Program Meetings

Our monthly program meetings have something for everyone. During the last year we hosted programs by naturalists, wildlife artists and expert birders on a variety of topics from bird fossils in Oregon to the birds of Thailand.

Coming to a program meeting is a fun way to get involved with Lane County Audubon. Meetings are free and open to all so bring along your friends.

We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month between September and May. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St.

 

Tuesday, May 23rd, Program Meeting: California Condor Recovery with Susan Haig

Among the rarest and most imperiled birds in the world, the California Condor is the subject of our May program. Susan Haig, a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and a professor of wildlife ecology at OSU, will share some of her deep knowledge on Condors. 

Date: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St

LCAS Board Election

Lane County Audubon Society Board elections will be held at the May 23 Program Meeting.

 The following incumbent candidates are running for the Board: Jim Maloney, Ron Renchler, Debbie Schlenoff, Maeve Sowles, Caryn Stoess, and Herb Wisner.

Date: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St

Tuesday, April 25th Program Meeting: New Hikes in Southern Oregon & Northern California with William L. Sullivan

Oregon’s hiking guru takes us on a slide show tour of new trails he discovered while researching the latest (fourth) edition of his book, 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Southern Oregon & Northern California. We’ll discover hidden lakes in the Trinity Alps, relocated trails at Crater Lake, and wildflower meadows in the Siskiyous. As always, Bill spices his talk with notes on the geology, wildlife, and history.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St

Tuesday, March 28 Program Meeting: Birds and Bugs with Rick Ahrens

Much of migration is driven by the seasonal availability of bugs in the northern latitudes. In this lively and informative slide show, we’ll look at numerous examples and discover how important birds are to the overall health of various ecosystems.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Program Meeting-Birding Oregon: Bringing it all back home, with Dave Stone

Oregon – what a wonderful place to learn birding!

Years ago, when I was asked to become Conservation Chair of Lane County Audubon Society, I eagerly put on that hat – a great platform to advocate for conservation, I thought. And it turned out that it was.

I also found out that when you wear that hat, people expect you to know birds. Even though I had been teaching nature photography for ten years, I had paid little attention to birds.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St

January 24th, 2017 Program Meeting - Steens Mountain--A Cooperative Framework for Managing a Vast and Exceptional Natural Resource

John F. Helmer will speak about the Steens Mountain area in Eastern Oregon, its origins, history, recreational highlights, and management. John is the Recreation Representative to the Steens Mountain Advisory Council, a group composed of land owners, environmentalists, ranchers, the Burns Paiute tribe, and others advising the BLM on creative approaches to managing 428,000 acres of public land in Harney County. Come hear about this unique and wild Oregon treasure, hot topics for the coming year, and how you can influence its future.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St

November 22 Program Meeting: Exploring the Elliott State Forest Conundrum with Robin Meacher

The Elliott State Forest is an irreplaceable Oregon treasure. This approximately 93,000-acre coastal rainforest is nestled between Coos Bay and Reedsport in Oregon’s coastal range. While it is home to many species including the imperiled Coho Salmon, the Elliott is perhaps most well known for the habitat it provides the federally threatened Marbled Murrelet and the Northern Spotted Owl.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St

September 27th Program Meeting-How Woodpeckers Can Save the World (or at Least Your Local Woodland!) with Steve Shunk

North America’s woodpeckers play keystone roles in our continent’s forests and woodlands. In fact, nowhere else on earth are woodpeckers such important contributors to forest ecology. Join local naturalist and woodpecker specialist Steve Shunk for an exciting journey into the lives and habits of North America’s woodpeckers. He will take listeners inside the woodpecker anatomy and translate anatomical adaptation into the fascinating behaviors birders love to watch. Prepare to be entertained, educated, and inspired to become ambassadors for woodpecker and woodland conservation.

Steve Shunk started birding in the San Francisco Bay area in 1989. He moved to central Oregon’s “Woodpecker Wonderland” in 1997, where 11 woodpecker species breed annually.

Date: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St

October 25th Program Meeting: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls with Paul Bannick

Award-winning photographer Paul Bannick will present a new program featuring video, sound, stories from the field, and several dozen new images from his brand-new book Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls. Paul uses intimate yet dramatic images to follow owls through the course of one year and in their distinct habitats.

We will witness the four seasons as each stage in an owl’s life is chronicled through rare images: courtship, mating, and nesting in spring; fledging and feeding of young in summer; dispersal and gaining independence in fall; and, finally, winter’s migrations and competitions for food. His program will show how owls use the unique resources available to them in each habitat to face those challenges. All 19 species found in Canada and the United States are featured in photos and narrative throughout the book, with a special focus on the Northern Pygmy-Owl, Great Gray Owl, Burrowing Owl, and Snowy Owl.

Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Room 100, Willamette Hall, U of O

May Program Meeting: Gabon--Africa’s Eden with Bob Fleming and Jim Regali

GABON, straddling the equator on the western coast of Africa, is part of the Congo Rainforest Biome. With some 80% of the nation covered in forest, Gabon was thrust into an enviable position in African conservation when in 2002 president Bongo inaugurated 13 national parks.

Date: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St

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