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Turnbull Refuge offers tours, activities Saturday

Mike Rule, wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, points out migration and nesting patterns to a visitor at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)
Mike Rule, wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, points out migration and nesting patterns to a visitor at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

NATURE -- Turnbull Wildlife Refuge staff and volunteers are leading several tours, walks and activities Saturday to coincide with the annual Jubilee in nearby Cheney.

Pre-register with group leaders for details and meeting places.

  • 8 a.m: A two-hour morning walk around the Pine Lakes area to see what birds can be found in summer.  Leader: Marian Frobe, 328-0621.
  • 8:45 a.m.: Biologist Sandra Rancourt will conduct a pond study for families that identifies aquatic macroinvertebrates and discuss the environmental importance of these creatures.  You will be collecting and identifying these critters.  Call Louise O’Leary, (509) 235-4531 or email looeezoleary@netscape.net
  • 9:45 – 11:15 a.m.:  tour of the Turnbull National Refuge that you don’t usually get to see.  Refuge biologist, Mike Rule will be your guide sharing some of the history of the refuge, the Native Peoples and pioneers of the area along with the current management of Turnbull.  Call Louise O’Leary, (509)235-4531 or email looeezoleary@netscape.net
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge will have an information booth and kid’s activity table at the main events area at the Safeway parking area in Cheney with many other vendors and activities.  
 
Cheney Jubilee will provide transportation to and from Turnbull, if necessary.
 



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