The Friends of the Willapa Wildlife Refuge, a nonprofit organization, work to support Refuge programs and enhance awareness and appreciation of the Refuge. For this reason, the Friends have teamed up with Coast Community Radio to produce a weekly program, Willapa Nature Notes.
Learn about endangered species, as well as more commonly seen species; discover how we can help the Refuge; and find out what grows, both wanted and unwanted, along our trails, roadsides and backyards.
You can now read transcripts of many of our Nature Notes! Click on the title of each to open a PDF file. You can click on a topic to jump to that section.
Musical Interlude Three: Killdeer
Musical Interlude Four: Hermit Thrush
Oregon Silverspot Butterfly
Don’t Feed the Wildlife!
American White Pelicans
Helping Wildlife Survive Winter
The Olympia Oyster
Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
Dogs and Cats
Western Red Cedar
The Evergreen Northwest
Exploding Seed Pods: Impatiens and Wild Cucumber
What To Do When Spruces Die
Grass Turf Tyranny
Junior Duck Stamp Program
Old Growth Forests
Coastal Weather Patterns
Rainy Day Outdoor Activities
Wings Over Willapa 2019
Climate Change Effects – Locally
South Bay Overlook
Trails and Accessibility
Experience the National Wildlife Refuge System