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2012 Field Trips and Events

Preregistration for Field Trips is requested.
Note: NABA field trips may be strenuous or hazardous. The weather and trail conditions can be unpredictable. Participation is at your own risk, and you will be asked to sign a release form. If registering by e-mail, please include your name and phone number.

Events are local happenings related to butterflies. NABA-ES wil usually have an information booth set up there in which case volunteer helpers will be needed and greatly appreciated. To volunteer, contact David & Lois Hagen (NABA-ES) by email NABA.ES.events@gmail.com or by phone 541-344-7630.



March 3, Saturday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Green Neighbors' Faire

Community organizations present information on greening up your own yard, home, or neighborhood. For more information

April 21, Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Earth Day Celebration

The Earth Day Steering Committee presents the 14th Annual Earth Day Celebration for our community. Event features include John Baldwin Film and Lecture Series, music and entertainment throughout the day, an Earth Action Arena, and the Master Gardener's Annual Plant Sale. For more information go to: http://www.earthdayoregon.com

May 12, Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hardy Plant Sale

This event is sponsored by the Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group. There will be a plant sale inside the Auditorium Building at the Lane County Fairgrounds. For more information go to: http://www.thehardyplantgroup.org/home.html.

May 20, Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mount Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower Festival

This is one of two BIG events for the Mount Pisgah Arboretum. The other big event is the Mushroom Festival in the fall. Hundreds of nature lovers will be on hand to enjoy the spring wild flower displays, nature walks, entertainment, and much more ... and NABA-ES will be there, too! For more information go to: http://www.mountpisgaharboretum.org/festivals-events/wildflower-festival.

June 3, Sunday
West Eugene Wetlands

Join Alison Center and other NABA officers for a casual, educational exploration of Eugene's nearby wetland areas, where butterflies are abundant in the early season. With these experts as guides, beginners and experienced butterfliers alike are sure to have an enriching natural-history experience - one that extends beyond butterfly identification. Free. Meet at 1:00 p.m. in the parking area by the Red House, West Eugene's Wetlands office, located on the NE corner of W 11th and Danebo (751 S. Danebo Ave., behind the Hertz car sales lot).
Preregister with David & Lois Hagen (NABA-ES) by email NABA.ES.trips@gmail.com or by phone 541-344-7630.
Driving mileage: low/Physical effort: low.

June 16, Saturday
Tire Mountain

David and Lois Hagen (NABA-ES) will lead this early field trip to Tire Mountain, an area of abundant wild flowers and beautiful butterfly meadows. Free. Meet at 9:00 a.m. in the Campbell Senior Center parking lot (155 High St., Eugene) to carpool to the site.
Preregister with David & Lois Hagen (NABA-ES) by email NABA.ES.trips@gmail.com or by phone 541-344-7630.
Driving mileage: moderate/Physical effort: moderate.

June 30, Saturday
Ochocos Butterfly Count    *Special Opportunity*

NABA-ES members and experienced volunteers have an opportunity to assist Sue Anderson (Sisters, OR) in her annual butterfly count in the beautiful Ochoco National Forest east of Bend. Close to 50 species have been observed in these surveys in past years! Departure times, carpooling, and other details will be arranged upon preregistration. Due to the remote location, some participants may elect to camp out the day before, the day after, or both.
Preregister with David & Lois Hagen (NABA-ES) by email NABA.ES.trips@gmail.com or by phone 541-344-7630.
Driving mileage: high/Physical effort: moderate.

July 4, Wednesday
Cascade-Siskiyou Fourth-of-July Butterfly Count    *Special Opportunity*

A new NABA Fourth-of-July butterfly count for the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is starting this summer. This area in southern Oregon is rich in biodiversity and host to at least 106 species of butterflies! There are a number of good butterfly meadows within and adjacent to the Monument, which are planned to be thoroughly explored. If you are interested please email Dianne Keller at diannekeller18@gmail.com and she will get an information packet to you by the end of May.
Driving mileage: Very high/Physical effort: moderate.

