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July is officially here and so is lots of summer fun! Highlights this week include:

July 1 - Family Crafty Friday Hosted by Josephy Center for Arts and Culture
July 1 - Kite Making at Wallowa City Hall
July 1 - Wallowa Lake Lodge Music On The Deck feat. the Burns Family
July 1 - Friday Night Cruise-In (Enterprise)
July 2 - Joseph Mountain Jubilee
July 2 - Lostine River Run 2022
July 2 - Wallowa County Farmers' Market
July 2 - Wallowology Free Discovery Walk
July 2 - Eagle Cap Excursion Train I Love Veterans' Train Ride
July 2 - Lower Valley Farmers Market
July 2 - Wallowa Lake Lodge Music On The Deck
July 3 thru 9 - Dulcimer Week
July 3 - Embers Brew House Restaurant and Pub Presents: Jessie Borgerding & Craig Nichols
July 4 - Open House at The Wallowa History Center
July 4 - Wallowa Old Time 4th of July Parade
July 4 - Shake the Lake! 4th of July Fireworks at Wallowa Lake
July 6 - Music On Main Hosted By JosephOregon.com feat. The Bad Penny Pleasuremakers
July 6 - Josephy Center for Arts and Culture Hosts Wine Glass Painting
July 7 - Courthouse Concert Series in Enterprise feat. Jon Lee & Gabriel Bush
July 7 - Wallowa Lake Lodge Lecture Series

For additional events & details visit:
https://business.wallowacountychamber.com/events/calendar
What's happening in Wallowa County this week? So many great things!

June 9 - First Courthouse Concert of the season in Enterprise! Featuring Tracy Spring & Jezebel's Mother
June 9 - Wallowa Lake Lodge Thursday Speaker Series: Raptor Rehabilitation & Regional Owls
June 10 & 11 - Enhance Your Drawing Skills & Enrich Your Life at "The Place" in Joseph
June 10 - Music On The Deck featureing Wild Honey at Wallowa Lake Lodge
June 11 - Wallowology's Fostering Resilience in Private Forestlands
June 11 - Wallowa County Farmers' Market in Joseph
June 11 - Eagle Cap Excursion Train Grande Wallowa Ride
June 11 - Lower Valley Farmers Market in Wallowa
June 11 - Wallowa County Humane Society Dog Wash in Enterprise
June 11 - Music On The Deck featuring Burns Family & Friends at Wallowa Lake Lodge
June 13 - Breathe Easy Social Club Event at Kokanee Inn
June 13 - Terminal Gravity Brewery and Pub presents: Jonathan Foster
June 14 - Flag Day! at the Wallowa County Courthouse
June 15 - Rotary Club of Wallowa County
June 15 - Walk with a Doc at Wallowa Memorial Hospital
June 16 - Adult Mental Health First Aid at the Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness
June 16 - Courthouse Concert Series in Enterprise featuring Chris Baron
June 16 - Veterans Appreciation Dinner at the Wallowa Senior Center in Wallowa
June 16 - Wallowa Lake Lodge Thursday Speaker Series: The Art Of Mammal tracking I

Find more details & info at:
https://business.wallowacountychamber.com/events/calendar/2022-06-01
Check out what's happening in Wallowa County this week!

June 2nd - Veteran's Appreciation Dinner at the Cloverleaf in Enterprise
June 2nd - Product Photography Workshop hosted by the Northeast Oregon Economic Development District at the Tomas Conference Room in Enterprise
June 3rd - Free Shred Day! at Community Bank
June 3rd - Joseph Charter School High School Graduation
June 4th & 5th - Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon
June 4th - State Parks Day at Wallowa Lake
June 4th - Wallowa County Farmers' Market in Joseph
June 4th - Wallowology Discover Walk at the Wallowa Lake Lodge
June 4th - Flora School Days at the Flora School Education Center
June 4th - Wallowa High School Graduation
June 5th - Wallowa Land Trust Community Potluck
June 7th - Fundraiser Dinner at The Gold Room for Lazy Mule Farm
June 8th - Eastern Oregon Workforce Housing Webinar hosted by the EOU REV Center
June 8th - "Walk With A Doc" hosted by Wallowa Memorial Hospital
June 9th - First Courthouse Concert of the season! Presented by the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance

Find more details and info at: https://business.wallowacountychamber.com/events/calendar
Have you checked our event calendar recently?

Upcoming event highlights include:

April 22 - Wallowology Presents: Earth Day
April 22 - Wallowa's 1st Earth Day Litter Cleanup
April 22 - Wallowa Land Trust's Earth Day Fundraiser
April 23 - Runners of the sage's Month Out Hurricane Creek Half Group Run
April 23 - Josephy Center for Arts and Culture Hosts: Wild Landscape: Imnaha Lectures
April 24 - Fishtrap & MidValley Theatre Company Host: "Staged Readings with E.M. Lewis"
April 27 - Wallowa County Student Career Fair

https://business.wallowacountychamber.com/events/calendar
Such a great turnout for our Dark Sky Event last night! We saw and learned about bats, light pollution and the Milky Way.

