Previous Programs

WHAS Annual Picnic

This year our annual picnic will be hosted by Mary Steller, a long-time WHAS member, at her house,  in Rosburg, Washington on July, 31.  She has graciously offered to host us this year.

Mary’s place will be a wonderful place for a picnic, as it has beautiful walks for birders, river views, a treehouse, dogs, and donkeys.  Come spend what will be a delightful afternoon, from 1:00 to 4:00. Please bring a dish to share with 6—8 people, and eating ware and chairs for all in your party.  Mary will provide ice tea and water. Please also bring Frisbees, balls, etc., for outside play.

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 360-442-2575  by July 24 if you will attend.  We will help coordinate carpools where possible as it is a little over one hour’s drive from the Longview area.

Follow Arctic Scientist, George Divoky This Summer

Our May program featured Arctic Scientist George Divoky with his story of climate change above the Arctic Circle on tiny Cooper Island.  His fascinating work studying the behavior and world of a small seabird, the black guillemot, has continued for 34 summers.  He is recording striking changes in the environment including the influx of hungry polar bears and the reduced hatching and fledging success of the guillemots.  Follow George’s work this summer by going to his blog by going to this link:  http://www.adventures-in-climate-change.com/cooperisland/

May Program - Falling Off the Edge: Four Decades of Environmental Change at the Top of the World

Photo: http://cooperisland.org/George Divoky returns to Longview Friday, May 7 at 7:00 PM to give a program on climate change at the Lower Columbia College Rose Center Wollenberg Auditorium in Longview.

World-renowned scientist, George Divoky, has spent the last 34 years above the arctic circle on Cooper Island, studying the behavior and arctic world of the Black Guillemot, a small seabird.  Divoky has witnessed the habitat change dramatically over 3 decades of research.  Visit his fascinating web site: http://cooperisland.org

Read more: May Program - Falling Off the Edge: Four Decades of Environmental Change at the Top of the World

Location update for the January 16 Amphibian Surveying Training

Please note that due to enthusiastic response the Saturday, January 16 Amphibian Surveying Training has been moved to a larger room at LCC. The new room is PSC 104, adjacent to the room where the Tuesday program will be held. See here for more details about the survey. For a map click here.


Learn about local frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders

Frog picture

Is it possible we can see evidence of the harbingers of spring in January?  On Tuesday, January 12, WHAS member and amphibian lover, Ann Kastberg will share information and photos of our most common species of these endearing creatures.  Learn about local frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders with a focus on pond-breeding species and their egg mass identification.  You will also hear about a citizen science project that builds on other Columbia River region surveys to extend surveying into the Cowlitz County area to help monitor the breeding locations of these species. Ann has supervised amphibian egg mass surveys at the Nelson Creek restoration site in Wahkiakum County. She has training and field experience with the successful Clark County Community-Based Amphibian Monitoring Program as well as with amphibian surveys for Natural Areas through DNR. The program will begin at 7:00 PM at Lower Columbia College, Longview in Physical Science (PSC) Room 102. A LCC campus map can be found here.

Body snatchers and body invaders: Diversity and behavior of predatory and parasitic wasps

Willapa Hills Audubon Society and the LCC Biological Society invite you to another free Halloween adventure into the fascinating world of insects.   LCC Biology instructors Louis LaPierre and Carl Roush will show slides and discuss wasps on Friday, October 30, at 7:00 PM in the LCC Wollenberg Auditorium in the Rose Center for the Arts.

You are also invited to indulge in a more up-close and personal investigation at one of two wasp identification labs, which will be held that afternoon from 4 to 5 PM and from 5 to 6 PM.  Space is limited for the identification lab, so please reserve your spot by calling or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Louis LaPierre at 360-442-2884. He will also confirm the location for the lab program. Children and adults of all ages are welcome!

Nina Baker, author of "The Body Toxic" comes in October

Willapa Hills Audubon joins Lower Columbia College and the Longview Library to bring Nina Baker, investigative reporter and author of The Body Toxic, to Longview, on October 20th.  Ms. Baker will conduct a writing workshop, "Writing to Change the World" from 3 to 4:30 at Lower Columbia College Physical Science Bulding (PSC) Room #104.  She will read from her book at 7:00 PM at the Longview Library.  Baker's recent book "The Body Toxic spells" out the surprising answers that every consumer will want to know (but chemical companies would rather you didn't). The Body Toxic is powerful argument for urgent reforms to our nation's notoriously toothless toxics laws, and a clarion for greener, cleaner chemicals in consumer products.

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