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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.

Birding in the Highlands

Okanogan Highlands Alliance (OHA) and the Okanogan Land Trust (OLT) are teaming up to offer an educational birding field trip in the Okanogan Highlands! The event will begin at a private landowner’s property in Wauconda and then move to Lost Lake for a fingerfood potluck picnic, followed by an afternoon birding hike through OHA’s Lost Lake Wetland and Wildlife Preserve. 

Priority registration will be given to current OHA and OLT members up until June 3rd, at which time the priority registration window will close and registration will open to the general public, provided that spaces are available. Registration is limited, so be sure to sign up early if you are interested. This might be a good time to renew your membership! 
Event details will be provided to those who register for the field trip. To sign up for this event, email julie at okanoganhighlands dot org or call 509-476-2432.
Field trip registration will be conducted by OHA, while carpooling for registered participants will be coordinated by OLT. 

About the partnering organizations:

OHA is a non-profit organization that works to educate the public on watershed issues. The Highland Wonders educational series features the natural history of the Okanogan Highlands and surrounding areas. OHA’s Education Program is designed to build the community's capacity for environmental stewardship by increasing understanding of local natural history through a variety of free public learning opportunities.

Established in 2002, Okanogan Land Trust (OLT) is a local nonprofit organization connecting people to the land and conserving and sustaining our working farms and ranches, wildlife habitats, and water resources for generations to come. OLT currently holds 25 conservation easements on more than 8,700 acres, and serves eastern Okanogan County and western Ferry County in north-central Washington.

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Did you miss the lichen presentation, or do you want a refresher before the field trip?
Visit for video and info from the event. Or, subscribe to OHA’s Highland Wonders YouTube channel for video of this and other events (

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