Community Calendar, Events, and Opportunities

Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Flies and Flowers Walk

Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join Arboretum Interpretation Coordinator August Jackson on a walk to explore the important role of flies in the pollination of our early wildflowers. Learn about the process of pollination, along with the names and ecology of some of our colorful native flies, and learn to identify our early spring wildflowers. Rain or shine. Meet at the Arboretum Visitor Center. $5, members free.

:  or 541.741.4110

Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Nature's Slimy Creatures Walk

Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. - noon

Slugs, snails, worms and more! On this walk for families, learn about the lives of our slimy friends at the Arboretum with Education Manager Jenny Laxton. These greatly under-appreciated creatures are more fascinating than you’ve ever imagined. Finish the walk by creating some slime of your own to take home.Rain or shine. Meet at the Arboretum’s Visitor Center. Don’t forget your parking pass. Members $5 per family, non-members $8 per family.

:  or 541.741.4110


Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Bird Walk

Sunday, March 18, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Join Julia Siporin and Joni Dawning for another monthly bird walk intended for people with all levels of birding experience. Participants will use vocalizations, habitat, and behavior clues for identification of the Arboretum’s early spring and year-round residents. Come discover the Arboretum’s avian diversity. Please bring binoculars. Option to continue the walk until noon for those who are interested. Rain or shine.  Meet at the Arboretum’s Visitor Center. Don’t forget your parking pass. $5, members free.

:  or 541.741.4110


Southern Willamette Ornithological Club (SWOC)
Eugene Birders Night


March 19, 7 p.m.

Attendees share recent bird sightings and birding-related topics, followed by “Birding Queensland,” a presentation in the words and images of Jim Regali, Dennis Arendt, Roger Robb, and Kit Larsen. Accounts of their Australia birding trip last fall, will include their encounters with a cassowary, visits to various bowerbird bowers, and their delight in figuring out some of the honeyeaters. They will share photographs of birds from Lamington National Park, the Atherton tablelands, the Daintree, and coastal marshes.

Location: The historic McNail-Riley House at the NW corner of W. 13th Ave. and Jefferson St., by the old Lincoln School. Park in the five spaces closest to the house, or across 13th Ave. in the Fairgrounds parking lot.

All are welcome to attend this free monthly event.



Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Back to Basics Drawing Workshop

Saturday, March 24, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Drawing is a way to relax and enhance our experiences in nature. But many are frustrated with their results or just afraid to try to draw. According to Kris Kirkeby, it really doesn’t need to be a stressful activity. With practice and a few pointers on observing, everyone can improve. Join Kris Kirkeby to explore using a toolbox of basic drawing methods that can guide you to making more satisfactory images. Attendees will also work on using a little color to give objects form. Supplies to bring: 2H and HB graphic pencils, kneaded eraser, white vinyl eraser, pencil sharpener, sketchbook (no smaller than 5 x 7 with a hard backing), or bring a drawing board. A 12-color set of colored pencils - waxy preferred (Crayola sets are fine). Meet at the Visitor Center. Members $25, non-members $30. Pre-registration required.

FMI or to register:  or 541.747.3817


Upcoming Events: 

Olympic Birdfest, April 13-15, 2018

Enjoy guided birding trips, boat tours, live auction, raffle, gala banquet, and more. Our featured speaker: Claudio Vidal will talk about Patagonia & Chile: Birds & Mammals at the End of the Americas. Join our festival pre-trip: a three-day, two-night birding/sightseeing cruise of the San Juan Islands, April 10-12, 2018 or extend your festival with our Neah Bay post-trip on April 16-17, 2018: two days exploring northwest coastal Washington. To learn more and register, visit


Birding Weekend Fundraiser for PLAYA Artists in Residence Program

May 11-13

At Summer Lake, OR, with renowned ornithologist Pepper Trail

FMI: or 541.943.3983