October Ecology Club: Bones and Skulls (changed to THURS 10/10)

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

For the month of October we will explore skulls and bones of critters you might find in the forests and along roadways in the NW. Bark volunteers Kristnh and Gradey will bring along their extensive skull collection as we sort through ways to tell a cat from a canine or a rodent versus a mustelid. We’ll share some tips on cleaning and preserving your finds, as well as the legality of bone gathering. Kristnh will also be bringing along some of her wares from tanned roadkill hides to bone jewelry. If you have a skull or bone you’ve always wanted to identify we’ll share what we know, as well as resources for sorting things out!

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss an ecological theme that pertains to Bark’s work on Mt Hood or seasonal skills to give the community a deeper appreciation and understanding of NW ecology. Some months we will have presenters bringing their unique skills to the community. Others, we will work as a group on a predetermined theme to discuss such topics as thinning, fire ecology, wildflowers, birds, road ecology, or other topics the group is inclined to discuss.

At the close of the meeting we will leave time open to further explore the topics of the evening, delve deeper into Bark's work to protect Mt Hood and browse the Bark library. Our library is more than a physical space; it is also intangible, represented by volunteers who are knowledgeable and accessible for people interested in learning more about our work, ecology, public lands management and advocacy. Come peruse our newly acquired selection of resources on everything from hiking to climate justice, and learn about what you can do to protect Mt. Hood National Forest!

Call us at 503-331-0374 or email michael@bark-out.org

Where: Bark office: 351 NE 18th Ave Portland, OR 97232 (next to the Circuit Climbing Gym).
When: 6:30-8:30pm every second Wednesday.

anatomical illustration of wolf skull from different view points