River center hosts bird classes, Explorers Club

The Dungeness River Audubon Center hosts some upcoming events for outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts.

The center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, is home to a new, family-friendly birding series, where participants will unlock the secrets of different bird families. Each class will explore the unique adaptations, habitats and life-history of local feathered friends.

The series runs 10 a.m.-noon. Sessions are $10 each; pre-registration is not required.

Series dates are: Dec. 16, owls; Jan. 20, corvids; Feb. 17, woodpeckers; March 17, ducks; April 21, hummingbirds, and May 19, swallows.

For more information, call 360-681-4076 or email to rceducation@olympus.net.

The Audubon Center also hosts the Explorers Club, featuring a one-day trip to Miller Peninsula State Park, one of Washington’s newest state parks, on Tuesday, Dec. 9. Participants will hike around the second-growth forest and the lush ravine and possibly even make it out to peninsula’s pristine beaches. Meet at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at 9 a.m. Cost is $10. Pre-register by calling Jenna at 360-681-4076 or email to rceducation@olympus.net.

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