Many thanks to Barbara and Steve Johnson and Abe Schmidt for providing a grant to the Nature Center on behalf of the Erin K. Johnson Memorial Fund managed by the Alaska Conservation Foundation.
We honored three people at our December 2019 volunteer celebration for their volunteer service and dedication to the Nature Center. Each has volunteered hundreds of hours of their time over a number of years: Lilly Goodman, Susan Spyker, and Marc Derosier. We extend our deepest thanks to each of them for giving of their time and love to the Nature Center for the community' benefit. We can't thank each of the enough! Left to Right (each volunteer is on the right): Marc Derosier, Susan Spyker and Lilly Goodman.
2019 Owl Boxes Attract Sawhet Owls: The Results by Andrew Fisher
19 boxes were cleaned, repaired, and installed in late winter 2019. Some of these were boxes that I built and some were from an old Eagle Scout project. One additional box was going to be taken down and cleaned, but then was found to be occupied by a flying squirrel and hence was left in place. Of the 19 boxes that were available for owls to use, 3 boxes were used this season.