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2019 Field Trips

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. Please remember to bring water, lunch (for most trips), and snacks.


Day Trips from Eugene
June 8, Saturday
West Eugene Wetlands

Join NABA Oregon 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 12:00 noon 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.
Driving mileage: low/Physical effort: low.

July 6, Saturday
Eugene Fourth-of-July Butterfly Count

This field trip, the first of two "Fourth of July" test 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.
Driving mileage: low/Physical effort: low to moderate (depending on the destination selected).

An Opportunity at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, July 13, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Butterflies and Dragonflies Walk,

Join nature guide David Hagen on a walk for kids and families. Explore the diversity of butterfiles and dragonflies found at the Arboretum! This will be a gentle walk through the meadow lands. Nets and bug boxes are provided to get a closer look at these amazing organisms. Meet at 11:00 a.m. at the Mt. Pisgah Visitor Center (Don't forget your parking pass). $8 per famiy, $5 per person (Mt. Pisgah Arboretum members free). Jointly sponsored by NABA Oregon and Mt. Pisgah Arboretum http://www.mtpisgaharboretum.com/festivals-events
Driving mileage: low/Physical effort: low.
No Pre-registration


July 20, Saturday
Browder Ridge (Frissell Ridge/Iron Mountain) 4th-if-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 Oregon officers. Join us for a trip to these flower and butterfly rich environments. Two different count groups will explore for butterflies. One group travels by car along Browder Ridge with frequent stops and walking along gravel roads. The other group will hike to the summit of Iron Mountain or Cone Peak in the Cascades. Please bring your own food, water, sunscreen, and good walking shoes. Beginners are encouraged to participate in this outing as a learning experience in butterfly identification. Meet at 8:00 am in the Campbell Community Center/Skinner Butte Park parking lot (park at Skinner Butte Park end of the parking area, 155 High St., Eugene) to split into groups andto carpoolto the sites. Preregister with David & Lois Hagen (NABA-ES) by email NABA.ES.trips@gmail.com.
Driving mileage: medium/Physical effort: moderate to high (depending on the subgroup)..

Note, other local Eugene area and Cascade trips may be added later. Check our website for changes or additions.

Washington Butterfly Association
For more opportunities to see Northwestern butterflies, check out the field trips in Washington state at wabutterflyassoc.org/field-trips/356-2

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
Field Trips in 2012
Field Trips in 2013
Field Trips in 2014
Field Trips in 2015
Field Trips in 2016
Field Trips in 2017
Field Trips in 2018

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