Thanks to all who came out and to our friends at Wallowology for guiding the hike!
A flock of four White-faced Ibises flew over our house in Wallowa this evening at 8:35. Flight was direct and purposeful, bearing East-Southeast. I suppose they are to be looked for up the valley in the coming days.

Sorry there's no smashing photo; they were about 300 feet up, in failing light ;-) .

Good luck, birders!
Zumwalt Prairie - if the prairie is a special place for you, here is an important opportunity to share your perspectives about its management. The Zumwalt has been very important to my life here in Wallowa County and I'm glad I could provide information for the study Dana Hellman is doing on how people use the prairie, what the prairie means to them and what concerns they have about conservation and management as a local resident. Your input can help make management of the prairie more effective, inclusive, and beneficial. Learn more and provide survey input here https://zpresearch.com/how-to-participate
**BAG PREVIEW ALERT**
Check out all the goodies in these bags! A HUGE thanks to all the exhibitors that participated in helping us fill these up!

We have contributions from: Building Healthy Families, Flora School Education Center, Pacific Power, My Blue Mountains Woodland, Wallowa Mountains Hells Canyon Trails Association, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Pepper’s Homespun Activities, Winding Waters, Enterprise Public Library, Enterprise Seventh-Day Adventist Church and School, Wallowology, Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland, U.S. Forest Service - Wallowa Whitman National Forest, Nez Perce National Historical Park, USFWS- La Grande Ranger Station, Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness, Wallowa Land Trust, Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries - Joseph Office, Energy Trust of Oregon, Oregon Historical Society, Grande Ronde Model Watershed, Northeast Oregon Network - NEON, Community Solutions Inc.,

Don’t forget to pick up your free bag this Friday from 12pm to 5pm in front of the Wallowa Public Library, the Courthouse Gazebo in Enterprise or in front of Wallowology in Joseph. While you’re there, enter to win the raffle and grab a free ice cream cone coupon for your kiddo too!
The Woodlands & Watersheds Festival To Go is happening this Friday! We filled up lots bags with some amazing stuff yesterday- you won't believe how much fun is packed into these things! We do have a location change announcement - Joseph pick up site will now be in front of Wallowology!
On Friday from 12pm to 5pm come to one of the following locations:
Wallowa Public Library in Wallowa
Wallowa County Courthouse Gazebo in Enterprise
Wallowology in Joseph
*Free ice cream cone coupons for kids (while supplies last) *Raffle prizes you can enter to win *A bag filled with fun and educational activities you can take home (one per family)
Here is our community art project - chalk art of Blue Marble, the 1972 image of Earth taken by the Apollo 17 mission...with a heart on top.
Looking to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this Wednesday? Pick up a bag of themed activities and projects on April 22nd at locations in Joseph, Enterprise, Lostine, and Wallowa.
Thanks to Wallowa Resources, Building Healthy Families, and Wallowology for creating this unique Earth Day program. You'll also find a couple activities from yours truly!
Thanks to our OPEC friends Clackamas Parenting Together for this fun idea!

Visit A Museum... By Making One! Your child’s favorite museum (Wallowology) might be closed to the public right now, but they can make one at home with a little imagination and a few simple materials. If your child has collected little treasures over the years (rocks, shells, toy dinosaurs, buttons, etc.), show them how to arrange their collections in themed displays using shoe boxes, small jars, or egg cartons. Help children label their treasures—a great way to practice letter writing and recognition—and build their language skills by encouraging them to give “tours” of their personal museum to visitors.
Just a heads up that Wallowology has cancelled this program for now (no events through the end of April).
This fun and informative program is helping preschool-age kids engage with and explore the natural world around them! Join in the fun with Wallowology.

We invite visitors to explore and discover Eastern Oregon's lands and waters through exhibits, worksh

Our Natural History Discovery Center invites people of all ages to explore and discover Eastern Oregon's lands and waters through exhibits, workshops, and evening presentations by scientists, artists and others.

Operating as usual

03/16/2023

American Dipper Swimming

Dippers . . . ouzels, fly underwater.

03/16/2023

Soon... Wallowa country canyons will see yellow-breasted chats along with catbirds, orioles, a few green towhees, maybe a mockingbird, redstart and/or veery.

Yesterday it snowed all day in Burns and today the skies are bright, the sun is shining, and spring is on our minds. We are anxiously awaiting birdsong filled mornings and the return of Yellow-breasted Chat. Their display antics and song make morning surveys particularly enjoyable. (photo credit: t. wicks)

[Image description: A Yellow-breasted Chat perched on a thin grayish branch. Their mouth is slightly open and their throat feathers are fluffed out with bird song. There are red-osier dogwood branches in the background.]

03/16/2023

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Wallowa Lake Lodge... accomodates bats for mosquito control without toxics . . .

wallowacountychieftain This full replica of our printed product provides you the newspaper as you know and love it from the convenience of the web.

Timeline photos 03/16/2023

"Storm crows..." require willow carrs that host aggregations of "bag-worms . . ." and used to be not uncommon in eastern Oregon. A great record comes from about 1976 in downtown Seattle... a bird-watcher was in his office in the Smith Tower and looked out to see a n endagered Peregrine falcon go by with a fresh yellow-billed cuckoo for dinner... long after cuckoos were considered extinct in the state.

