Community Calendar, Events, and Opportunities

CANCELED: Coast Fork Birders: Family-friendly Bird Walk at Row River Nature Park
Saturday, April 11, 9-11 am

 

CANCELED: Mt Pisgah Arboretum: Ethnobotany Walk
Saturday, April 11, 10 am-noon

How did indigenous residents of the Willamette Valley view the plants that provided them with food, shelter, medicine, and spiritual knowledge? Join us for an easy walk exploring the historical relationships between people and plants at Mount Pisgah. Led by anthropologist Madronna Holden. Rain or shine. Meet at the Arboretum Visitor Center. Don’t forget your parking pass. Members $5 per family, non-members $8 per family.

FMI for all walks:  mountpisgaharboretum.org, or 541.741.4110

CANCELED: Mt Pisgah Arboretum: Bird Walk
Sunday, April 12, 8 am-11 am

Join Julia Siporin and Joni Dawning for their monthly bird walk for people with all levels of birding experience. Please bring binoculars. Rain or shine. Option to continue the walk until noon for those who are interested. Meet at the Arboretum Visitor Center. Don’t forget your parking pass. $5, members free.

FMI for all walks:  mountpisgaharboretum.org, or 541.741.4110

CANCELED: Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group: Feathers and Flora
Tuesday, April 14, 7 pm

Dan and Barbara Gleason, proprietors of Wild Birds Unlimited in Eugene, will take a look at the many fascinating, and sometimes complex relationships between plants and birds. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1685 W 13th Ave, Eugene. Free for members, $5 for non-members.

FMI: thehardyplantgroup.org or email at info@thehardyplantgroup

CANCELED: Nearby Nature: Green Start Play Days: Spring Sprouts & Nature Notes
April 14 & 18, 10 am-11:30 am

Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities. Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Rain or shine! Nearby Nature Learnscape, 622 Day Island Rd., Eugene 97401 Members free, non-members $7/family.

FMI and/or pre-register: nearbynature.org or 541.687.9699

POSTPONED: 15th Annual Pacific City Birding and Blues Festival
Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19

This three-day festival has now been postponed due to concerns about COVID-19.

FMI for rescheduling information: birdingandblues.org

CANCELED: Southern Willamette Ornithological Club (SWOC): Eugene Birders’ Night
Monday, April 20, 7 pm

“Fern Ridge Wildlife Area: Management and Opportunities”

David Speten, manager of Fern Ridge Wildlife Area, will discuss the current management plan. Attendees will have an opportunity to express questions or concerns directly to him.

All are welcome to attend this free monthly event., held at the 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.

FMI: ellencantor@gmail.com 

Mt Pisgah Arboretum: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Blooms Walk
April 25, 10 am-1 pm

Local ecologists Peg Boulay and Bruce will identify and talk about flowers and trees, birds and bees, and anything else you please! Attendees can also participate in City Nature Challenge (CNC). Anyone interested will be invited to take photographs along the walk. Afterward, we’ll spend a half hour or so on a briefing of what the CNC is, and upload our photos to iNaturalist. Advance prep: download the iNaturalist app to your phone, and test it by uploading a backyard observation of a flower. Rain or shine.

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

FMI for all walks:  mountpisgaharboretum.org, or 541.741.4110

Willamette Resource Education Network (WREN): City Nature Challenge Bioblitz
Monday, April 27, 10 am-noon

Join WREN and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in a family-friendly citizen science effort to record as many species as possible in Eugene over the weekend. Participants will be using the iNaturalist phone app to photograph and collect data on the local flora and fauna at Stewart Pond. All you have to do is observe. No experience necessary and all ages welcome!

FMI: wewetlands.org

CANCELED: Nearby Nature: No School Day Adventure: Wild Child
May 1, 8:30 am-3 pm

Outdoors in Hendricks Park, explore remote trails, balance on logs, find funky trees, and discover what’s wild about spring in the forest and gardens. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. After-care 3-4 pm! $50 members/$60-non-members. Scholarships available. Meet at Hendricks Park Shelter.

FMI or preregister: nearbynature.org or 541.687.9699

Mt Pisgah Arboretum: Bird Songs and Calls Workshop
Saturdays, May 2, 9, 23, and 30, 8 am-noon

In this four-part series led by Julia Siporin, learn how to identify and better understand local and summer resident birds by their songs and calls. Julia co-leads the Arboretum’s monthly bird walks and has been exploring the world of bird vocalizations for about eight years. Meet at the Visitor Center. Members $60, non-members $70.
Pre-registration required.

 

FMI and/or to register: mountpisgaharboretum.com/workshop-registration or 541.747.3817

 

 

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