July 7, Saturday
Eugene Fourth-of-July Butterfly Count at various local BF hotspots

This field trip, the first of two "Fourth of July" butterfly counts, will be led by our experienced local NABA-ES officers. Four different count groups will explore for butterflies in the West Eugene Wetlands, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, East Buford Park, and Spencer Butte. Beginners are encouraged to participate in this outing as a learning experience in butterfly identification. We will meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Campbell Senior Center parking lot (155 High St., Eugene) to split into groups and to carpool to the sites. There is a $3.00 fee for this event
Preregister with David & Lois Hagen (NABA-ES) by email NABA.ES.trips@gmail.com or by phone 541-344-7630.
Driving mileage: low/Physical effort: low to moderate (depending on the destination selected).

July 13, Friday
Metolius Butterfly Count    *Special Opportunity*

NABA-ES members and experienced volunteers have an opportunity to assist Sue Anderson (Sisters, OR) in her annual butterfly count in the Metolius River area close to Sisters. The seeps and prairies near the Metolius are hot spots for butterfly activity, and we can expect to see many species not found here in the Willamette Valley. Departure times, carpooling, and other details will be arranged upon preregistration.
Preregister with David & Lois Hagen (NABA-ES) by email NABA.ES.trips@gmail.com or by phone 541-344-7630.
Driving mileage: moderate-high/Physical effort: moderate.

July 21, Saturday
Fairview Peak

Fairview Peak/Bohemia Mountain is one of the Western Cascades well-known butterfly spots. Large expanses of meadows, a variety of habitat types, and its location in SW Lane County make this one of the higher-diversity areas for butterflies. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the Campbell Community Center parking lot (155 High St., Eugene) to carpool to the sites. Free.
Preregister with David & Lois Hagen (NABA-ES) by email NABA.ES.trips@gmail.comor by phone 541-344-7630.
Driving mileage: medium/Physical effort: moderate.

July 24, Tuesday
Olympic Peninsula    *Special Opportunity*

Members of the Washington Butterfly Association (WABA) have invited us to join them for one of their outings to Washington's Olympic Peninisula - a long drive away, but spectacularly beautiful. Departure times, carpooling, and other details will be arranged upon preregistration.
Preregister with David & Lois Hagen (NABA-ES) by email NABA.ES.trips@gmail.comor by phone 541-344-7630.
Driving mileage: very high/Physical effort: moderate.

July 28, Saturday
Browder Ridge/Iron Mountain Fourth-of-July Butterfly Count

This field trip is the second of our two "Fourth of July" butterfly counts to be led by our experienced local NABA-ES officers. Two different count groups will explore for butterflies. One group travels by car along Browder Ridge with frequent stops; the other group(s) hikes to the summit of Iron Mountain and/or Cone Peak in the Cascades. Beginners are encouraged to participate in this outing as a learning experience in butterfly identification. We will meet at 8:00 a.m. in the Campbell Senior Center parking lot (155 High St., Eugene) to split into groups and to carpool to the sites. There is a $3.00 fee for this event.
Preregister with David & Lois Hagen (NABA-ES) by email NABA.ES.trips@gmail.comor by phone 541-344-7630.
Driving mileage: medium/Physical effort: low to high) depending on the subgroup.

August and September Trips
Last year we took several "unplanned" trips during August and into September. We saw some great butterflies and visited some new sites. Depending on the season and the availability of folks willing to lead trips, we plan to do that again this year. These later summer trip announcements will be posted on our website and also sent out to our email list as they are planned.

October 28, Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival

This is the second big event for the Mount Pisgah Arboretum. Hundreds of nature lovers will be on hand to enjoy the display of wild mushrooms, nature walks, entertainment, and booths. For more information go to: http://www.mountpisgaharboretum.org/festivals-events/mushroom-festival.

Important Note to Field Trip Participants

Field trips may take place in rough or slippery terrain, so proper dress and footwear are essential. NABA field trips may be strenuous or hazardous. Participation is at your own risk. Be prepared to sign a release form indicating this. You can view a sample copy of the release form (PDF format*). All NABA field trips are open to the public, and newcomers and visitors are always welcome. If registering by email, please include your name and phone number in the email message.

All field trip leaders are expected to follow the NABA-ES field trip guidelines.


Past Field Trips
Field Trips in 2005
Field Trips in 2006
Field Trips in 2007
Field Trips in 2008
Field Trips in 2009
Field Trips in 2010
Field Trips in 2011

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