Monthly Archives: March 2017

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May 23 – Annual picnic at TouVelle State Park

By | 2017-05-28T19:36:40+00:00 March 30th, 2017|News Page|

All members and guests are welcome. This annual picnic replaces our May chapter meeting. Come celebrate our valley birds. Event features a bird walk along the Rogue River and a fabulous potluck. Bird Walk 5 p.m. (sharp!)
 A guided bird walk will wind through the park and along the Rogue River. . Potluck dinner 6 [...]

Field Trip Report: Imperatrice Property

By | 2017-03-27T12:34:11+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Field Trip Reports|

Saturday, February 25 About a dozen RVAS members led by Nate Trimble had a suc-cessful morning of raptor watching at the Imperatrice property in Ashland. Trip participants were treated to beautiful views of Ashland and the Rogue Valley and a large wide open parcel of habitat full of easily observable raptors. As we wandered the [...]

Swifting in the valley

By | 2017-04-27T15:12:39+00:00 March 24th, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. Join wildlife biologist Karen Hussey at the April chapter meeting, for a glimpse into the amazing life of the Vaux’s Swift. Discover what makes swifts unique, how they are doing, what we still need to know, and how you can help locally! Karen will introduce a citizen science project [...]

Proposed Wyoming Bill Allowing Sage

By | 2017-03-24T18:04:12+00:00 March 10th, 2017|News Page|

Editor's Note: HB271 in Wyoming is headed back to the House after the Senate voted 24-6 to pass the bill on February 27, 2017. In the bill's current incarnation, a licensee could collect 250 Greater Sage-Grouse eggs per year from wild populations. The House will have to approve of the Senate changes to the bill, then [...]

Conservation Committee Report

By | 2017-03-16T15:52:50+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

By Pepper Trail This first conservation column (in The Chat) of the Trump Administration is all bad news—and I’m sorry to say that we’re going to have to get used to that. With anti-environmental forces in full control of Congress and the Presidency, it is going to be a very long four years of playing [...]

Galapagos Wildlife – A Sampling

By | 2017-03-30T12:00:34+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Join George and Sally Peterson at the March chapter meeting to see their adventure trip of a lifetime—the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. Their vacation last May included hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and panga rides, all with the intent to view wildlife. Photos from these activities will be part of the [...]

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