Thursday, Oct 5 We’re looking forward to participating in the Delmarva Birding Festival early in the month to see seabirds and waterfowl at the Dupont Nature Center in Milford on lower Delaware Bay.
Monday Oct 9 Columbus Day and/or Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Thanksgiving Day in Canada In the past the second Monday of October has been a national holiday celebrating Columbus Day, but for the second year it is now celebrated as Indigenous Peoples’ Day to honor Native American history and culture.
It is also the day Canadians celebrate their Thanksgiving.
Update Outdoor Writers of America Assn conference in Gulf Shores ALIt was well worth the 1,000 mile drive to Alabama to attend the annual conference where we saw terrific speakers and exhibits. Some of our favorites were the keynote speaker Corey Lee, a young man with a website https://curbfreewithcorylee.com/ about traveling from a wheelchair user’s perspective.
The issue of accessibility was discussed by many. We enjoyed meeting Kim Jackson from Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports https://www.vermontadaptive.org, an organization that empowers people of all abilities through inclusive sports and recreational programming regardless of their ability to pay.
Two informative workshops we attended were by Kris Millgate and Maayan Gordon.
Kris Millgate is a wildlife photographer who was the epitome of show ‘n tell with a hands on presentation of the various cameras, equipment and gear she uses to shoot wildlife documentaries.
Maayan Gordan at https://www.maayangordonmedia.com/ is a dynamic speaker and consultant who shared her passion for using social media to help improve company culture through education and training.
The lush setting of the diverse landscape in coastal Alabama was an ideal setting for enjoyable walking, biking, fishing and boating opportunities.
Saturday, October 14 An annular solar eclipse covers the sky beginning at Oregon’s Pacific coast and spreads through the Southwest to the Texas coast. If you live in the area contact your local news for more information..
Saturday, Oct 28 Full Moon This month the full moon is a “Hunter’s Moon” so named because it signals the hunting season along with ghosts and goblins.
Tuesday, Oct 31 Halloween The moon tonight may be haunting, especially for trick or treaters combing their neighborhood for candy.
Here are events about stargazing, boating and birding scheduled in October
October 12-14 Illinois Dark Skies Star Party
Sangamon Astronomical Society https://sas-sky.org/
October 19-22 SJAC Fall Star Party
https://sjac.us/star-party Belleplain State Forest NJ
October 25-30 Deep South Regional Star Gaze
https://www.stargazing.net/dsrsg/ Sandy Hook MS
October 6-9 U.S. Powerboat Show
Annapolis City Dock https://www.annapolisboatshows.com/united-states-powerboat-show/
October 12-15 U.S. Sailboat Show
Annapolis City Dock https://www.annapolisboatshows.com/united-states-sailboat-show/
October 25-29 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Bahia Mar Yachting Center https://www.flibs.com/en/home.html
October 4-7 Alabama Coastal BirdFest