June 7th-9th, 2013 Weekend on the Wing

2013 marks the 14th annual Weekend on the Wing; this season held in partnership with the Yukon Bird Club.
Tombstone Bird Checklist


  • Friday, 7:30 pm Presentation 'American Kestrels, What Next?' With Dave Mossop at the campground picnic shelter
  • Saturday, 11:00 am Full day hike into highlands of the Park providing experience in finding and identifying high alpine and tundra nesters, with Greg Brunner. Bring a lunch. Meet at the campground picnic shelter to car pool to the starting point.
  • Saturday, 11:30 am Kids Birding Craft at the Interpretive Center.
  • Saturday, 8 pm Campfire Gathering at the campground picnic shelter, to discuss the birds of the day.
  • Sunday, 7 am Coffee and Birding Stroll. Bring a mug and meet in the campground picnic shelter.
  • Sunday, 10 am Join artist Rebekah Miller at the Interpretive Center for a 3-4 hour workshop in relief printmaking with found objects. Bring any interesting 2D objects.
  • Sunday, 2 pm Afternoon birdwalk on the Blackstone River. Meet at the campground picnic shelter to car pool to the starting point.

June 28th - 30th, 2013 Botany Days


  • Friday, 7:30 pm Presentation on Species of Conservation Concern in Tombstone Park by Yukons Foremost Botanist, Bruce Bennett. Held in the Campgound Cookshelter.
  • Saturday, 11 am am All Day Botany Hike, led by Sebastion Jones and Bruce Bennett. Bring a lunch and meet at the campground ookshelter to carpool.
  • Saturday, 1:30 pm Kids Botany Program at the Interpretive Center
  • Saturday, 7:30 pm Slideshow, with the photography of the late Robert Frisch presented by his wife and daughter Julie and Sylvia Frisch.
  • Sunday, 10:30 pm 'Of Land And Sky' presentation on the traditional Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in relationship with medicinal plants, with Fran Morberg-Green


August 9th-10th, 2013
Mushroom and Lichen Weekend


  • Event will include wals and talks about the lichens and mushrooms of the Yukon and especially Tombstone Park.
  • More TBA

  • August 23rd-25th, 2013
    Weekend on the Rocks


    • Friday, 7:30pm at the Campground Picnic Shelter join Don for an overview of the Yukon's Geological History.

    • Saturday, 2 pm Join us on a 4 km family hike up Goldensides to explore the geology of the Park. Meet geologists Don and Sarah at the campground cookshelter to introduce geologic map concepts and convoy to the trailhead.
    • Saturday, 6 pm Bring your rock to the Campground Picnic Shelter to get it idnetified, and participate in a hands on Beringian Globe display.
    • Saturday, 7 pm Join Sarah Laxton of the Yukon Geologial Survey in the picnic shelter for a presentaion on Beringia and Glaciers.


    • Sunday, 10 am Meet at the Grizzley Creek Trail Head for a Geology Hike led by geologists Don and Sarah.

    Archives of the Natural History Special Events Series
    Sponsored By International Polar Year, Outreach and Communications Fund
    2008-2010.

    Weekend on the Wing
    Botany Days
    Mammals Days
    Weekend on the Rocks


    Please contact us at: friendsofdempster@gmail.com

    PO Box 153, Dawson City, Yukon, Y0B 1G0