Sunday, May 21
Mt. Pisgah Wildflower Festival
To celebrate the spring, enjoy wildflowers and the plant sale - Then
visit the NABA Eugene-Springfield booth to prepare yourself for
butterfly adventures with our books: the Field Guide to Lane County
and Where to Find Butterflies in Lane County
available are handsome T-shirts with beautiful butterfly designs by
Saturday, Saturday, June 3
Spring butterflies in the West Eugene Wetlands
Late spring is an excellent time to observe butterflies and wildflowers in the West Eugene Wetlands. This will be a leisurely 3-hour field trip led by Eric Wold (Eugene Wetlands Supervisor and NABA-ES co-founder). Meet at the BLM West Eugene Wetlands Office at 751 S. Danebo at 1:00 pm. Space is limited to 15 people. Pre-registration required. To pre-register, call Holly McRae at 683-6494.
Sunday, June 11
Mt. Pisgah/ Howard Buford Park
Neil Bjorklund, NABA-ES co-founder and current Science Advisor, will
be leading a butterfly walk to lesser-known butterfly habitat on the
east side of Mt. Pisgah. There in wetland, prairie, and oak savanna
habitats, nearly 30 butterfly species have been recorded. This
excursion is co-sponsored with Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. A $3 donation is
requested to support Arboretum services. (Members of local or
national NABA may choose to be exempted.) Pre-registration is
required. Space is limited to 15 persons. To pre-register: please
contact Courtney at 747-1504.
Saturday, July 1
Fourth of July Butterfly Count: Eugene-Springfield
The first of our two butterfly counts will be led by Eugene
count-founder and veteran count-organizer, Sharon Blick. The count
teams will explore for butterflies in Mt. Pisgah, the West Eugene
Wetlands, Spencer Butte and more. All are welcome to participate in
the count. Butterfly experts are available in each group. Beginners
are encouraged to join this learning experience in butterfly
identification, while enjoying good company. We'll meet at the
Campbell Senior Center parking lot (155 High St., Eugene) at 9:00 am.
Pre-registration is required and there is a $3 fee for participants.
To pre-register, Please call, Sharon Blick at 541-683-4635 or email
her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, July 12
Groundhog Mt.'s numerous wetland meadows, and road-cut outcrops with
seeps, make for diverse vegetation that supports many butterflies. At
least 270 different plant species, and 35 butterfly species, have been
seen in the area. Join artist, naturalist, and plant specialist Tanya
Harvey in exploring this area of great botanical diversity and
excellent habitat for butterflies. Since much habitat is accessed
directly along the road, the walking on this trip is easy. We'll meet
at the Campbell Senior Center parking lot (155 High Street, Eugene) at
9:00 am. A second meeting place is just off Hwy 58 in Dexter at the Dexter
Lake Club parking lot at 9:30 am. Space is limited to 15 persons. Pre-registration
is required. To pre-register call Sabine at 461-3596 or Tanya at 937-1401.
Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on snow conditions.
This trip is now full.
Saturday, July 15
Fourth of July Butterfly Count: Browder Ridge
Our 4th annual count in the meadows of the Central Cascades will again be organized by Eric Wold, co-founder of NABA-ES. With a bit of sun, we
expect to see hundreds of individual butterflies, and nearly 40 species of butterflies. Trails range from easy to moderately difficult depending on your choice of team. Meet at the Campbell Senior Center parking lot (155 High Street, Eugene) at 8:00 am. We
plan on returning by 6 pm for a gathering at Eleanor's house (directions will be provided). We will share pizza, and stories, and the results from the day. Pre-registration is required. There is a $3 fee to participate which supports NABA's national advocacy for butterflies.. To pre-register call or email Ellie: at 684-8973 or email@example.com.
Box Canyon Field Trip, July 22, 2006
Saturday, July 22
The lush sub-alpine meadows of Waldo Lake will provide a new setting
for our butterfly exploration. Plant specialist, and all-round
naturalist, Bruce Newhouse will lead us, and share his knowledge of
butterflies and their host plants. Butterflies species expected may
include: Clodius Parnassian, Blue and Mariposa Coppers, Fritillaries,
and Ladies. Meet at the Campbell Senior Center (155 High Street,
Eugene) at 9:00 am. Trips are limited to 15 people. To pre-register
call Ellie at 684-8973 or woodnymph3000@gmail.
Note: The destination of this trip was changed to Box Canyon, which is the summit between the McKenzie River and the N. Fk.
Willamette River, where the Aufderheide Scenic Drive crests. These meadows have both wet and dry areas, as well as lots of forest edge
Sunday July 30
We're excited to be offering our first field trip to Horsepasture
Mt., an excellent late-summer butterfly site. High butterfly
diversity, abundant wildflower displays, and outstanding views of the
high Cascade peaks will make this a special trip. Trip leader is
NABA-ES Science Advisor, Neil Bjorklund. This trip involves a 2.8 mile
hike roundtrip, and nearly 1000 feel elevation gain. We'll meet at
the Campbell Senior Center (155 High Street, Eugene) at 9:00 am. Space
is limited to 15 people. To pre-register call trip leader, Neil
Bjorklund at: 344-2053, or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Field Trips
Field Trips in 2005
|Important Note to Field Trip Participants
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