Community Calendar, Events, and Opportunities

Down to Earth Home and Garden
Saturday, February 2, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Backyard Habitat, How to Attract Birds, Butterflies, Bats, and Other Animals

Please join us on our south porch for a great free talk presented by Dick Lamster. Dick is the past president of the Lane County Audubon Society, a bird watcher for over 35 years, and retired as a natural resource manager for the Federal Government. He and his wife, Maeve Sowles, maintain 10 acres in rural Lane County as natural habitat for native plants and animals. 

Location: Down To Earth Home, Garden & Gift, 532 Olive Street, Eugene, OR 97401.


Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Life Among the Mosses Walk
Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m. -noon 

This is our annual celebration of the little folks of the plant world. Botanist David Wagner will tell moss stories and weave lichen yarns to help us understand the elfin world of mosses, liverworts, and lichens. Rain or shine. 

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

FMI for all walks:  or 541.741.4110

Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Bird Walk
February 10, 8 - 11

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:   or 541.741.4110

Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Lichen Walk
Saturday, February 16, 10 a.m. -noon  

Join lichenologist Daphne Stone on this popular walk through the Arboretum exploring lichens, their habitats, and ecology. Learn a few names and enjoy the moist winter air which makes the Pacific Northwest such a great place for lichens to grow. 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: Birding the Malay Peninsula
Monday, February 18, 7 p.m.

After attendees share recent sightings and discuss birding-related topics, Magnus Persmark will present “Birding the Malay Peninsula from the High-Rises of Singapore to the World’s Oldest Rain Forest.” He’ll take us on an exploration of birds across different habitats, from coastal wetlands and tropical forests to the highlands of the southern Malay Peninsula. 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.

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. Many activities may be sold out by now.
FMI: of registration.

Great Backyard Bird Count 2019
February 15-18

Anyone can participate! For at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world, for as long as you wish!


Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council, Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah
Sunday, March 17, 8a.m.-11a.m.

Turtle Flats 3rd Annual Bird Count

The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council and the Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah are collaborating to perform the 3rd annual bird count at Turtle Flats! Turtle Flats is our 63-acre property where we are doing extensive floodplain restoration. This site, where the Coast Fork and Middle Fork of the Willamette River come together, is host to a diversity of species. Birders will survey a portion of the area, including some of the old gravel ponds. The survey will contribute valuable bird data over time as restoration takes place at the site. Birders of all ability levels are welcome to participate. Advance registration is required. Space is limited and fills up quickly. For questions, contact Mieko Aoki at