Evening Talks at ONRC

October 19, 2013 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Olympic Natural Resources Center
1455 South Forks Avenue
Forks, WA 98331
Ellen Matheny

The ONRC cordially invites you to our upcoming program that features one of our local “feathered friends,” the Pileated Woodpecker.


WHEN   Friday, October 18, 2013 ● 7:00 PM

WHERE Hemlock Forest Conference Room

Olympic Natural Resources Center

1455 S. Forks Avenue, Forks


Coffee and desserts will follow the program.



“A new neighbor on the block: Pileated Woodpeckers in Seattle’s suburban areas”


Most of us think of the Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) as a mature or even old-growth forest species. That’s why we use them as indicators of forest health. However, wildlife observers now see them migrating into the suburban areas in the greater Seattle region. Why is this? How are they doing? Are they successful, or it is just the remains of a past population, using what is left of the forest that is been taken over by housing developments?

University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences doctoral candidate Jorge Tomasevic will share his experiences with this species in this most unusual setting.

Jorge A. Tomasevic is a part of the Wildlife Science Group at the UW. He came to the United States as a Fulbright Fellow from Chile. From the cold forests of Patagonia to the arid desert of Atacama, from the native forests struggling exotic pine plantations to the heights of an island in the Pacific Ocean or up high in the Andes, Jorge has participated in several research projects dealing with the ecology and conservation of forest birds and endangered species in Chile and now in the Pacific Northwest.


Everyone is welcome; no RSVP needed for this program and no admission is charged. Funding for this presentation is provided by the Rosmond Forestry Education Fund.


Feel free to share this invitation with your friends and family. Come on by and enjoy this most interesting topic!