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.

 

CANCELED DUE TO COVID 19 CONCERNS--Program Meeting, Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 pm--New Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades with William L. Sullivan

In this slide show presentation, Eugene author and hiking guru William L. Sullivan will take us on a tour of a dozen new or dramatically changed trails in the area between Salem and Bend. All are featured in the newly released fifth edition of his guidebook, “100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades.” Included are a new path along the Deschutes River north of Bend, a new bird refuge trail at Salem, and several reopened trails to wildflowers in the Cascades. He’ll also discuss the effects of wildfires and the Forest Service’s new permit system. Along the way, expect anecdotes about local history, plants, and outdoor lore.

William L. Sullivan is the author of 22 books and numerous articles about Oregon, including an “Oregon Trails” feature column for the Eugene Register-Guard.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19 CONCERNS SEE LINK BELOW Program Meeting, Tuesday, March 24

Although the program was cancelled, you can read the article on red knots and see Janet's paintings in this Orion magazine article: https://orionmagazine.org/article/flight-of-the-red-knot/

In a slide show of her original paintings, Janet Essley explores the fascinating life cycles of these long-distance migrants, their amazing physiology, and the conservation challenges they face. The Red Knot, Calidis canutus, a medium-sized sandpiper, is a regular guest along the Oregon Coast during its spring and fall migrations. Extremists among sandpipers, Red Knots migrate longer distances, breed farther north, display faster beach-probing feeding maneuvers, and ingest harder-shelled mollusks than other sandpipers. Recording scientific knowledge through art forms from around the world, Essley’s project Cultural Cartography of Red Knots (visit theredknotsproject.org), is a unique collage of human and avian natural history. Research for this project has immersed Essley in shorebird scientific studies and an astounding variety of human artistic expression from around the world.  If nothing else, she says, studying migrating birds teaches us that the world is one shared home. 

Date: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene

Program Meeting, Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 pm: The History of Birding in Oregon with Alan Contreras

Please Note: 7 pm start time!

Alan Contreras is currently writing A History of Oregon Ornithology for OSU Press, with help from Vjera Thompson, Nolan Clements, Chip Jobanek, Herb Wisner, Larry McQueen, and others. This program will feature more people than birds, while illustrating how bird study has changed in Oregon from the early 1800s through the Internet age. You’ll hear about John Kirk Townsend (as in Warbler and Solitaire), whose bird specimens were eaten by hungry members of his team, and Henry Henshaw, who mistakenly let off his shotgun in front of the constable’s home. Another historical character was Olaus Murie, who banded the first Oregon bird and then nearly completed his life list at Three Arch Rocks. More fascinating characters will surely make their appearances as his remarks and anecdotes range over a hundred years of Lane County birding. 

Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene

Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show

Each year at the Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show, hundreds of vendors with earth-friendly products gather to promote their wares and provide information on environmental and sustainability topics. Lane County Audubon Society’s booth will be part of the action again this year. 

Date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 10:00am
Location: 
Lane Events Center, 796 West 13th Avenue, Eugene

Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show

Each year at the Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show, hundreds of vendors with earth-friendly products gather to promote their wares and provide information on environmental and sustainability topics. Lane County Audubon Society’s booth will be part of the action again this year. 

Date: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:00am
Location: 
Lane Events Center, 796 West 13th Avenue, Eugene

Program Meeting Tues. Jan 28, 2020: Birding Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Harney County with Harry Fuller

Harry Fuller will give us a look at the rich and diverse bird populations of Harney County—the Great Basin species we never get on this side of the Cascades. This includes the birds that pass through during migration, and those that are year-round residents.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene

LCAS Booth at the 15th Annual Good Earth Show, January 24-26, Volunteers Needed

Each year at the Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show, hundreds of vendors with earth-friendly products gather to promote their wares and provide information on environmental and sustainability topics. Lane County Audubon Society’s booth will be part of the action again this year. 

Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Lane Events Center, 796 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR

India: Exotic Creatures and Captivating Culture--Program Meeting Tues. Nov. 26, 7:30p

With Ram Papish and Dawn Harris

Fom the heights of the snow-capped Himalayas to the steamy marshes of Rajasthan, India’s exotic birds and captivating wildlife live side-by-side with a large and diverse human population. Come and see breathtaking images of the exotic birds and mammals of India presented by Ram Papish and Dawn Harris.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 7:30pm

The Brown Bears of Hokkaido, Japan: Program Meeting, Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 pm

The Brown Bears of Hokkaido, Japan: From Gods, to Pests, to Neighbors in 200 years

A presentation by Joe Moll, who has served as the executive director of the McKenzie River Trust since January of 2005.

Date: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene

Climate with Tyler Hallman: Program Meeting, Tuesday, September 24, 7:30 pm

We live in a rapidly changing world. As landscapes transform, so too do the patterns of distribution and abundance of the species that inhabit them. Human-assisted dispersal and changes in climate contribute to combinations of species that have never before had to share the same territory. At the same time, some birds that were once common in the Willamette Valley are now rarely found.

Date: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St, Eugene

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