All posts by Hilary Shughart

Dec 2, What’s That Bird? Tips for Birdwatchers

What's That Bird?  Introduction to Backyard Birds of Cache Valley and How to Help with the Annual Christmas Bird Count by Looking Out Your Window.  Presentations by Lisa Stoner and Scott Erickson  Saturday, December 2, 2017 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Jim Bridger Room Logan Library
What’s That Bird?
Introduction to Backyard Birds of Cache Valley and How to Help with the Annual Christmas Bird Count by Looking Out Your Window.
Presentations by Lisa Stoner and Scott Erickson
Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Jim Bridger Room
Logan Library
Introduction to Backyard Birds of Cache Valley & How to Help with the Annual Christmas Bird Count by Looking Out Your Window! Click HERE for more information and to register!

What’s That Bird?

Introduction to Backyard Birds of Cache Valley and How to Help with the Annual Christmas Bird Count by Looking Out Your Window.

Presentations by Lisa Stoner and Scott Erickson

Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Jim Bridger Room
Logan Library
FREE
Registration Requested**

First begun in 1955, The Logan Christmas Bird Count is our Chapter’s contribution to the world’s largest, oldest citizen science project on Earth. This will be the 118th year of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, and 57th for the Cache Valley Christmas Bird Count which will be on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Please join us.

We can use beginners as well as experienced birders to find owls, falcons, and odd ducks, even feathered ones. Contact Val Grant, 435-752-7572, or Hilary Shughart hilary.shughart@gmail.com for more information or to join the Count.

Cache Valley (Logan) Christmas Bird Count

**Registration Requested:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-that-bird-introduction-to-backyard-birds-of-cache-valley-and-how-to-help-with-the-annual-tickets-39773980045

November 4, Annual Bird Seed Sale-Second Chance

4 November 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
A second chance for the Bridgerland Audubon Society Annual Seed Sale!

Black Oil Sunflower Seed
Black Oil Sunflower Seed

Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 4th 11:30 am-1:00 pm for the annual
bird seed sale, a fund raiser run by Bridgerland Audubon Society.

We will again be at the short metal granary silo at the entrance to
the Logan Landfill.  Payment is by cash or check.

Prices:
black oil sunflower seed – 50 lb bag – $27
white millet- 25 lb bag – $20

Any remaining seed will be sold periodically thereafter, $30 for
sunflower, $25 for millet
We will joyfully load you car up with seed!

Please submit your order requests to hilary.shughart@gmail.com

May 11, Secrets of the Soil – Revealed

Cache Soil to Table
Cache Soil to Table
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Logan Library
Jim Bridger Room
6:30 – 8 p.m.
FREE

Wise gardeners and farmers proclaim they don’t “grow plants,” they grow soil! While “dirt” is just a medium to anchor plant roots, SOIL is a living ecosystem teaming with bacteria, fungi, worms, archea, nematodes, and
arthropods. Whether you’re growing kale, tomatoes, peaches or pistachios—or just getting started with a bare patch of dirt and a bunch of garden dreams—Cache Soil to Table (CS2T) intern Joe Montoya and Jeanne Wallace will teach
key concepts that will help you understand your soil and the best management strategies to:

  • prevent mineral deficiencies in your plants
  • maximize plant health and vigor
  • reduce weeds
  • naturally inhibit pests and plant diseases
  • improve the flavor and nutrient-density of your crops

Should you till the soil? Well, that depends… What’s the best way to make
compost? Well, that depends…. What’s a better mulch: straw or wood chips?
Should you use cover crops? Well, that depends…

Equipped with an understanding of the Soil-Food Web, you’ll be empowered to create innovative, individualized (and low-cost) solutions to these and other questions.

https://www.facebook.com/CacheSoilToTable/

Cache Soil-to-Table Meetup

Logan, UT
257 Edible Landscapers

Is your passion growing and eating healthy food? Want to rip out your lawn and grow food instead (or maybe just a fruit tree or two)? Join this group of foodies, edible landsc…

