Did you know Oregon has 500 species of bees, including four species that are actively managed in ingenious ways for crop pollination? Come and learn who these bees are and some of the weird and wonderful features of their lives (you will leave knowing five very cool bees that are frequent visitors in our gardens and backyards). The talk will focus on a new initiative called the Oregon Bee Atlas - a strategy to train and deploy volunteers to boldly go out and survey the state's bees.
Lane County Audubon Society is teaming up with Nearby Nature to celebration of International Migratory Bird Day with the community in a big way! The focus will be on kids’ activities, games, and bird walks throughout the morning.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) activities will highlight the importance of recognizing the international lives of many of our seasonal birds, like the Osprey and Wilson’s Warbler. While living in Lane County part of their year, these birds are truly international. Many months of their lives are also spent north and south of our borders.
This Lane Audubon program, which provides grade school visits with instructors and bird-related specimens, is making a comeback this spring!
Our small group of committed volunteers is planning to teach a few classroom groups, and hope by doing so to breathe new energy into this wonderful program.
We have two new volunteers and are looking for more who are interested in shadowing the well-seasoned teachers in order to get a feel for the experience. With further training and working together, we hope to offer more in-school programs going forward.
Please get in touch if you want to find out more, and/or if you think you’d like to help us engage classrooms of students with bird specimens and drawing exercises.
The kids love it, and you may too!
For more information, contact Maeve Sowles at 541.343.8664, or email@example.com
Takeaways from our March Program on Birds and Bugs
- Drinking shade grown/organic coffee helps improve habitat for migratory birds
- Eating organic bananas and other tropical fruit supports the production of organic produce in the U.S.
- Keeping cats indoors will save the lives of billions of birds and mammals every year in the U.S.
We are happy to announce that the newly revised Birds of Lane County Checklist has just been printed. Copies will now be available at our program meetings and other LCAS events, as well as at Wild Birds Unlimited.
Many thanks to co-authors Alan Contreras and Vjera Thompson, with contributions from Tye Jeske, Sean Burns, and Tom Mickel. Lane County Audubon Society and Wild Birds Unlimited covered the costs of the publication.
Next time you shop online at amazon.com, first go to smile.amazon.com, search for and select Lane County Audubon Society as your chosen nonprofit, and then make your purchase. By doing so, 0.5 percent of the amount of your Amazon purchases will automatically be deposited in LCAS’s checking account each quarter at no additional cost to you.
Lane County Audubon Society is an all-volunteer organization, and our members are very proud of the energy and diverse talents that volunteers bring to our cause—we couldn’t do it without them. Volunteering with LCAS is a great way to meet new people, give back to the community, and—best of all—have fun! For more information, contact Maeve Sowles at 541.343.8664 or audubon(at)efn.org.