Field Trip: June 11th 7:30 AM - Spring Birds

Spring Bird

Join Rodger and Ginger Shoemake as they take a leisurely walk along Foster Road and South Fork Russell Creek Road looking and listening for summer migrants. By this time all the summer nesting birds should be back and nesting. We will be looking for yellow-breasted chats and other warblers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, vireos, Bullock's orioles, black-headed grosbeaks, house wrens and more. Early morning is the best time to see and hear the birds.

This will be a half-day trip and will involve some walking so dress accordingly. Bring water, a snack and a friend or two. Meet at Harper Joy Theater.

If you have any questions please E-mail Ginger

Field Trip: June 18th 8:00 AM - Wildflowers in the Blues


It’s time again to join Jeff Fredson and Cheryl Baker for a trip to the Tollgate area of the Blue Mountains to look for wildflowers (and butterflies and birds). We will start at Jeff’s place on Weston Mountain where last year’s highlights included Phantom Orchids and seeing baby bluebirds squeezed together in the bottom of bluebird boxes. Last year we saw 106 species of wildflowers at Summit Road, Target Meadows, Bald Mountain and other locations; exceeding the high of 80 species seen on previous field trips.

If you love wildflowers and mountain-fresh air, this is a field trip you do not want to miss. This will be an all-day trip and we will be doing a bit of walking. Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Don’t forget to bring food, plenty of water, your binoculars, field guides and a friend or two and we will start by meeting at Harper Joy Theater parking lot.

Please call Jeff or Cheryl if you have any questions (541) 215-0532 or if you prefer, E-mail them.

New Start Time will be 8:00AM

Come join us as we walk around Bennington Lake on Tuesday mornings. It's fun to see what birds are present at different times of the year and to enjoy the changes of the seasons at the lake. The walks last 2-3 hours. We do not walk in inclement weather.

The start time for the walks will change with the seasons. For more information E-mail Ginger Shoemake

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