Friends of Turnbull NWR Activities:
You are invited to join the Turnbull NWR Park Ranger, Breanna, for a Guided Hike on several Saturday mornings at the Refuge this Summer/Fall 2022.
The hikes will begin at the trailhead at 10 am. The Kepple Peninsula Trail is on the Auto Tour route (about half way around); the Pine Lakes Loop trail begins in the parking lot with bathrooms and Interpretive Signs overlooking the Pine Lakes on Smith Road.
The dates and locations are listed on the flyer at the left. You can download a copy here.
Project: to develop an educational Pollinator Garden near Refuge Classroom
Interested in helping with a new project? We are forming a new taskforce to research, plan and organize a demonstration Pollinator Garden at the Refuge. If you are interested in getting in at the beginning, let the FOT Board President know (email – firstname.lastname@example.org). Early organization meetings may include a "Flower Walk" at the refuge; Zoom sharing meetings, doing some research, and presenting ideas to Refuge staff, planning and organizing work parties.
Suggestions from the March 22 membership program:
- Make your yard more wildlife friendly
- Think like a pollinator - USForestService
- Plan your NW Pollinator garden
- Make Mason Bee/Bug Houses
Resources for Making your property more wildlife friendly:
- Wildlife Sanctuary in backyard: now called Habitat at Home, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
- How to make your yard bird friendly from Audubon Society
- Audubon native plant database - enter your zipcode
- Xerces Society regional resources - PNW
- Xerces Society Checklists for habitat assessment
- Homegrown National Park - Doug Tallamy Videos
- A Yard Full Of Native Plants Is A Yard Full Of Well-Fed Birds - Cornell Lab All About Birds
- Gardening for Pollinators (US Forest Service)
- Attracting Pollinators Using Native Plants (US Forest Service)