Next Meetup

Goodbye Lawn, Hello Garden! Sheet mulching: Begin an instan…

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:30 PM
2 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →

For more information:
Hilary Shughart,
Event Coordinator,
Cache Soil To Table, CS2T
hilary.shughart@gmail.com
435-213-3668

May 11, An Evening with Illustrator Sherry Meidell

The Centaur by May Swenson, Illustrated by Sherry Meidell, published by Utah State University Press.
The Centaur by May Swenson, Illustrated by Sherry Meidell, published by Utah State University Press.

Sherry Meidell will be talking about the process of illustrating the picture book The Centaur by May Swenson, published by Utah State University Press.

She will talk about the illustration process from the first reading of the manuscript to getting the new box of illustrated books. She will also talk about the artistic life and how to keep the creative portion of your life
active, how to overcome fear and put paint to paper. And she will do just that put some paint to paper, demonstrating some watercolor painting.

Bring your sketchbook and join the fun!

Date: May 12, 7-9pm

North Logan Library

Contact: Barbara Middleton
Middleton.bam@gmail.com
435.752.6954

May 10, Celebrating Utah Water Week with Nancy Bo Flood

Water Runs Through This Book teaches how water runs through all aspects of our lives. Including everyday tips to help conserve, it will inspire children and adults to value water resources and to become better global citizens.
Water Runs Through This Book teaches how water runs through all aspects of our lives. Including everyday tips to help conserve, it will inspire children and adults to value water resources and to become better global citizens.
Author: Nancy Bo Flood
Photographer: Jan Sonnenmair

Prepare to be awed and humbled by nature’s breathtaking beauty and power as this author shares photographs, verse, and narration to explore life’s ever-changing yet essential element: WATER.

Plus, everybody takes home a free copy of Nancy’s publication .

Date: May 10, 7-9pm

North Logan Library

Contact: Barbara Middleton
Middleton.bam@gmail.com
435.752.6954

May 6, Cutler Marsh Canoe Trips Saturday

Two Canoe Adventures Saturday:

  1. Paddle across Cutler Marsh, starting at “The Ditch” where the Logan River
    enters the Marsh and taking out at the marina on the west side of Valley View
    Highway. This entails a shuttle.

    Meet at 8 a.m. at the Pacificorp boat launch on Valley View Highway (200 North
    in Logan) just west of milepost 106 (1/2 mile west of Public Shooting Range,
    past 3200 West; 4.7 mi west of Main St.). There is a small parking lot and
    portable rest room on the south side of the road.

    Paddlers must provide their own boats. Canoes can be rented from USU Outdoor
    Recreation Program (35% discount for USU students). Participants must wear a
    PFD (life jacket); binoculars, water, snacks, hat & sunglasses are
    recommended. Jean Lown, 435-760-2392; jean.lown@usu.edu

  2. Elliott Mott will lead 2 paddle trips Saturday, May 6: meeting at 9 am.

    First, we will paddle out-and-back to Cutler Dam on the open waters of Cutler Reservoir for a 7-mile event.

    Second trip: navigate a 5.4-mile stretch of the Logan River canoe trail as it flows into Cutler Reservoir from the southeast. Details & registration(required):

    Kayak and Canoe: Cache Valley

    Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:00 AM

    Location details are available to members only.

    10 Outdoor Enthusiasts Attending

    This water trail adventure showcases two unique boating landscapes in beautiful Cache Valley. First, we will paddle out-and-back to Cutler Dam on the open waters of Cutler Reservoir for a 7-mile event. This northwestern portion of Cutler Reservoir is unique as the scenery transitions from an open water expanse to a narrowing canyon with vertical ro…

    Check out this Meetup →

    Utah Outdoors
    www.meetup.com
    This water trail adventure showcases two unique boating landscapes in
    beautiful Cache Valley.