Pre-registration at ashland.or.us/register required for all programs unless otherwise indicated adult programs (18 and up) commis s i o n E s t 1 9 0 8 AshlandParksandRec.org | Facebook.com/AshlandParksandRec | ParksInfo@ashland.or.us 3 NATURE & GREEN LIVING Project FeederWatch Help count birds visiting the feeders at North Mountain Park while learning to identify them with expert birders. The information collected will be submitted to Cornell University’s Project FeederWatch, a nationwide citizen- science bird-monitoring effort. Program takes place alternate Saturdays, November-March. Pre-registration not required for this free program. Call the Nature Center for more information at 541.488.6606. WHO: All levels of birders WHAT: Get acquainted with local birds and mingle with other birders under the covered pavilion INSTRUCTOR: Expert birding volunteers AGES 9 & up DAY Alternate Saturdays DATE Dec 8 & 22 | Jan 5 & 19 | Feb 2 & 16 Mar 2 &16 TIME 9-10am PLACE North Mountain Park | Nature Center COST FREE | Pre-registration is not required Low-Cost Bokashi Composting Learn year-round composting without the YUCK! In this class, you will learn to easily pickle your food scraps instead of allowing them to rot. They can then be buried as pest- free compost in your garden, causing earthworms and vegetables alike to thrive. This DIY Bokashi Method is very inexpensive and uses items already found in your kitchen. WHO: Adults interested in reducing waste and creating compost WHAT: Learn a unique and efficient system for composting INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Nichol’s community garden plot is thriving since she started using Bokashi. She loves to teach and has led several popular classes at OLLI in Ashland AGES 18 & up DAY Sunday DATE Jan 13 TIME 1-2:30pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST $5 2 Winter Bird Walk The winter season is a great time to see the birds over- wintering in our valley. Stroll through North Mountain Park with expert birding volunteer Vince Zauskey and learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Participants should dress forcoldweatherandbringbinoculars(somebinocularswillbe available to borrow). All levels welcome. As with most APRC classes, pre-registration is required for this class. WHO: Novice and experienced birders welcome WHAT: An easy stroll on NMP trails to look for birds INSTRUCTOR: Vince Zauskey is a Rogue Valley Audubon member,NorthMountainParkvolunteerandbirdingexpert AGES All ages welcome DAY Saturday DATE Jan 12 TIME 8:30-9:30am PLACE North Mountain Park COST FREE Register Today!