Community Calendar, Events, and Opportunities

Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Mushroom Walk
Saturday, December 1, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. 

It’s still mushroom season! Take a walk through the Arboretum’s forested trails with experienced mycologists Chris Melotti and Molly Widmer of the Cascade Mycological Society, and hunt for these fascinating fungi. Discuss identification, habitat, characteristics, natural history, and the role of fungi within an ecosystem. Meet at the Arboretum Visitor Center. Rain or shine. $5, members free. 

FMI: MountPisgahArboretum.org  or 541.741.4110

Nearby Nature--Get Squirrely: Nature Quest
Saturday, December 1, 1-3 p.m. 

During this family-friendly outdoor adventure, play acorn hide and seek, find out who’s getting ready for winter, and enjoy fireside nature tales. Rain or shine! Meet at the Hendricks Park Wilkins Shelter. Members free; non-members, $5 per family. FMI or to pre-register: nearbynature.org/events or 541.687.9699


Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Bird Walk
Sunday,
December 9, 8 - 11
a.m.

Join Julia Siporin and Joni Dawning for their monthly bird walk. People at all levels of birding experience can find something to enjoy. They use vocalizations, habitat, and behavior clues for identification of the Arboretum’s diverse breeding and year-round residents. Please bring binoculars. Option to continue the walk until noon for those who are interested. Rain or shine.

Meet at the Arboretum Visitor Center. Don’t forget your parking pass. $5, members free.

FMI: MountPisgahArboretum.org   or 541.741.4110

Southern Willamette Ornithological Club (SWOC) - Eugene Birders’ Night: Holiday Treats and Bird Photo Slam
Monday, December 17, 7 p.m.

Attendees will share treats and photos. All who wish are welcome to bring savory or sweet treats. Then those who would like to share a short presentation of birding-related photos can do so via their own laptops or thumb drive. These can be photos from our local area or from trips near or far. Please let me know if you are considering contributing to the show. All are welcome to attend this free monthly event.  
Location: Historic McNail-Riley house, 601 W 13th Ave, Eugene, at the NW corner of W. 13th and Jefferson St., by the former Lincoln School. Park in the five spaces closest to the M-R house, or across 13th in the fairgrounds parking lot.
FMI: ellencantor@gmail.com

Willamette Valley Bird Symposium
Saturday January 19, 7:30am-3:15pm

Kenn Kaufman is the keynote speaker of this day-long symposium bringing together professionals, students, and amateurs from the Willamette Valley to celebrate birds.

CH2M Hill Alumni Center at Oregon State University, Corvallis

FMI or to register: willamettevalleybirds.org/

Southern Willamette Ornithological Club (SWOC) - Eugene Birders’ Night: Caribbean Birds and Some Lizards
Monday, January 21, 7 p.m.

After attendees share recent sightings and birding-related topics, University of Oregon Biology Professor Bitty Roy and her companion, Michael Worley, will present “Caribbean Birds and Some Lizards.” Roy and Worley will show the evolutionary patterns and habitats of the birds from three of the largest islands in the Caribbean: Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico. Because these islands are geographically isolated, a large number of endemics there are found nowhere else in the world. All are welcome to attend this free monthly event.

Location: Historic McNail-Riley house, 601 W 13th Ave, Eugene, at the NW corner of W. 13th and Jefferson St., by the former Lincoln School. Park in the five spaces closest to the M-R house, or across 13th in the fairgrounds parking lot.
FMI: ellencantor@gmail.com

Klamath Basin Audubon Society
February 14-17

The 40th Annual Klamath Basin Winter Wings Festival

Featured speakers are Pepper Trail, George Lepp, and Julie Zickefoose. Event also includes 50+ guided birding and photography field trips, workshops, receptions, and more. FMI: WinterWingsFest.org. Online registration opens December 15 at 9 a.m. PST. Typically several activities sell out on the first day of registration.

 

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