WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Experts will be making free presentations on bats, bears, bighorns and much more July 26-27 on the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area in northcentral Okanogan County as the celebration continues for the 75th anniversary of Washington’s FIRST wildlife area.
It’s the third summer weekend in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife “Explore the Sinlahekin – Past and Present” series of free public field trips and presentations on the fauna, flora, geology and history of the area south of Loomis.
- See the complete schedule and driving directions to Sinlahekin headquarters where all sessions begin.
Sessions scheduled on Saturday, July 26, include:
- Bighorn sheep of the Sinlahekin by Okanogan assistant district wildlife biologist Jeff Heinlen.
- Bats of the Sinlahekin by wildlife biologists Ella Rowan and Neal Hedges.
Sessions scheduled on both Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27, include:
- Forests of the Sinlahekin by U.S. Forest Service and Washington State University foresters;
- Role of wildfires in the evolution of the Sinlahekin’s landscape by a Central Washington University paleobotanist;
- Historical photo point tour by veteran Sinlahekin manager Dale Swedberg;
- Bears, cougars, coyotes and other carnivores by Okanogan district wildlife biologist Scott Fitkin.
Click here for more information about the July 26-27 weekend sessions, and a complete schedule of upcoming weekends (Aug. 23-24, Sept. 6-7, and Sept. 27).