonders education series to update our community on how our local loons have fared in the seven years since the Poleschook’s last presentation in Tonasket.
TONASKET – The Era of Megafires, a 60-minute multimedia presentation featuring Dr. Paul Hessburg, a Hessburg, a research landscape ecologist with Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station will be held at the Tonasket Community Cultural Center on Friday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m.
TONASKET – Entomologist Joseph Fortier will provide a glimpse into the enigmatic life of ants in a Highland Wonders presentation at the Community Cultural Center of Tonasket on Friday, Feb. 2 starting at 6:30 p.m.
TONASKET – Living out in nature can be beautiful and serene, but it can also bring some surprises and challenges when people’s daily lives interface with wildlife. There are specific things you can do to help make your life work well with wildlife around, even before any encounters occur.
TONASKET – For the last year, Kent Woodruff, a retired US Forest Service biologist from Winthrop, has been engaging people across the west in discussions about what we can do to soften the impacts of climate change.
TONASKET – Lichens appear as an entire organism but are actually composed of two or more very different partners — they truly are peculiar, efficient, and wondrous. An indoor slideshow presentation on Friday, April 7…
TONASKET – On Friday, March 3, Andy Stepniewski brings an all-new topic to the Highland Wonders series, with “Ecosystems of the Okanogan.”
TONASKET – On Friday, Jan. 6, award-winning photographer Paul Bannick returns to Highland Wonders with a presentation based on his new book, Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls.