The 6th annual FORB gathering had some 50+ folks come out for a beautiful crisp New Year's Day morning. We enjoyed seeing old friends and making new ones while we warmed up with hot beverages and oatmeal cookies. The nature walk along the river was fun and gave as all a good reminder of what a special place this is to have in our neighborhood. Some notes and photos were posted at the new twitter account (@FORB2013). Here are a few more from Robert Sewell. He reported seeing "about six Western Blue Birds feeding near the river, along with several Yellow-rumped Warblers and a male Northern red-shafted flicker carving out a nest cavity in clear sight of the lower river road. We’ll watch to see if it will actually nest here this summer. Most of them migrate up to the mountain in the spring".