Calling All Owls Participants will learn the characteristics of owls that make them unique birds of prey. Participants will also learn to identify the calls of common owls found in Ashland and throughout JacksonCounty.Otherless-commonowlspecies will also be discussed. Slides will be utilized to illustrate the common and uncommon owls of our region. Paper, pen or pencil and a field guide for Western Birds will be helpful. Pleaseregisteronlineatashland.or.us/registerorcalltheNature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 13 & up DAY Wednesday DATE Dec 6 TIME 6:30-8pm PLACE NMP Nature Center COST $15 INSTRUCTOR Vince Zauskey has conducted bird surveys, led field trips, and taught classes for North Mountain Park since 1999. Attracting and Feeding Birds in Your Yard Students will learn about types of bird feeders, foods that attract birds, feeder placement and bird baths. Find out whichbirdsaremostlikelytovisitfeedingstationsinthefall, winter and early spring. Questions such as “When should I feed birds? What food do I purchase for certain types of birds? Should I feed birds year-round? What about feeding hummingbirds?” will be answered, with other helpful tips provided. This class will coincide with the nationwide Project FeederWatch program beginning in November at North Mountain Park. Pleaseregisteronlineatashland.or.us/ register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 18 & up DAY Wednesday DATE Nov 8 TIME 6:30-8pm PLACE NMP Nature Center COST $15 INSTRUCTOR Vince Zauskey has conducted bird surveys, led field trips and taught classes for North Mountain Park since 1999. Photo: Frank Sobotka Project Feederwatch HelpcountbirdsthatvisitthefeedersatNorthMountainPark while learning to identify species with expert birders. This is a great opportunity for all-level birders to get acquainted with local birds and mingle with other birders under the coveredpavilion.TheinformationwillbesubmittedtoCornell University’s FeederWatch project, a nationwide citizen- science bird-monitoring effort. The program takes place on alternate Saturdays from November-March. Pre-registration is not required for this free program. Call the Nature Center for more information at 541-488-6606. AGES 9 & up DAY Alternate Saturdays DATE Nov 11 & 25, Dec 9 & 23 TIME 9-10am PLACE NMP Nature Center COST Free INSTRUCTOR Local Volunteer Birders Register Today! AshlandParksandRec.org | Facebook.com/AshlandParksandRec | ParksInfo@ashland.or.us 41 commis s i o n E s t 1 9 0 8 nature, science & culture Pre-registration at ashland.or.us/register required for all programs unless otherwise indicated