Groundhog Mountain is a terrific place for roadside botanizing and butterfly watching. There are no trails and any hiking will be limited to walking along the road or into a wet meadow. Beginners are encouraged to participate in this outing as a learning experience in butterfly identification.
Our monthly Bird Walk is held on the third Saturday of each month. All levels of birders are welcome, from novice to expert.
This month's 3rd Saturday Bird Walk will take place at Delta Ponds and will be led by Rebecca Waterman and Nick Paget, who bird there frequently. Forecast calls for lots of rain, so we'll stick close to cars in case people decide to escape. Delta Ponds is a great place to see the beginning arrivals of winter ducks. Bex and Nick will be at the South Eugene Parking lot at 8am for those who wish to caravan, and plan to meet in the VRC parking lot near the foot bridge (near the Eugene Crossfit gym) by 8:30. See you then!
Not really a walk, this one. Dick Lamster and Maeve Sowles will lead a bird-watching-by-canoe/kayak trip to Fern Ridge Lake. You will need to furnish your own binoculars, canoe or kayak and lifejackets (required). Each craft also needs an Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit. (See boatoregon.com for more information on this required permit.)
This field trip, the second of our "Fourth of July" butterfly counts, will be led by our experienced local NABA officers. Join us for a trip to these flower- and butterfly-rich environments. One group travels by car along Frissell Ridge with frequent stops on gravel roads. The other group will hike to the summit of Iron Mountain in the Cascades. Beginners are encouraged to participate in the outing as a learning experience in butterfly identification.
3rd SATURDAY BIRD WALK
- After scouting several locations for this Saturday's 3rd Saturday Bird Walk I have decided that we will follow in the footsteps of the Wednesday Birders' Group and walk the relatively new Springfield Path. We'll leave from the trailhead where 32nd turns into Jasper Road (see the included image) and walk towards Clearwater Park. Meet to carpool at South Eugene High School at 8:00 a.m. or at the Trailhead about 8:30.
For more info call 541-968-9249
This field trip, the first of two "Fourth of July" butterfly counts, will be led by our experienced local NABA officers. Four different count groups will explore for butterflies in the West Eugene Wetlands, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, East Buford Park, and Spencer Butte. Beginners are encouraged to participate in the outing as a learning experience in butterfly identification.
Free. Please preregister by email at NABA.ES.email@example.com
Join nature guide Dave Hagen on a walk for kids and families. Explore the diversity of butterflies and dragonflies found at the Arboretum! Nets and bug boxes are provided to get a closer look at these amazing organisms. Jointly sponsored by NABA Oregon and Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. Meet at 1:00 pm at the Mt.
Join NABA Oregon officers for a casual, kid-friendly, educational exploration of Eugene's nearby wetland areas where butterflies are abundant in the early season. With these experts as guides, beginners and experienced butterfliers alike are sure to have an enriching natural-history experience -- one that extends beyond butterfly identification.
Come and explore Green Island, an incredible natural area just minutes from where you live, work, and play. FREE & Family Friendly! Details and registration can be found at: http://mckenzieriver.org/events/walk-the-land/
Lane County Audubon Society is hosting a family-friendly Migratory Bird Day event on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Alton Baker Park and at the Nearby Nature facilities.
Wildlife biologist and field leader Dave Bontrager will lead a trip to the Kirk Park/Pond area, north of Fern Ridge Dam. We will meet to carpool at the usual location, the east parking lot at South Eugene High School. We leave at 8 a.m. If you prefer to join us at the walk location, arrive at the East Kirk Pond parking area off Clear Lake Road, across the street from the boat basin at Orchard Point Park, by 8:30 a.m.