All posts by Cheryl Brunson

Mar 14, Backyard Food Forest Design

Backyard Food Forest Design

Saturday, March 14, 2020

11 a.m. – Noon
NFS 202
Nutrition & Food Sciences Bldg.
1240 E 800 N
(Aggie Ice Cream Building)
Free Parking


Learn how to turn your backyard into a food forest!

Josh Quigley, the 2019 Landscape Design and Permaculture

Garden Intern, will present basic principles of landscaping

and permaculture design.

Please feel free to bring your own sketchbook, markers, or anything.

Let’s make plans for a spring garden that will reward us!





Mar 7, Onsite Water Harvesting

Onsite Water Harvesting

Roslynn McCann, Extension Specialist

Quinney College of Natural Resources

USU    NR Room 105

Saturday, March 7

11 a.m.

Free & Free  Weekend Parking on Campus, including Big Blue Parking Terrace.
This is part of Canyon Conversations, sponsored by the Stokes Nature Center.

Feb 21, Evening Owling Walk

Evening Owling Walk

Friday, February 21, 2020

Green Canyon

6:30 – 9 p.m.

Join Bridgerland Audubon Society’s Joe Andreasen for an evening walk up Green Canyon. This is one of the most reliable places in the valley to hear many different owl species. Possible species include: Great-horned Owl, Northern Pygmy Owl, Western Screech Owl, and Northern Saw-whet Owl. We will meet at the gate by the parking area (not King Nature Park). Be sure to dress warm! For more information, call Joe at 208-970-5995.

Feb 1, First Dam Waterfowl Bird Walk

Hooded Merganser drake
Photo by Mike’s Birds

First Dam Waterfowl Identification Bird Walk

Join Joe Andreasen for our February Bird Walk, Waterfowl Identification  at First Dam, Saturday, February 1st, 9 a.m.
Good chance of seeing a pair of Hooded Mergansers. We will probably see both Barrow’s and Common Goldeneyes, Gadwalls, American Wigeons, Trumpeter Swans, and Belted Kingfisher. We may also head down the Canyon Road Trail.