A little over a week ago, Sarah and I drove to the dry side of Oregon to visit one of our favorite bookstores, Paulina Springs Books in Sisters. We visit the store whenever we are in the area and we usually find it hard to leave purchasing something from their excellent selection of regional nature guides. This time, we were invited to talk about our addition to the field.
We delivered our presentation to a packed house on Friday night. In the photo above, we appear to be giving serious thought to one of the many great questions we received from the audience. The crowd seemed happy with our responses and enjoyed our stories about the book-writing process. How crazy is that?
On Saturday night, we spoke to another great audience at Paulina Springs' other store in Redmond. This newer branch is an excellent addition to a revitalized downtown. Be sure to stop in and say hi on during your next trip to central Oregon.
In between the readings, we visited the Green Ridge Hawkwatch site, northwest of Sisters, with our friend Jill. The site is staffed by local birders and operated by the East Cascades Audubon Society. Thunderstorms were expected for the day but, lucky for us, they never materialized.
We saw raptors in the skies, songbirds in the trees, and outstanding scenery, including a recently snow-dusted Mount Jefferson. We stayed at the site for four hours and helped count about 40 species of birds.
On Sunday we returned to the Soggy Side, where we have additional readings and other events scheduled for September and October. Click on the events tab above for more details!