Community Calendar, Events, and Opportunities

Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Wildflower Walk

Saturday, April 6, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 

Come enjoy spring wildflower displays along the Arboretum trails on a walk led by Gail Baker, retired LCC plant ecology professor. Gentle trails will pass through forests, wetlands, meadows, and riverside habitats. Rain or shine. Meet at the Arboretum Visitor Center. Don’t forget your parking pass. $5, members free.  

FMI for all walks:  or 541.741.4110

Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Botany Workshop

Saturday and Sunday, April 13 & 14, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

In this two-day workshop, botanist Tobias Policha will help participants improve their identification skills and knowledge of our local flora. Topics include plant anatomy, family characteristics, and using a botanical key to aid in identification, with the focus on flowering plants. Be prepared to go outside. Recommended text for class: Gilkey and Dennis’ Handbook of Northwestern Plants (2001 edition). Members $60, non-members $70. $7 materials fee (paid to instructor). All materials included. Please bring a hand lens if you have one. 

FMI and/or registration: 541.747.3817 or

Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Bird Walk

Sunday April 14, 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’ll use vocalizations, habitat, and behavior clues for identification of spring migrants 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:   or 541.741.4110

Southern Willamette Ornithological Club (SWOC) - Eugene Birders’ Night: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda

Monday, April 15, 7 p.m.

Randy Sinnott will transport attendees to the East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Most of the photos will be from the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara in Tanzania, and Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls in Uganda.

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 McNail-Riley house, or across 13th in the fairgrounds parking lot. All are welcome to attend this free monthly event.


Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Ethnobotany Walk

Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. - noon

What four plants at Mount Pisgah make the “top ten” for the greatest number of uses by American indigenous peoples with over a hundred uses each? What plant saved the lives of miners? Join us as we answer such questions on an easy walk exploring the lure and lore of plants at Mount Pisgah. Led by anthropologist Madronna Holden. Rain or shine. Meet at the Arboretum Visitor Center. Don’t forget your parking pass. $5, members free.

FMI:   or 541.741.4110

Cottage Grove Earth Day Celebration - Bird Walk

Saturday, April 20, Time TBA

At Row River Nature Park in Cottage Grove. The time is not set yet. When Earth Day event planning has solidified, the info will be posted at 

Coast Fork Birders
 - Cottage Grove Reservoir Bird Walk

Saturday, April 27, 8 - 11 a.m.

Join Julie Parker and the Coast Fork Birders at Lakeside Park for a spring bird walk along Cottage Grove Reservoir. The varied terrain includes paved, unpaved, uneven, and potentially muddy surfaces. Bring weather-appropriate clothing and footwear, binoculars, bird ID book, and your own snacks and water. Free parking. Location: Lakeside Park is located on London-Weyerhauser Road about 6 miles south of Cottage Grove. 


Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Blooms Walk

Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join local ecologists Peg Boulay and Bruce Newhouse in enjoying the vibrant spring life at the Arboretum. Peg and Bruce will identify and talk about flowers and trees, birds and bees, and anything else you please! Rain or shine. Meet at the Arboretum Visitor Center. Don’t forget your parking pass. $5, members free.

FMI:   or 541.741.4110

Nearby Nature Quest - Wow Newts!

April 27, 10 am-noon

Join with Nearby Nature for their 4th annual newt count! Learn all about newts from naturalist Tom Titus, as participants count these cool critters in Tugman Park’s creek.

Meet at the Tugman Park picnic shelter, 3666 Hilyard St, Eugene 97405. Nearby Nature members free, non-members $5/family.


FMI or pre-register: or 541.687.9699