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Vacations are meant to entertain for sure, BUT there's nothing quite like that feeling of knowing you've gained a deeper understanding and proficiency at something you are really passionate about. North Cascades Institute offers a variety of seasonal classes including everything from mushroom identification, watercolor painting and photography. Both Voortex Productions and Andy Porter Photography also offer photography classes for beginners through advanced learners, with each putting their own unique spin on the craft.

Get Lit: Stained Glass!
Free Museum Thursday
Pondering Pearl Harbor
First Friday
Bird of the Week: Varied Thrush
"The Varied Thrush is a gorgeous bird with a simple single note for a song. It is closely related to the American Robin and other thrushes who are considered amazing songsters. Bird sightings and behaviors are often major seasonal cues for me, and I tend to think of the Varied Thrush as a "winter" bird in our neck of the woods because they move up in elevation to the mountains during the summer and back down to our yards and feeders from now through early spring. Winter must be nearly… Read More >>>>
Bird of the Week: White Headed Woodpecker
These woodpeckers are not especially abundant - in fact they are currently candidates for listing on the WA state endangered species list and they are a species-of-concern for Audubon Washington - but they can be locally common in Okanogan and surrounding NCW counties. Read More >>>>
Bird of the Week: Sandhill Crane
Okanogan County is fortunate to be one of the few places in Washington where one can regularly see - and hear- Sandhill Cranes each spring and fall as they migrate. This past weekend a large group was seen flying south above Winthrop and Twisp. It was spectacular! Read More >>>>
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