Noah Strycker presents The Chinstrap Penguins of Elephant Island: From Endurance to Esperanza, Tuesday, September 28 at 7pm

Zoom and/or In-Person  

Please join us via Zoom: 

https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/98221702197?pwd=QzFpTU9lVEhuRERPa3ZUZlhhTHZqUT09 

Meeting ID: 982 2170 2197 

Passcode: 844830 

In Person: Room 100 Willamette Hall, UO Campus  

There will be limited capacity seating for those who wish to attend in person. Participants must be masked at all times when indoors as well as outdoors on the UO campus when distancing cannot be maintained. Proof of vaccination or current UO ID is required for admission into the classroom. 

Doors will open at 6:30. Noah will have books available for purchase. 

Date: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Zoom and 100 Willamette Hall, UO campus, Eugene

After Sunset, Thousands Of Swifts Dance Into A Chimney In Eugene

KLCC's Tiffany Eckert interviewed Lane Co Audubon's President Maeve Sowles as they witnessed a natural phenomenon in Eugene while a large flock of Vaux's Swifts gathered at sunset and dove into a chimney at Agate Hall on the UO campus to roost. You can hear the story and see the article and photos at KLCC.org.

Penguins in Antarctica with Noah Strycker -- a Preview

At the start of this year, a team of penguin scientists, including our own Noah Strycker, surveyed colonies in the Antartic. Noah will present our September program. This video produced by Greenpeace "Disappearing Penguins" tells the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTx3B6-CyxU

Date: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 7:00pm
Location: 
TBA and Zoom

From Our President--Water: Essential and Delightful

Along with many other critical environmental problems, water is becoming one of the most crucial and scarce resources we need for life on earth. September is typically the driest time of the year in Oregon, and water supplies had already been very low throughout the state. Having a supply of water in the dry season is critical for people, the garden, and wildlife. It is important to conserve water to stretch the supplies into this hot-dry time of the year. Our property is at 1,000-foot elevation in the SW hills of Eugene, and we are on a well for water. Our growing season starts a little later than in the Willamette Valley, but stretches into October or until the first frost.

Conservation Column: Marbled Murrelet News & Bird-Friendly Tips

We are pleased to share the news that the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife voted to uplist the Marbled Murrelet from threatened to endangered status under the state Endangered Species Act. It is our hope that this results in state plans and actions that will make a difference for this iconic bird.

Third Saturday Bird Walk, September 18

September walks will continue with COVID safety precautions for the time being. Masks and distancing may still be required throughout walks, depending on evolving COVID-safety guidelines and the decisions of walk leaders. For the most current information on any of the Bird Walks listed below, visit the LCAS website the LCAS Facebook page, or email rebecca.waterman@gmail.com.

Leader and location to be determined. No interested birders will be excluded and new birders are always welcome.

New Birding Sits--Bex is making plans to start a regularly scheduled Birding Sit (an hour or so) for birders who have mobility challenges. If you’re interested, or know someone who might be, email Bex at rebecca.waterman@gmail.com

Date: 
Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 8:30am

Zoom and/or In-Person Program Meeting Tuesday, September 28--The Chinstrap Penguins of Elephant Island: From Endurance to Esperanza

Antarctica’s windswept Elephant Island may be best known as the bleak refuge of British explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew after they lost their ship Endurance in 1916. Today, the island is a stronghold for thousands of nesting Chinstrap Penguins.

Date: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Zoom and In-person TBA

October 26 and Future LCAS Program Meetings: Zoom and/or In Person

When the COVID-19 virus completely shut down our in-person meetings in the spring of 2020, we turned to Zoom to get the programs out to you. What should we do moving forward? At the May LCAS Zoom meeting, a survey was taken and the results indicated that roughly half wanted to return to in-person meetings and the other half were hesitant about gathering in-person. The LCAS Board of Directors hopes to do both.

Date: 
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Zoom and In-person TBA

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