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Highland Wonders ~ Upcoming

Highland Wonders is a monthly education series featuring the natural history of the Okanogan Highlands and surrounding areas. Come and meet some new people and enjoy refreshments; leave with a better understanding of your watershed.

The indoor series runs on the First Friday of the month, from November through May (skipping December). The outdoor series is offered during summer, and the schedule varies.

Hooves, Burns, and Browse, with Scott Fitkin

Free presentation at 6:30 pm
Dinner benefiting the Community Center at 5:15 pm

Scott Fitkin, District Wildlife Biologist for the WA Department of Fish and Wildlife (Winthrop), will discuss the effects of wildfire on white-tailed and mule deer, and other native hoofed mammals (ungulates). Scott will discuss the past, present, and future status and management of deer in Okanogan County, including information on deer ecology and specific information on the impacts of fire.

Event at a Glance:  

When: Friday, May 6th, 2016, at 6:30 pm.
Dinner benefiting the Community Cultural Center at 5:15 pm, 
followed by the presentation with tea, coffee and desserts.

Cost: Presentation is free; dinner is $7.50 for CCC members and $8.50 for non-members.

Where: Community Cultural Center (CCC), 411 S Western Ave, Tonasket, WA

For more information, please email Thank you for your interest!

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Summertime Highland Wonders 2016:

Sunday, June 26 A Walk through Time in the Highlands: Ecology & Evolution at Our Feet
Dana Visalli, botanist and editor of "The Methow Naturalist," will lead a guided hike along a hidden canyon connecting the Burge Mountain road and the Highlands Nordic Sno-Park near Havillah.
Saturday, July 23 Dragonflies field trip Dennis Paulson, who came to speak in the Highland Wonders series in April 2015, returns to offer a closer look in the field.

Due to the nature of the outdoor events in June and July, participation is limited, and priority registration is being offered for OHA members. 

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To begin or renew your OHA membership and be first in line to register for the summertime events, please visit, or contact OHA for more information. To sign up for this event, email or call 509-476-2432. The starting time and location will be provided upon registration.

Please visit OHA's past events page to learn about other events that have been held in summers past. Each of these events was jam-packed with information tailored to the sights, sounds, and natural history of the highlands. The events are often full to capacity. Be sure to begin or renew your OHA membership for priority in signing up for this summer's events. 

Questions? Contact OHA's Conservation Coordinator, Julie Ashmore: