Archive for January, 2011

Friends of Yesler Swamp will be working with Kern, Jake and a number of UW students to clear blackberry, cover the area with chips and stake willows to prevent blackberry reemergence. The 2 areas we would like to concentrate on would be to finish the effort at the NE corner of the temporary Yesler Swamp Trail to the grassy trail and the area between the lagoon and the sheds to improve the natural summertime view from the trail. Please consider coming as you will find it a rewarding experience. It will likely be a muddy job, so boots are advised. Any other work such as clearing ivy or chipping the wet portions of the temporary trail are encouraged.


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Great Bird Walk!

Connie Sidles led about 25 bird watchers through Yesler Swamp on January 2, a perfect sunny winter day. Connie and her group spotted a Cooper’s Hawk, Spotted Towhee, American Crow, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, and a Belted Kingfisher. Connie says that once the Cooper’s Hawk showed up (which it did at the very beginning), she knew we weren’t going to see many songbirds! Soup and hot cider followed the bird walk, along with good conversation among friends.

There have been over 100 birds sighted just in Yesler Swamp. Visit our Birds page to see the full list!

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