All posts by Cheryl Brunson

Dec 8, What’s that Bird? Tips for Bird Watchers

What’s That Bird? Tips for Bird Watchers

Presentation by Makenna Johnson

Saturday, December 8, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Jim Bridger Room
Logan Library

Join us for an introduction to backyard birds of Cache Valley  and  how to help with the Annual Christmas Bird Count by looking out your window.

First begun in 1956, 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 119th year of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, and 58th for the Cache Valley Christmas Bird Count which will be on Saturday, December 15, 2018. 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 for more information or to join the Count.

December 7, Gardening for Native Bees

Gardening for Native Bees in Utah

Jim Cane
USU Bee Biology and Systematics Laboratory (Bee Lab)

Friday, December 7, 2018

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Logan Library

Bonneville Room

Cosponsored by the Logan Library and the Bridgerland Audubon Society, and partnered with the USU Permaculture Initiative, the Audubon Armchair Garden group meets the first Friday of the month at 1 – 2 p.m. in the Logan Library. The monthly presentations focus on gardening and topics specific to Utah’s climate. All events are free and open to the public.

November 2, Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture

Dr. Roslynn Brain McCann,  Sustainable Communities Extension Specialist

Friday, November 2, 1-2p.m.

Logan Library, Jim Bridger Room

Permaculture is a design process that guides human communities in achieving the resilience and regenerative capacity of natural ecosystems. The principles and practices are drawn from the ecological knowledge of traditional and indigenous cultures integrated with modern scientific understanding and selected technologies. Permaculture design provides a framework for helping individuals and communities develop innovative, creative and effective strategies for meeting basic needs while preparing for and mitigating the existing and projected impacts of climate change. This workshop overviews the basics of permaculture design as well as the design, implementation, impacts, and spread of a community-engaged permaculture initiative created through USU Extension Sustainability that is fostering more resilience – on both the community and ecological scales – in preparation for hotter, drier climatic conditions and associated rising social conflict.


Cosponsored by the Logan Library and Bridgerland Audubon Society, the Audubon Armchair Gardening Series is partnered with the USU Permaculture Initiative, meeting on the first Friday of the month, 1-2pm in the Logan Library.

The monthly presentations focus on gardening and topics specific to Utah’s climate. Come join us in celebrating The Year of the Bird and Audubon’s Plants for Birds initiative!

All events are free and open to the public.

Sept 22, Hugelkultur Tour, River Heights

Hugelkultur Tour: Mound Garden in River Heights 9/22, 10 a.m. RSVP

Bill Bradbury will lead a tour of a Permaculture Garden with Hugelkutur mound garden on Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10 a.m.

Wood debris serves as a sponge in the mounds, allowing for productive edible landscaping with far less supplemental watering.

If you are interested in participating, let me know (

We will also be looking for people to help implement a similar Hugelkutur mound garden at the USU Permaculture Garden behind Aggie Ice Cream. The Food Forest demonstration garden is providing for Campus Kitchen, the Cache Pantry, and Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science students. Let me know if you want to help build the Hugelkultur mounds at the USU Logan Permaculture Garden (