Four Seasons of the Malheur
- Last Updated: February 28, 2018
Presenter: Don Jonasson
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
7:00 Social; 7:30 Program
Padilla Bay Interpretive Center
10441 Bayview-Edison Road
Mt. Vernon, Washington
One of my retirement passions is making videos, particularly for nonprofits that need but can’t afford to hire the expensive process. In 2012 Ora and I volunteered to make a video of the four seasons of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns OR.
MNWR is a major rest and refuel place in the most northern end of the Great Basin, a central part of the Pacific Flyway. Especially in the spring migration, runoff from surrounding mountains fills the many lakes and ponds and farmers purposefully flood fields to saturate the ground, attracting huge numbers of migrating birds, especially waterfowl. But all of the seasons have their unique colors, moods, sounds and wildlife behaviors. To enhance this multisensory experience Ora composed musical themes for the Malheur and each season, then organized a local wind trio to perform the music accompaniment.
The video will be for sale with all proceeds going to Friends of the MNWR.