farm work day
A stopover volunteer work day is planned for Thursday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Bayside Park Farm, 930 Old Arcata Road, Arcata.
Projects may include planting, weeding, and harvesting. No experience required, families welcome. Appropriate clothing includes closed-toe shoes, long pants, sleeves, and a sun hat. Bring a water bottle and snacks, and pack your trash and recyclables. (Please leave pets at home.) COVID-19 protocols must be followed.
Drop-in volunteers are for individuals, families, or friends in groups of 5 or less. For larger groups, please contact the farmer on site to ensure additional staff are on hand.
tour the swamp
Friends of the Arcata Marsh sponsors free tours of the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturdays. Attendees will meet leader Elliott Daville in the lobby of the Interpretive Center on South G Street at 2:00 pm and enjoy his 90-minute walk focused on wetland ecology.
Wearing a mask while inside the building is recommended, but not required, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Please call 707-826-2359 for more information.
Marsh tour schedule
The Audubon Society of Redwood Areas will be offering free guided excursions at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.
Attendees are welcome to bring their binoculars and meet Trip Leader Chet Ogan at the end of South I Street (Crop Lake) in Arcata to take in views of Humboldt Bay and enjoy a wide variety of bird life along the easy-to-walk trails. I can. September marks the beginning of many migrants’ journeys, so enjoy watching the migratory behavior and frenetic feedings you’re likely to encounter.
Breakfast is served on Sundays from 8am to 11am in the Main Hall at Freshwater Grange, 48 Grange Road, Freshwater.
The menu includes pancakes, sausage or ham, scrambled eggs, homemade apple compote, and salsa. Prices are $8 for adults and $5 for children.
bird watching trip
The Redwood Area Audubon Society hosts a monthly Women’s and Girls’ Birding Series on Tuesdays from 6-8pm.
Trip leader Janelle Chojnacki leads a free guided walk through the Arcata Marsh. Everyone will see many migratory birds such as swallows, swifts, warblers, flycatchers and raptors having their last meal before nightfall. On evening walks there is always the chance of seeing numerous night herons flying out of their day roosts and owls outing.
Participants may bring binoculars and scopes if they have them. All meet at the south end of his I Street (Lake Crop). No reservation required.
Bingo games are held every Tuesday at Moose Lodge, 4328 Campton Road, Eureka. Doors open at 5pm, game starts at 6pm Snack bar available.
meet the quilter
The Redwood Empire Quilters Guild will hold its first meeting of the fall on September 7 at Humboldt Grange, 5845 Humboldt Hill Road, Eureka.
Doors open at 5:30 pm, meeting starts at 6:00 pm. Masks must be worn, and seats are available at intervals. Regular ongoing meetings will be held on the first Thursdays at the Humboldt Grange. Plans are made for carpools if necessary.
A show and tell will be held at the beginning of the conference and the program will be “Completing Vintage and Antique UFOs” by Jeanine Norrish and Susie Freese.
Opportunity quilts will be on display and tickets will be available in advance of the October 6th meeting and drawing. There will be a fat quarter draw, so bring a fall seasonal fat quarter or two. There will be a raffle table, so bring your donations to buy tickets and win items.
Membership renewals and new member applications can be found at www.reqg.com. Individual membership is $25 and corporate membership is $55. For more information, please call Martha Johnson at 707-445-4685.
all about roses
The Humboldt Rose Society will meet on September 8 at 7:00 pm in the Lewis Room of Christ Episcopal Church on 15th and H Streets in Eureka. There is ample parking on 14th and G Streets and admission to the conference is on 15th Street.
This conference will include a show and tell of your favorite tools. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite tools and be prepared to demonstrate how they work.
The meeting will be open to the public with masks on. There will be door prizes and helpful information for long-time rose growers. For more information about the Humboldt Rose Society, please visit www.humboldtrose.org.
The Marine Corps League (Six Rivers Detachment No. 655) hosts the 9/11 Veterans BBQ on September 11th from 10am to 4pm at Redwood Field in Katten.
This barbecue is for all veterans and their families. Some games are also available.
The Redwood Region Audubon Society will host an in-person and virtual program on “The Natural History of Trinidad and Humboldt Seabirds” on September 21 at 7:00 pm at Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata.
Presenter Dan Burton observed various transformation events in seabird colonies around Humboldt Bay and Trinidad. Barton shares some of his observations, primarily through a descriptive natural history lens, including aerial photographs and video recordings of some of these events. This program will be zoomed at the same time and a link is available on the Redwood Regional Orbdon Association website at www.rras.org.
Hot drinks and goodies will be served at 6:30pm. Bring a mug to enjoy shade-grown coffee. (Unscented, please.)
Bird watching tour
The Audubon Society of Redwood Areas will be offering free guided birdwatching tours along the Eureka Waterfront Trail on September 25th from 9-11am.
This relatively urban trail offers the possibility of observing species richness and diversity compared to more remote areas. This walk is on a flat, paved trail that is wheelchair accessible. Email his leader Ralph Bucher to sign up for this field his trip at email@example.com.