UPDATED JAN. 3, 2024: Because of increased activity of respiratory illness, Skagit County Public Health is now recommending that masks be worn when visiting healthcare facilities. At this point, Skagit Audubon recommends that members and guests wear masks while attending indoor meetings. We also ask that people who are sick or experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness remain home.
Some of our general meetings are being held at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center while others will be available on Zoom only. Hybrid meetings are not currently offered. Please check the monthly program description for meeting details. As with our field trips and other events, only vaccinated, symptom-free individuals should attend meetings in person.
Feb 2024-Zoom Program Recording Available
If you missed the February meeting, or would like to see the program given by Dr. John Marzluff on his book "In Search of Meadowlarks" again, the recording is now available to view by clicking on the link below. You will also need to enter the passcode provided underneath the link.
February Meeting-In Search of Meadowlarks-Presented on Zoom Only
FEBRUARY MEETING – PRESENTED ON ZOOM ONLY - The Zoom link has been updated, please see below and pre-registration is required.
“In Search of Meadowlarks”
Presented by: John Marzluff, PhD
Tuesday, Feb. 13th at 7:00 pm
Please join us on Zoom for a presentation by John Marzluff, PhD, on his book “In Search of Meadowlarks.” Dr. Marzluff is an emeritus professor with the University of Washington College of the Environment. He studies bird conservation but is perhaps best known for his studies on crows, and how birds affect people in terms of culture and the arts. He currently lives in Montana.
Pre-registration is required and please use the Zoom link below to register. After you have registered, you will receive the link to the meeting. If you have any problems, or questions, contact: email@example.com.
Washington State Legislative Session: The session currently underway goes through March 7th. For a one-page summary of Audubon Washington’s legislative priorities go to 2024_audubon_legislative_priorities_one_pager_12.2023_2.pdf. On the Skagit Audubon website (Skagit Audubon Society - Home), scroll down to “2024 Legislative Session-Audubon Washington Priorities” for a link to Audubon Washington’s legislative tracker (Bill Tracker: 2024 Legislative Session | Audubon Washington). The “Take Action” link with each bill listed allows easily communicating your support to your state representatives and senator. Each bill number links to the particular bill’s page on the legislature’s website. There you can find the bill’s text, related reports, and where it stands in the legislative process. On a particular bill’s page, scroll down to “Bill History, 2024 Regular Session” to see what committee is currently considering the bill. At the upper left of the page, click on “Legislative Committees,” then on the relevant House or Senate committee to find the date when the committee will hold a hearing on the bill. From there you can go to a page where you may be able to enter your support for or opposition to the particular bill before the hearing and testify via zoom if you wish. Alternatively, on any page of the Legislature Home (wa.gov) website, scroll to the bottom of the page and at the left click on “Comment on a Bill,” “Participate in Committee Hearings,” etc. Legislators want to hear from us, and this website makes it easy.
The Education Committee needs volunteers to help with a number of adult presentations coming up in the next several months. These Power Point presentations are scheduled at libraries and private organizations/clubs in the area. If you can help give part of a presentation (already written), that would be great; or, you can assist with the computer and help answer questions from the audience. If you can lend a hand, please contact Committee Chair Jeff Osmundson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skagit Audubon Society holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month except for the months of July and August. We meet at 7:00 pm at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center (Google map), 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Mount Vernon. Meetings are open to all.
The board of directors meets at the same location at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month, except for the months of July and August.