We live in a rapidly changing world. As landscapes transform, so too do the patterns of distribution and abundance of the species that inhabit them. Human-assisted dispersal and changes in climate contribute to combinations of species that have never before had to share the same territory. At the same time, some birds that were once common in the Willamette Valley are now rarely found.
Our monthly program meetings have something for everyone. During the last year we hosted programs by naturalists, wildlife artists and expert birders on a variety of topics from bird fossils in Oregon to the birds of Thailand.
Coming to a program meeting is a fun way to get involved with Lane County Audubon. Meetings are free and open to all so bring along your friends.
We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month between September and May. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St.
1st Anniversary Ribbon Cutting with music-food-fun-learning. Activities 10 am - 3 pm Alton Baker Park community shelters, main parking lot. For more info, call Beyond Toxics 541-465-8860 or visit beecityeugene.org
This program is co-sponsored by Sierra Club Many Rivers Group. The Marbled Murrelet is a threatened seabird that inhabits Oregon's castal ares and can nest >40 miles inland within older forest, making it especially challenging for reserchers to understand its breeding ecology. In this presentation
Noah Strycker, now a world-renowned birder, grew up in Lane County. He went on to study birds on six continents, with field seasons in Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Australia, Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, and the Farallon Islands.
If you’ve never had an opportunity to travel into the wilds of eastern Africa, this is your chance for a vicarious visit to an amazing part of the world. John Sullivan and Laura Johnson travelled to Northern Tanzania in 2016. While both of them enjoy looking at birds, animals, bugs, snakes, flowers, and plants wherever they travel, John is the main photographer.
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.
We co-sponsor a program each December with Eugene Natural History Society. This year Bruce Newhouse will share information about pollinators that will help us nurture them.
Did you ever wonder about all those flying and crawling critters on your flowers? Do you know how to tell a bee from a fly? Do you know that some flies are good pollinators? Do you know how to plant a garden that will be the best possible place for pollinators?
If these kinds of questions go through your mind as you stare at your garden, this presentation is for you! We will familiarize ourselves with the most common native pollinators and learn a few simple tricks to tell them apart. We’ll also learn some of the best things you can do to invite native pollinators into your own yard, including which plants “rock the world” of the little creatures that run it.
FMI: Dean Walton: email@example.com
Seldom on a winter’s night in Oregon can a birder rack up a checklist of more than 30 species in a single hour. But that’s exactly what listeners have in store for them on January 11, when the Lane County Audubon Society presents singer-songwriter Stephan Nance at Eugene Piano Academy for the release of their latest, birdiest record, Look at the Harlequins!