Stephen Sharnoff, nature photographer and research associate at UC Berkeley, is our featured guest at the April Program Meeting. He will give a presentation about a major new public-lands conservation initiative that he and Oregon conservationist Andy Kerr are leading. They have drafted a proposal for a national monument to the Douglas-fir forests of the Pacific Northwest, to be located in the Santiam River watershed of the western Cascades.
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.
John Sullivan and Laura Johnson will share photos from their 2013 adventure in Australia. They explored four distinct areas of the country: southeast Queensland, far north Queensland, Western Australia, and Northern Territory. Amazing birds, bizarre mammals, exotic reptiles and other fascinating critters made for an incredible journey across the spectacular landscapes of the Land Down Under.
The LCAS Board was notified the morning of January 25 that our Program speaker, Tim Blount, Director of Friends of Malheur, had been snowed in on the East Coast and would not make it to Eugene for the next night’s Program Meeting. We decided we should stick with the topic of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge since it had become such a hot news item, even though last fall when we scheduled the Program we of course did not know that an armed occupation of the refuge would occur.