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PRI Prairie Days

Saturday, May 6, 2023
8:00 am5:00 pm
Pacific Rim Institute

Saturday 06 May 2023

8:00 am – Birding tour
10:00 am – Prairie tour with Robert Pelant
11:15 am – 1:15 pm – Hot Dogs and refreshments by the Central Whidbey Lions Club
11:30 am – Native Plant Center tour with Mosa Neis
12:00 - 1:30 - Predators! Gators, snapping turtles and more! Hold a live gator! Dave Coleburn of Northwest Wildlife Sanctuary
1:30 – 3:00 pm – Raptors! Get up close and personal with a predator of the air! Master falconer - Steve Layman and falconer Joel Gerlach
3:30 – 5:00 pm – LIVE MUSIC at our firepit with Randy Williams
4:30 pm – Prairie tour with Mosa Neis

* Birding Tour - ~1.5 hours; moderate walking; mostly level ground; bring binoculars; Bluebirds are in the area!
* Prairie Tours - ~1.5 hours; moderate walking; mostly level ground; prairie remnant, new restoration areas, Garry oak savanna
* Central Whidbey Lions Club Hot Dog stand - hot dogs, chili dogs, chips, pop and water for sale
* Native Plant Center Tour - ~1 hour; close to parking area; see and learn about native plant propagation and how we use our shade area, nursery beds and greenhouse
* PREDATORS - Join Dave Coleburn, owner of Northwest Wildlife Sanctuary and hold an alligator! Check out a giant snapping turtle and perhaps some other slithering surprises. Learn about the roles of predators in ecosystems around the world. (~1.5 hours)
* RAPTORS - Join Master Falconer Steve Layman and falconer Joel Gerlach with their Saker Falcon and Red-Tailed Hawk - get up close and personal with these birds and learn all about them from these experts (~1.5 hours)
* LIVE MUSIC - Join guitarist Randy Williams around the firepit