Author Archives: Dorothy Buechel

Class of 2023 Applications Being Accepted through Oct 31, 2022

Want to be a Master Naturalist? The next class will start on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 and run through Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Read more about the program and the training at our How to Join page.  When you are ready to APPLY ONLINE, please click here. The process could take 30 minutes so be sure to view the PDF version first. Applications are being accepted 9/15-10/31/2022. Preference will be given to applicants who express a commitment to stewardship of our natural resources; a willingness and availability to… Read More →

Protecting Dark Skies for Humans & Wildlife – Meeting 10-5-22

October 5, 2022 Chapter Meeting Protecting Dark Skies for Humans & Wildlife Register for ZOOM meeting Wednesday, October 5, 2022, our speaker,  Karen McGraw, Ed.D., will talk about how almost every living thing on our planet uses the cycle of light and dark to trigger life processes.   Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) and light pollution interrupts this cycle. This program will help us understand the effects of light pollution on living things, including ourselves, and how we can protect dark skies for humans and wildlife. Participants will take… Read More →

Native Plants and their Role within the Municipal Water Reuse Ecosystem

September 7, 2022 Chapter Meeting Native Plants and their Role within the Municipal Water Reuse Ecosystem Register for ZOOM meeting Wednesday, September 7, 2022, our speaker, Carol Garrison will discuss how native plants play a vital role in the East Fork Water Reuse Project. This photograph-intensive presentation will provide an overview of the project including its unique partnership with the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center.  Carol will focus on several native plants with specific attention to their water cleaning properties, value to the local ecosystem, and their possible… Read More →

Lights Out: Safer Skies for Migrating Birds

August 3, 2022 Chapter Meeting Lights Out: Safer Skies for Migrating Birds Register for ZOOM meeting Wednesday, August 3, 2022, our speakers, Yvette Stewart and Tania Homayoun, will discuss biological and design factors associated with artificial light at night and bird-building collision. Learn how you can take action in your home and community to make our skies safer for migrating birds. Artificial light at night creates serious challenges to migrating birds, increasing their risk of collision with buildings and glass, a significant cause of death to native birds… Read More →