Community Calendar, Events, and Opportunities

Coast Fork Birders
Saturday, March 2, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m 

Cottage Grove High School Bird Walk

Participants of all birding abilities are encouraged to join this bird walk led by Grace Fowler-Gore. FMI: or 541.767.9717 


Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Flies and Flowers Walk
Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Arboretum Interpretation Coordinator August Jackson leads a walk to explore the important role of flies in the pollination of our early wildflowers. Learn about pollination, along with the names and ecology of some of our colorful native flies and early spring wildflowers. Rain or shine. FMI for all walks: 

Meet at the Arboretum’s Visitor Center. Don’t forget your parking pass. $5, members free.  

FMI for all walks:  or 541.741.4110


Finley National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m. - 3

Fifth Annual Winter Wildlife Field Day

Free bilingual, hands-on family event, focusing on nature’s predators. Includes live birds, walks, games, bookmobile, owl pellet dissection and more. Sponsored by 12 Benton County organizations. FMI: 541.757.7236

Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Bird Walk
March 10, 8 - 11

Join Julia Siporin and Joni Dawning for their monthly bird walk. People at all levels of birding experience can find something to enjoy. They use vocalizations, habitat, and behavior clues for identification of the Arboretum’s diverse breeding and year-round residents. Please bring binoculars. Option to continue the walk until noon for those who are interested. Rain or shine.

Meet at the Arboretum Visitor Center. Don’t forget your parking pass. $5, members free.

FMI:   or 541.741.4110

Mount Pisgah Arboretum - Nature’s Slimy Creatures Walk

Saturday, March 16, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.  

Slugs, snails, worms, and more! On this walk for families, learn about the lives of our slimy friends at the Arboretum. These greatly under-appreciated creatures are more fascinating than you’ve ever imagined. Rain or shine. 

Meet at the Arboretum Visitor Center. Don’t forget your parking pass. $5, members free.

FMI:   or 541.741.4110

Southern Willamette Ornithological Club (SWOC) - Eugene Birders’ Night: Presentation TBA
Monday, March 18, 7 p.m.

The presentation is to be announced. All are welcome to attend this free monthly event.  
Location: Historic McNail-Riley house, 601 W 13th Ave, Eugene, at the NW corner of W. 13th and Jefferson St., by the former Lincoln School. Park in the five spaces closest to the M-R house, or across 13th in the fairgrounds parking lot.


Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council, Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah
Sunday, March 17, 8a.m.-11a.m.

Turtle Flats 3rd Annual Bird Count

The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council and the Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah are collaborating to perform the 3rd annual bird count at Turtle Flats! Turtle Flats is our 63-acre property where we are doing extensive floodplain restoration. This site, where the Coast Fork and Middle Fork of the Willamette River come together, is host to a diversity of species. Birders will survey a portion of the area, including some of the old gravel ponds. The survey will contribute valuable bird data over time as restoration takes place at the site. Birders of all ability levels are welcome to participate. Advance registration is required. Space is limited and fills up quickly. For questions, contact Mieko Aoki at


Native Plant Society of Oregon
Monday, March 18, 7 p.m.

When Plants Flower

Briana Lindh will share data on changes in spring flowering dates from 1960 to the present, focusing on plant responses to anthropogenic climate change and natural climate oscillation.

Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St., Eugene 97405. FMI: