9:00 – 10:00 Coffee and snacks
10:00 General Meeting and Board elections
10:30 Year in review (with Refuge manager Jerry Cline)
11:15 Special Guest, former Complex Manager Lisa Langelier reading from her new book, “The Wildlife Eye: Field Notes from a Wildlife Refuge.”
12:00 Lunch — Potluck, please bring a dish to contribute.
1:00 Hike on the Refuge led by Dan Price.
Please come join us and if you wish to be more involved we could use some new board members.
Thanks everyone for a great year. See you on September 24th.
Former Little Pend Oreille NWR manager Lisa Langelier will share stories from her 14 years at the refuge and read from her new book, The Wildlife Eye: Field Notes from a Wildlife Refuge, published by Gray Dog Press.
Lisa Langelier is a retired wildlife refuge manager who has been writing about the natural world for more than 35 years. These essays describe some of her delights and dilemmas while working on refuges in the Northwest. She was a columnist for the North Columbia Monthly for five years and lives near Spokane, Washington.
Back of Book Description
These essays read like a walk in the wild with a biologist who shares her encounters with birds, mammals, and other wildlife while working on national wildlife refuges in eastern Washington. Langelier sheds light on many interesting questions. Why do birds migrate? How do woodpeckers keep from rattling their brains? Are bats really blind? Do frogs freeze during winter? Why Bullwinkle the moose is not your friend. The Wild Eye: Field Notes from a Wildlife Refuge includes essays written when the author managed Little Pend Oreille and Turnbull Refuges in eastern Washington.