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

    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