Thank you

To Bryan Ribelin for providing his artwork for our “Thank You” post cards. His line drawing of a Killdeer provides a lovely artistic image that we will use as an acknowledgement for our member donations.

To Dick Lamster, who presented a bird box talk at the BOGS (Birds of Oregon and General Science) group on November 2. Sixty-three people attended! Dick also presented a backyard bird talk to the Junction City Garden Club on November 7.

To the Darkhorse Band from Salem Oregon (facebook.com/Darkhorsesalem/?fref=mentions), who organized a fundraiser with profits targeted to wildfire relief for animals affected during the summer fire season. Darkhorse, along with Viking Braggot Company (drinkviking.com), raised $308 dollars during a Eugene concert on October 21st. Lane Audubon is matching the donation and dividing the gift between Chintimini Wildlife Center in Corvallis and Cascades Raptor Center, both of whom receive injured animals from our Lane County area. We also want to thank our volunteers who attended the event, Hilary Dearborn and Rachael Friese.

To Jim and Charlotte Maloney, who have been organizing the Third Saturday bird walks since summer of 2013. We want to thank Jim and Charlotte for their time and effort planning and organizing the bird walks, welcoming people in attendance, teaching and helping attendees, and creating a fun, enjoyable experience for all. While they still plan to participate, they are ready to pass on the organizational responsibilities. They recently recruited a new volunteer to head this event, Rebecca Waterman, who has been enjoying the walks for several years. We are happy to welcome and also thank Rebecca for taking on the fun challenge of the Third Saturday bird walks. We look forward to working with you!

To our Members, who support us by returning the donation envelopes and either renewing their local Lane Audubon membership and/or sending in a donation! Our annual fundraiser keeps us functional through the year. We have the best members and truly appreciate your ongoing financial support!

To our Booth Volunteersat the Mt. Pisgah Mushroom Festival,who ably handled the steady stream of interested individuals at the LCAS booth. Thanks to Connie Berglund, Teresa Burnett, Janie Thomas, Kris Kirkeby, and Joyce Trawle for staffing the booth and helping get the word out about LCAS.

Thank you all!!! 

And Thank You, Bike Path Cleanup Volunteers!

Cold air and fog accompanied the fourteen people who set out for the Bike Path Cleanup on Saturday, October 14th. By the end of the cleanup, it was still chilly, but skies were a clear blue. The group split up and headed in two directions. Together they collected several bags of trash, which filled the back of Phil’s pick up.

During the cleanup, people walking and riding on the bike path said “thank you” to the volunteers as they passed by. Two volunteers stopped into the Hampton Inn along West 11th to ask for a restroom. When they explained that they were doing a bike path cleanup, the woman at the desk offered six bottles of water and apples for the group. What a nice gesture of appreciation!Afterwards, some of the volunteers rewarded themselves with a visit to Euphoria Chocolate. And, of course, they also enjoyed the birds along the way. The bird list included: Dark-eyed Junco, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, American Goldfinch, Pine Siskin, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Spotted Towhee, American Crow, European Starling, various geese, Belted Kingfisher, California Scrub Jay, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Mourning Dove, and Downy Woodpecker!

Thanks to all the volunteers for their time and efforts, and to Phil Johnson for organizing and making sure things happened as planned! Thanks for your great work.