We will share our knowledge as we discover butterflies (usually 30+ species*) and flowers (with three species of orchid possible) and the local breeding bird species (usually about 30 species, possibly including: Red-naped and Williamson’s Sapsuckers, Hairy Woodpecker; Northern Flicker; MacGillivray’s and Audubon’s Warblers; Olive-sided, Hammond’s and Cordilleran Flycatchers; Western Wood-Pewee; Steller’s Jay; Clark’s Nutcracker; Warbling and Plumbeous Vireos; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Black-headed and Evening Grosbeaks; Mountain Chickadee; three species of Nuthatch; Townsend’s Solitaire; Hermit Thrush; Western Tanager; Grey-headed Junco, House Wren and maybe some surprises). Last year, we found a Black Bear in a tree who cooperated with photographers. (I will try to arrange a reprise of his appearance this year, but this likely was a once in a lifetime appearance for him!) Lovell Gulch June Bird List Lovell Gulch June Flower list Lovell Gulch June Butterfly list We will walk mostly on trails into Lovell Gulch, about a 3 mile round trip with about 800′ elevation gain, with a few short steep sections. We may need to bushwhack a short distance to find the orchids (which are not along the trails). Carpool to the Lovell Gulch trailhead departs from the northwest corner of the Woodland Park Walmart parking lot (about a 3 mile drive). Bring drinking water, a snack, rain gear, sweater for early morning chill, and wear sturdy walking shoes. Limited to 8 participants; there is currently room for one more. Sign up with Dave Elwonger at email@example.com.