The 2023 Eugene Christmas Bird Count (ECBC) is on Sunday, December 31, 2023. Yes, this…
Ron Renchler, LCAS Outreach Coordinator 541.345.0834 christyandron (at) qwest.net
Lane County Audubon’s great group of friendly booth volunteers were on hand to greet and talk with several hundred visitors during the 10th Annual Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show, held on January 23–25 at the Lane County Fairgrounds.
LCAS has had a presence almost every year during Good Earth’s 10-year run, and the show is by far the busiest event on our booth schedule. Each year, hundreds of show-goers stop by the booth during the three-day, sustainable-living-themed event to ask questions and learn about bird identification and behavior, as well as LCAS’s many conservation and educational outreach efforts, including bird walks, program meetings, school programs, and more.
A hearty “thank you” goes out to each volunteer: Connie Berglund, Pat Bitner, Teresa Burnett, Gaylene Carpenter, Margot Fetz, Barbara Foreman, Diane McInnes, Sally O’Donnell, Nancy Radius, Ron Renchler, Debbie Schlenoff, Phil Smyser, Caryn Stoess, Dave Stone, Janie Thomas, Vjera Thompson, Jennifer Tucker, and Susanne Twight Alexander.
Special thanks go to Dick Lamster, former LCAS President and current Christmas Bird Count Coordinator, for presenting a seminar entitled “Inviting Birds to Your Backyard: The Value of Citizen Science.” Nancy Radius and Connie Berglund also deserve a special shout-out for working multiple shifts at critical times during the show.
If you’d like to get involved in spreading the word about LCAS’s great work in the community, contact Ron Renchler at christyandron (at) qwest.net or 541.345.0834.