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.

 

Monday, Oct.9, NABA Program - How to Avoid Being Eaten the Butterfly Way: Mimicry, Camouflage, and Warnings

Recently a Swiss company started marketing a burger made from mealworms, because insects are full of proteins and fats. Although eating insects might be a hard sell to humans, the rest of the animal kingdom are delighted to eat them. So, what strategies do butterflies use to avoid this fate? Come hear about toxins and deceptions and see their disguises.

Date: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St

Tuesday October 24 Program Meeting: Upland Game Birds and the Greater Sage-Grouse Monitoring and Mitigation Program at ODFW

Dave Budeau and Pete Baki, biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, will give an overview of Oregon’s upland game birds, with special attention on the Greater Sage-Grouse projects at ODFW.

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

Tuesday, Sept. 26 Program Meeting: Birding Without Borders: An Epic World Big Year with Noah Strycker

In 2015, bird nerd Noah Strycker of Oregon became the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single, yearlong, round-the-world birding trip. Anything could have happened, and a lot did. He was scourged by blood-sucking leeches, suffered fevers and sleep deprivation, survived airline snafus, car breakdowns, mudslides and torrential floods, skirted war zones, and had the time of his life. Birding on seven continents and carrying only a pack on his back, Noah enlisted the enthusiastic support of local birders to tick off more than 6,000 species, including Adelie Penguins in Antarctica, a Harpy Eagle in Brazil, a Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Thailand, and a Green-breasted Pitta in Uganda. He shared the adventure in real time on his daily blog (audubon.org/noah), and now he reveals the inside story in talks and slide shows. This humorous and inspiring presentation about Noah’s epic World Big Year will leave you with a new appreciation for the birds and birders of the world.

Date: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:30pm
Location: 
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

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