Sleeping Lady Birdwalk
Saturday, September 6 and 20, 9:00 - 10:30 am. Meet at the gazebo in the organic garden at Sleeping Lady. Join in for the full hour and a half walk, or a shortened version, as your time allows. Bring binoculars.
Enjoy our Saturday morning Bird Walks with leader, Heather Murphy, local wildlife biologist, nature journalist and artist. Over the past 25 years she has recorded 109 species of birds in the Sleeping Lady area, which is documented in the Citizen Science eBird program at Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Breeding season Bird Walks at Sleeping Lady are an excellent opportunity to observe an abundance of species. We will tour Sleeping Lady’s diverse habitats; beginning in the organic garden, to watch flower-pollinating-birds such as the Rufous and Calliope Hummingbirds. We will search the aspen stands for “sock-nests” of Bullock’s Orioles. We may see White-headed Woodpeckers, year-round residents, unique to the ponderosa pine forests. Along the clean waters of Icicle Creek we hope to observe American Dippers bobbing on river rocks and feeding on underwater insects. Overlooking the river we will peer into an Osprey’s large stick nest; they return each year from as far as South America.
Tour is free to the public || Overnight package available
Sustainable Living and Farming Tour
Saturday, September 13, 9:15 - 4:00 pm and Sunday, September 14, noon - 4:00 pm. This is self guided, driving tour.
We're proud to be part of the 1st annual Sustainable Living and Farming Tour in Leavenworth!
The tour is an opportunity to learn from those who are living and/or farming sustainably. It is a self-guided tour of homes and businesses that are embracing sustainability. The tour will have fourteen destinations including straw bale houses and yurts, a solar electric home, organic farms and gardens, alpaca and llama farming, bee and chicken raising and more!
Check in and map pick up: Friday, September 12, 3:00 - 7:00 pm at the Simply Living Farm store, 925 Commercial Street and Saturday, September 13 beginning at 9:00 at the Simply Living Farm store or at Wenatchee River Institute, 347 Division Street following the keynote speaker and Executive Director of Washington Sustainable Food/Farming Network, Ellen Gray
Adults || $15 per person for advanced tickets (Register here) or $20 day of the tour. 15 and under || Free