We are sharing an important action alert from Portland Audubon. Please consider signing.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is seeking permits to kill up to 1,500 Common Ravens in Baker County over the next three years.
The birds will be killed using poisoned eggs, a food source for both ravens and other species. The young of the poisoned birds will be left to starve to death in their nests and non-target species will also be put at significant risk of poisoning.
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The percentage of people who think global warming is happening is now five times greater than that of people who don’t, according to a recent survey conducted by Yale University.
Gerry Meenaghan will lead a walk at and around Lane Community College. Details will be posted on the LCAS Facebook page: facebook.com/pages/Lane-County-Audubon-Society/330177413824, and on the website: laneaudubon.org.
If you’ve never had an opportunity to travel into the wilds of eastern Africa, this is your chance for a vicarious visit to an amazing part of the world. John Sullivan and Laura Johnson travelled to Northern Tanzania in 2016. While both of them enjoy looking at birds, animals, bugs, snakes, flowers, and plants wherever they travel, John is the main photographer.
The Audubon in the Schools program has blossomed over the last year. In 2018, the volunteer team visited 12 schools, and taught 722 students! So far in 2019 AITS has visited 7 other schools, with more requests for each month left of the school year.
Thanks to all the Lane County Audubon Society members who helped make the 14th annual Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show, held January 18-20, such a success. This year’s show turned out to be one of our best shows yet in terms of trial memberships generated, items sold, and general exposure for LCAS.
Nancy Radius, David Stone, Susanne Twight-Alexander, Margot Fetz, Janie Thomas, John Lemay, Sally O’Donnell, Dan Willis, Connie Berglund, Debbie Schlenoff, Dolly Marshall, Sara Brownmiller, Milo Mecham, and Rick Ahrens all helped staff the booth this year. Thanks to each of them.
Special thanks go to Debbie Schlenoff and her husband Rob, Maeve Sowles, Jim Maloney, Christy McMannis, Sara Brownmiller, Milo Mecham, and Nancy Radius, who helped with setup and takedown of the booth.
Audubon Adventures is back with a brand new learning kit for the 2018-19 school year, entitled “Getting to Know Birds.” Some teachers have started placing their orders, and are eager to share the new material with students! This year’s kit includes the following three topics:
#1: Get to Know Birds
#2: Hooray for Hummingbirds
#3: Plants Are for the Birds!
Audubon Adventures is developed by professional educators and designed for grades 3-5. Each kit contains 32 printed magazines on each topic as well as access to online features and activities. Thanks to generous sponsors, we offer these kits at no cost to teachers in Lane County.
If you would like to sponsor a classroom, please mail a tax-deductible donation of $45 (payable to LCAS) to Audubon Adventures, PO Box 5086, Eugene, OR 97405, or donate online via the provided link: laneaudubon.org/education/audubon-adventures/sponsor/form
Please contact Rachael Friese at email@example.com if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!