April 2016 Newsletter is Online
Go to www.northcascadesaudubon.org to download the PDF. (Click "Newsletter" in the menu.) NOTE: Whatcom County's 2015 Christmas Bird Count results are published on page 6 of the newsletter.
April Events and Field Trips Are Online
Visit our website to see what's coming up this month. (Upcoming events are listed on the home page as well as on the Calendar.)
General Membership Meeting with Joseph K. Gaydos
This month's exciting membership meeting! Mark your calendar. See below for date, time, and location.
The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest. The Salish Sea, spanning the inland waters of Washington and British Columbia, includes 6,535 square miles of sea surface area and 4,642 miles of coastline, and is considered an international treasure. Joseph K Gaydos, one of the co-authors of the new book The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest, has been studying fish and wildlife of the Salish Sea for more than a decade. Gaydos will take us on a spectacular tour of this ecological jewel, its amazing birds and wildlife, and how it helps to define our lives. Fashioned by the violent volcanism of the Pacific Rim of Fire, plate tectonics and the sculptural magic wrought by Ice Age glaciers, the Salish Sea is a unique ecosystem home to thousands of different species of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and macro-invertebrates. Gaydos is passionate about educating others about the wonders of the Salish Sea and the need to preserve it.The book is the first of its kind to describe the sea and spent ten weeks on the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association bestseller list. With breathtaking color photography, The Salish Sea takes a look at the region’s geology, fauna and history, and ends with hope for the protection of its future. The reader is left with a sense of wonder for this intricate marine ecosystem and the life that it sustains. Village Books will be on site so people can purchase the book and visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions and have their books signed.Joseph K. Gaydos is chief scientist for the SeaDoc Society, a marine science and conservation program focused on the Salish Sea. He is a licensed wildlife veterinarian and has a PhD in wildlife health.