NATURE & GREEN LIVING Project FeederWatch Help count birds that visit the feeders at North Mountain Park while learning to identify species with expert birders. ProgramtakesplacealternateSaturdaysNovember-March. Pre-registration is not required for this free program. Call the Nature Center for more information at 541-488-6606. No experience necessary WHO: This is a great opportunity for all-level birders to get acquainted with local birds and mingle with other birders under the covered pavilion. WHAT: The information collected will be submitted to Cornell University’s FeederWatch project, a nationwide citizen-science bird-monitoring effort. INSTRUCTOR: Led by local Volunteer Birders. AGES 9 & up DAY Alternate Saturdays DATE Dec 9 & 23 | Jan 6 & 20 | Feb 3 & 17 Mar 3 & 17 TIME 9-10am PLACE NMP Nature Center COST FREE Hawks! Hawks! These fascinating creatures have captured our imaginations in ways that few other bird groups do; easily seen (but tough to identify) they push our primal poetic buttons. In this fun two-part class, students will examine the natural history of diurnal raptors and investigate hawks’ relationship with humans throughout history. Pleaseregister online at or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. WHO: Novice to intermediate birders will enjoy this class. WHAT: This is NOT an ID class, but at the end of this course you are guaranteed to be a dedicated hawk enthusiast! INSTRUCTOR: Dick Ashford is a Director Emeritus of Klamath Bird Observatory & former Board Chair of the American Birding Association. He is a popular hawk watching tour leader in the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion. AGES 12 & up DAY Tuesdays DATE Jan 2 & 9 TIME 7-8:30pm PLACE NMP Nature Center COST $40 *all proceeds will benefit victims of the recent fires in Sonoma Co. CA MakeYourOwnHerbalCoughSyrup Students will explore the properties of each of the local botanicals added to their own handmade cough syrup and bring home a sample to try for themselves! Students will also sip a warming and immune enhancing chai tea and discuss the benefits of the herbs included in the tea blend while making the syrup. No experience necessary. Please at 541-488-6606. WHO: Anyone interested in making their own herbal blends. WHAT: Learn the properties and benefits of local and cultivated herbs and make your own stimulating tea blend and cough syrup. INSTRUCTOR: Erin Krenzer and Lauren Kemple are environmental educators who are passionate about botanical medicine. AGES 14 & up DAY Saturday DATE Jan 13 TIME 10am-12:30pm PLACE NMP Nature Center COST $25 Photo: Frank Sobotka Pre-registration at required for all programs unless otherwise indicated adult programs (18 and up) commis s i o n E s t 1 9 0 8 APRC Winter/Spring 2018 PlayGuide | 541.488.5340 | The Grove at 1195 E Main St, Ashland 26