Mt. Pisgah Arboretum
Thursday, July 16, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Dragonfly Adventure with Steven Gordon and Cary Kerst
In this walk for all ages, you’ll get a closer look at the mighty dragonflies that grace the summer fields and waterways of the Arboretum. Nets provided.
Sunday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Butterfly Walk with David Hagen
Explore the diversity of butterflies found at the Arboretum. This will be a gentle walk for kids and families through the meadows. Nets and bug boxes will be provided.
$5, $8 for families, members free. All events begin at the Arboretum Visitor Center. FMI: 541.747.1504. Go to www.MountPisgahArboretum.org for information about their many other summer events.
Willamette Resources and Educational Network (WREN)
Saturday, July 25, 8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Summer Bat Walk at Delta Ponds City Park with special guest leaders Stuart Perlemeter and Aimee Hart
Meet at the Delta Ponds parking lot on Goodpasture Island Road (and Alexander Loop), just north of the auto dealership.
RSVP to 541.338.7047 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact them for information about their many other summer events.
Cascades Raptor Center
Last Sunday of each month, through September
12:00 p.m.–4:00 pm.
Family Nature Discovery Days
Each Discovery Day features a different theme and activities for families with children ages 4–11.
July 26: Wildlife Play Hospital. Kids can find an “injured” stuffed animal on the grounds and treat it in the mobile play hospital.
August 30: All About Owls. Explore the world of owls, make a pine-cone owl, and dissect owl pellets. Free ice cream!
Regular admission fees plus $2 activity fee if participating
FMI: 541.485.1320, www.eraptors.org
North American Butterfly Association (NABA)
Several dates in July
Butterfly field trips/counts
See the NABA website for details on opportunities to participate in field trips as a citizen scientist. They also offer some family walks.
Oregon Shorebird Festival
September 4–6, Charleston, Oregon
The 29th Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival will include a full weekend of activities for birders of all skill levels. The festival is headquartered at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston. Activities include expertly guided land-based field trips to Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, New River, and the Coos Bay area. There is a pelagic trip on Saturday for those who want to experience birding on the water.
Southern Willamette Ornithological Club
Eugene Birders Night
Eugene Birders Night is on hiatus but will resume in September. Their regular meeting nights will switch from the second Monday of the month to the third.