Date: 1/4/19 5:45 pm From: Mark Nikas <elepaio...> Subject: [obol] Re: 1980s style reporting and experiences
A similar system was used well into the 2000's at Malheur. Folks would leave their sighting notes stuck to a fence rail at the Frenchglen Hotel. It took quite awhile to get cell phone coverage in that part of the state.
On Fri, Jan 4, 2019 at 5:23 PM <rriparia...> <rriparia...> wrote:
> Back in the '80s, some didn't even have a land line phone. We had a system > at Santa Clara River estuary, Ventura Co., CA, to add to "notes" left under > a special rock. Anyone arriving or leaving could read about the date and > interesting species, and its observer, and leave a date and list > interesting species. It was a heads up or "wow!" moment when reading it. > That was a regularly visited location, and the notes were a way to > communicate without a phone. > > Kevin Spencer > Klamath Falls, Oregon > <rriparia...> > > *Sent from my Verizon LG Smartphone* > > ------ Original message------ > *From: *< a href="mailto:<clearwater...>"><clearwater...> > *Date: *Fri, Jan 4, 2019 1:13 PM > *To: *OBOL; > *Cc: *Wayne Weber; > *Subject:*[obol] Re: 1980s style reporting and experiences > > Hi Wayne & All, > > Thanks for the correction. I'm sure you're right, that must have been > "Blue" Grouse hooting. This was east of Hart Pass, which I think puts it in > the overlap zone between Dusky and Sooty Grouse. > > That was my first summer in the Pacific Northwest, so my first idea at the > time was Sasquatch. However the Audubon Field Guide to Western Forests (the > only field guide I had along in my backpack) mentioned grouse as a > possibility, and that was a more comforting explanation. > > Since then I've seen Spruce Grouse a few times in the Pasayten region, but > I've never knowingly heard them. > > Cheers, > Joel > > -- > Joel Geier > Camp Adair area north of Corvallis > >