April 20, 2008 in Outdoors

Out & About

The Spokesman-Review
 
Rich Landers photo

The big chill is over. Now it’s time to run.
(Full-size photo)

OUTFIELD

Learn birding basics

What: Two free seminars on basic bird-watching skills.

Who: Presented by Coeur d’Alene Audubon Society.

When: 7 p.m. on Monday followed by another class May 19.

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 521 Lakeside in Coeur d’Alene.

Details: Learn how to look and listen for birds, best places to apply the skills. Donations appreciated but not required. Apply new skills during group field trip to Hoodoo Valley on April 26.

Info: Janet Callen (208) 664-1085.

OUTRUN

Bloomsday deadline today

Join the crowd on May 4 and let the 7.5-mile Bloomsday run/jog/walk be a step toward the fitness you’ll appreciate when tackling hiking trails this summer.

Today is the online registration deadline for avoiding late fees.

Check it out: www.bloomsdayrun.org.

OUTFISH

A cast of kids

The annual CAST for Kids event is set for May 3 at Clear Lake. For a $5 fee, youths 5-14 will take home a rod, reel and Fishing Kids T-shirt and have the opportunity to catch planted rainbow trout under the tutelage of local volunteers.

Limited to the first 1,000 sign-ups.

Pre-register: Spokane County 4-H, (509) 477-2638.

OUTCONSERVE

Earth Day cause

Bottled water is a healthy choice over soft drinks, unless we eventually suffocate in the mountain of litter.

Roughly 40 million plastic bottles a day are trashed or littered over the landscape, contributing to record levels of container waste. The recycling rate for plastic soft drink bottles is around a dismal 30 percent.

Resolution: Buy a sturdy biking or backpacking water bottle. Pack it with you, indoors and out. Refill it often.

OUTLOOK

Best fishing times

Lunar tables from the U.S. Naval Observatory. Be fishing at least one hour before and one hour after peak times. Applies to all time zones.

(* indicates best days.)

Through April 27

Today: 12:50 a.m., 1:10 p.m.

Monday: 1:35 a.m., 1:55 p.m.

Tuesday: 2:20 a.m., 2:45 p.m.

Wednesday: 3:10 a.m., 3:35 p.m.

Thursday: 4:00 a.m., 4:20 p.m.

Friday: 4:40 a.m., 5:10 p.m.

* Saturday: 5:40 a.m., 6:05 p.m.

* Next Sunday: 6:30 a.m., 6:55 p.m.

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