We hold monthly meetings from September through May on the second Wednesday of the month. The public is invited and welcome to attend these monthly meetings.
The monthly social gathering starts at 7 p.m. and the general meetings start at 7:30 and usually features an informative presentation.
During our social half hour we hold a drawing for bird- related prizes . Tickets $1 each, 6 for $5. Three prizes each meeting. Money brought in goes to support our work. Please bring items to donate for the prize table!
Antlers and Antler Art by Nick Jeffries
Nick will discuss the normal antler growing and hardening process, abnormalities and deformations, as well as the mating season and shedding process. Also he will explain the shed hunting process that has become a sizable industry importing antlers from all over the U.S., Canada and Alaska, even South America. Nick has a lifelong interest in hunting, collecting shed antlers, etc.
In 2008 he started “Custom Antler Designs. Much of his work is sold on Etsy. He makes antler chandeliers and lamps, as well as smaller items.
Among the smaller items Nick makes are Antler Chew Toys for Dogs. Dogs love the bone marrow in these treats and chew toys. When choosing for your dog, density makes a huge difference - the darker, denser antler will be the hardest; the lighter, faded horns with small cracks are the softer, more easily eaten treats.
Landowner Assistance Forester
WA State Department of Natural Resources
Nick assists private landowners with management techniques regarding both forest health and wildfire fuels. In recent years he also has spent a lot of time on fire suppression crews battling wildfires. (Over 40 fires in 2017 alone.)
Riverview Community Building
2117 E. North Crescent Avenue
From Division Street go about 12 blocks East on Mission Ave. Just before the bridge over the Spokane River (by Avista), turn left (East) on Upriver Drive. Go 3 long blocks and turn left (North) on Crestline Street. Go one block. Turn right onto E. North Crescent Ave. Proceed a short way and take a left into the second of the driveways to the Community Building. The Community Building is straight ahead at the end. There are about 15 spaces to the left of the building and about 8 to the right. If these are full, you may have to park on E. North Crescent Ave.