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Bird Walk, Mountain View Park
(February 6, 2016)
The inaugural 2016 birding walk with the Land Trust was held on a cold, blustery day at Mountain View Park, but the bird sightings and fantastic company made it all worthwhile. Two dozen supporters, families and new friends joined guide Charles Swift on this beginning birding outing along the creekside trail. The group saw many songbirds, sparrows, finches, ducks and geese, raptors, pheasants and even spotted two bald eagles in a distant tree stand. If you couldn't attend, please be sure to check out the photo album and check out the Audubon Society bird guide here.
2015 Conservation Celebration
(November 4, 2015)
This year's Conservation Celebration, held at the 1912 Center, was our most successful and joyous event yet! This year's event featured a silent auction with dozens of gift certificates, products and artwork donated by generous local business and supporters. The evening's highlight was the announcement and celebration of Elinor McCloskey's new easement adjacent to Pullman's Sunnyside Park, which adds 1 acre of prairie land for children to play and explore in. The evening was a grand celebration of the achievements you have made possible this year and excitement for the year to come.
Summer Celebration at Idler's Rest
(June 13, 2015)
Idler's Rest Nature Preserve was the sight of a great party on Saturday. Families and groups of friends came out for a hike in the woods and some fun activities. People wrote poems, crafted woven stick art, went on a guided nature hike to learn about birds, plants, and insects, did some Yoga in Nature with an instructor from Nourish Yoga, and enjoyed an amazing birthday cake in honor of our 20 years of conservation. Although the event is over, there is still so much to do and enjoy at Idler's Rest. If you missed it, take a trip to the preserve.
Art Walk Reception
(June 12, 2015)
On Friday evening, Downtown Moscow, ID was teaming with hundreds of people out for a day of art appreciation during the 11th annual Art Walk. Many of those folks came by our office at 312 S Washington to view Kay Montgomery's paintings. The Moscow Wine Company was also at our office serving great wine to all our visitors. Kay's artwork will be in our office until September 26, 2015 so if you missed the opening reception, come by our office and check them out.
Spring Bird Walks at Idler's Rest
Throughout the month of May, people enjoyed guided birdwatching hikes at Idler's Rest. The springtime is a great time to look for nesting and migrating birds and we found plenty. Hummingbirds were spotted guarding a nest along the trail. Ruby-crowned kinglets were singing their mating song near the parking lot. House wrens were trilling away on nesting boxes. And a whole slew of other species made their presence known through song or flight. Idler's Rest is always a good birding spot so if you missed these guided walks, there is still an opportunity to get out their yourself and enjoy the birds.
Thanks to everyone who participated in Idaho Gives this year
(May 7, 2015)
For 24 hours on May 7th, people all over Idaho made contributions to their favorite nonprofits to help make Idaho a better place. We were blessed to have support from people throughout the Palouse…thank you! If you missed the event, you can still support the conservation of our local farms, forests and wildlife habitat here.
The 2nd Annual Idler's Rest trail clean-up was a success!
(June 14, 2014)
A great group of volunteers braved the rain to help out at Idler's Rest Nature Preserve for our 2nd annual National Trails Day work party. In between coffee and hot cocoa breaks to stay warm, these dedicated people pruned and redirected trails, pulled weeds, built a bridge, and built new steps at a trailhead that had previously been washed out. Many thanks to Pat Rathmann for organizing the volunteers, Jack Carpenter for donating the lumber, and to our co-sponsors, the Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition and the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse, for supplying lunch from the Co-op.
Read more about it in the article from the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. For directions to the Preserve, click here.