Photo of the Week - November 12, 2010

Barn Beach Reserve
Leavenworth, WA
Barn Beach Reserve is the home of a nature center, Icicle Arts, and the Upper Valley Museum at Leavenworth, on the east slope of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. The Reserve and an adjacent city park combine to create a protected greenbelt of more than 50 acres of mature, streamside forest that includes Blackbird Island, a popular stop on Audubon's Great Washington Birding Trail.

Last weekend, Barn Beach hosted my talk "Migrations: the Transformative Power of Birds and Nature". It was a fun event, with a good turnout and an enthusiastic audience. In addition to hosting events like mine, Barn Beach also hosts Leavenworth's annual Bird Fest in the spring and offers environmental education to school and community groups.

If you wish to visit the beautful town of Leavenworth and Barn Beach Reserve, head out onto US Highway 2 from either Wenatchee or Stevens Pass and you are almost there.

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