Announcements

Thanks to Rose Britton
New Nature-Oriented Event Calendar for Adults
Volunteer Breeding Bird Surveyor Needed
Booth Set-Up Volunteer Needed

Thanks to Rose Britton

 Many thanks to Rose Britton for presenting an “Introduction to Birdwatching” for kids at the Springfield Public Library. Rose was assisted by LaRue Rodgers, Lauri Costa, Janet Barnes, and Rose’s niece. During her excellent presentation, she managed to keep all 61 attendees interested in learning about birds. Perhaps some new birders were inspired that day.

New Nature-Oriented Event Calendar for Adults

This spring, Nearby Nature began hosting Rick’s List! on its website: nearbynature.org/ricks-list/ It is a collection of local nature education events for adults, maintained by Rick Ahrens, a Nearby Nature volunteer. You may have met Rick—he does programs and trainings for many local nature groups. The calendar is updated regularly, but you are encouraged to confirm details for events you plan to attend. 

FMI: nearbynature.org/contact-us or 541.687.9699, Ext 1

Volunteer Breeding Bird Surveyor Needed

 If you can identify most of this region’s birds by sound, the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) would be grateful for just a couple days of your time this year, between late May and early July. There are two routes within about an hour’s drive of Eugene where volunteers are needed: Green (west of Roseburg) and Blue River (east of Springfield). Locations of these and other “Vacant Routes” can be viewed by zooming in on the Oregon map at pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/RouteMap/Map.cfm. Or contact Paul Adamus for details, adamus7@comcast.net

Booth Set-Up Volunteer Needed

If you’d like to help Lane Audubon in a big way but don’t have a lot of time available, here is a great chance to get involved. 

The booth set-up/take-down volunteer delivers and erects our portable booth, tables, and display materials at event and festival sites, and then dismantles them after the event is over. Set-up and take-down require only an hour or two of your time, usually on a Saturday morning and early Sunday evening, a few times a year. If you enjoy being out and about and doing a little light physical activity (nothing too strenuous), this could be the spot for you. Access to a larger vehicle (a van or pickup) is useful but not required.

Orientation and training for the booth set-up position will be provided. It can be rewarding to work behind the scenes to help Lane Audubon spread the word about the importance of birds and their habitats. If you’d like to learn more about this opportunity, please call Ron Renchler at 541.345.0834 or e-mail christyandron2@gmail.com.