Western yellow-billed Cuckoos nest in groves of willows along rivers and streams. Males and females of this federally threatened species often build nests in pairs, occasionally visiting multiple prospective sites before deciding on an ideal location.

Photo: A yellow-billed cuckoo (western population) by Peter Pearsall/USFWS

03/16/2023

March 2023

Global estimates of daily ambient fine particulate matter concentrations and unequal spatiotemporal distribution of population exposure: a machine learning modelling study 03/15/2023

Global estimates of daily ambient fine particulate matter concentrations and unequal spatiotemporal distribution of population exposure: a machine learning modelling study

Global estimates of daily ambient fine particulate matter concentrations and unequal spatiotemporal distribution of population exposure: a machine learning modelling study The high-resolution estimates of daily PM2·5 provide the first global view of the unequal spatiotemporal distribution of PM2·5 exposure for a recent 20-year period, which is of value for assessing short-term and long-term health effects of PM2·5, especially for areas where monitoring station data...

Photos from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's post 03/15/2023

Photos from Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's post

Timeline photos 03/15/2023

Timeline photos

"One hundred million years of continental creep into 20 seconds of global evolution." A new model reveals the history of Earth's surface changes

Watch the video here: http://ow.ly/tCTc50NgQSo
Read more: http://ow.ly/1y8F50NgQSk

Global ecosystems are at risk of losing carbon storage ability, study says 03/15/2023

Global ecosystems are at risk of losing carbon storage ability, study says

https://news.mongabay.com/2023/03/global-ecosystems-are-at-risk-of-losing-carbon-storage-ability-study-says/

Global ecosystems are at risk of losing carbon storage ability, study says Several regions of the world are at risk of losing their ability to store carbon, which could result in the drastic transformation of ecosystems and accelerated climate change, one recent study has found. Across the globe, landscapes are showing signs of losing their ability to absorb the amount of....

Timeline photos 03/15/2023

Timeline photos

03/15/2023

Herd of elk between Wallowa and Lostine. 8hrs ago. --Tim Bierl

Timeline photos 03/14/2023

Timeline photos

The first bumblebees appear as soon as the temperature rises above freezing. Some of the first bumblebees to appear are usually the large earth bumblebees, white-tailed bumblebees and the early bumblebees. Bumblebees are capable of generating heat to get their wing muscles at the right temperature. They can also preserve some of the sun’s warmth in their fur coat.

The bumblebee uses its legs to brush the pollen from his fur coat into its pollen baskets on its rear legs.

The first bumblebees you will see are the queens who have survived the winter in a safe place. They gorge themselves on pollen to get essential protein and nectar for their energy. The next step is to build a nest.

See more of Knee Deep in Bumblebees here:
https://marjoleinbastin.com/art/knee-deep-bumblebees/

Eight smart things slime molds can do without a brain 03/14/2023

Eight smart things slime molds can do without a brain

Eight smart things slime molds can do without a brain From remembering where they’ve been to recreating the Tokyo rail network, these “slimy aliens” are capable of way more than we give them credit for.

03/14/2023

The Wallowas have huge garnet seams . . .

Today is and we all know Idaho is known as the Gem State. But the jewel of our gems is the Star Garnet! Adopted as the state gem in 1967, the Star Garnet is a deep purple-red gemstone with a star pattern created by growth of a needle-like mineral, called rutile, inside the garnet! Star Garnets are found in only two places in the world, central Idaho and India!

We invite you to come see these Idaho jewels.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Friday: noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 5 p.m.
Monday: Closed

Photos from Blue Mountain Audubon-Walla Walla, WA's post 03/13/2023

Photos from Blue Mountain Audubon-Walla Walla, WA's post

03/13/2023

Nesting season has arrived for American Kestrels! From now through summer, our staff and team of community scientists will monitor nest boxes to gather information on kestrels’ reproduction and survival rates. You can learn more about our American Kestrel Studies on our website: https://hawkwatch.org/our-work/kestrels

📸: Mike Shaw

Landscaping for Birds: 7 Important Plant Groups 03/13/2023

Landscaping for Birds: 7 Important Plant Groups

Landscaping for Birds: 7 Important Plant Groups To provide habitat—including both shelter and food throughout the year—for as many kinds of birds as possible, try to include plants from these 7 important groups: Conifers: Evergreens such as pines, spruces, firs, arbor vitae, and junipers provide excellent shelter, nest sites, and food.

03/13/2023

Hope to see you there!

Photos from University of Idaho College of Natural Resources's post 03/13/2023

Photos from University of Idaho College of Natural Resources's post

03/13/2023

Daylight saving in a nutshell. --High Desert Museum

03/13/2023

Bobby McFerrin - Sing! Day of Song

". . . redefined the role of the human voice . . ."

Photos from Minam Store's post 03/13/2023

Photos from Minam Store's post

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03/12/2023

In all chaos there is a cosmos,
in all disorder a secret order..
– Carl Jung

Micro-mushrooms growing on the edge of a decaying leaf 🍄

03/12/2023

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