CCC Interns perform extensive botanical survey in North Creek Forest
OUR LAST ARTICLE outlined our stewardship, education and fundraising goals.
We are increasing our internship activity, reaching deeper into the Bothell community for volunteers and engaging them in higher levels of stewardship and education.
DR. David Bain, FNCF Vice President, is offering internships under his guidance. LOOK HERE to discover these exciting opportunities.
INTERNS NEED TOOLS. The photo on the right is a lucky shot of fledgling Barred Owls on the edge of NCF.
Students have expressed a fascination with the wildlife in this forest. But crashing through the forest hoping to get a good photo is more than folly. It disturbs wildlife and they usually hide long before any photo op.
Motion sensitive cameras are the answer.
LOOK CLOSELY to see this at dusk. That is a Red-tail Hawk after sunset on the forest floor. Very unusual and impossible to photograph in the usual way.
The photo was taken in NCF winter, 2011, with a camera that is motion sensitive and shoots night or day. This one retails at $500 so we borrowed it.
Students can catalog wildlife night or day with a few of these cameras. Other items for interns: GPS devices capable of working accurately through tree canopy. Used for botanical, surface water and geologic mapping and finding your camera after leaving it in the brush for a month. These and other tools are expensive but high value for real student/intern field education.
FNCF President, Jeanie Robinson, plants ferns with 2011-12 UW-REN Team.
FUNDING: Last weekend we raised over $5600 with a modest event in the back yard of FNCF President, Jeanie Robinson's home. We also received a $10,000 gift. It is in the form of a Challenge Match, which means every dollar we raise will be matched by a dollar from this gift. $5600 + $5600 = $11,200.
We still have $4400 waiting to be matched!
The simplest solution?
Click on the DONATE button up on the right of this page. By missing one latte and croissant your $5 gift becomes $10.... $25 becomes $50.
YOUR GIFT will make North Creek Forest education and stewardship come alive in in 2013. We have been grateful for this forest and all who help to save it.
CONSERVATION TAKES A COMMUNITY
Friends of North Creek Forest