Friends of Uplands Park – Heads Up: Fall Events in Uplands Park [Spiders, Birding, Invasive Plants Bash]

Friends of Uplands Park activities are now scheduled for September and October 2016. More information to follow closer to the activity dates.

  • Saturday, September 17, 2016 – Birding with Geoffrey Newell. 8:00 a.m. Meeting at Cattle Point.
  • Sunday, September 18, 2016 – Spider Websites. 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Family activity. Wander rocky meadows to find local spiders, their webs, and learn about their habits. Dress up as a spider to learn about spider bodies. Cancelled if rainy.
  • Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16, 2016 – Annual Invasive Plant Bash. Afternoon. Tools and refreshments supplied. All ages welcome.
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Native Cicada sighted emerging in Uplands Park – May 25, 2016.

A beautiful photo, by Wylie Thomas, of a newly emerged Cicada, found in Uplands Park. Photo taken May 25, 2016.

James Miskelly confirms identity and comments:

“Okanagana occidentalis is the local species. We have only two cicadas, this one and a smaller one that ticks rather than drones. Never seen one of these in May before!”

Photo by Wylie Thomas. May 25-2016. Uplands Park.
Photo by Wylie Thomas. May 25-2016. Uplands Park.