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Nov. Chapter Meeting: Climate Change: A Bird’s Eye View

By | 2017-11-29T13:24:24+00:00 October 4th, 2017|News Page|

Recent research suggests that the challenges bird communities already face are exacerbated by climate change. As climate change brings shifts of habitats, birds can be among the first to tell the story of climate trends. Just like the canary in a coal mine, they may alert us to what is happening and what the future [...]

Field Trip: Roxy Anne Butte

By | 2017-10-02T12:50:04+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Field Trip Reports, News Page|

Saturday, 30, 2017 Leader: Brandon Breen A beautiful, sunny, clear day. Poison oak was in full red fall color. Species Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) [...]

Oct. Chapter Meeting: Forktails, Snaketails and Spiketails

By | 2017-11-29T13:26:05+00:00 September 25th, 2017|News Page|

In this fast paced program on Oct. 24, Norm Barrett will take you through a brief introduction of the types of dragonflies and damselflies in the county, habitats they can be found in, totally weird breeding behavior, and new discoveries.  Like a foraging dragonfly, we will dart hither, thither and yon in an effort to [...]

A Birder’s Paradise – A Voyage to New Guinea

By | 2017-09-27T07:46:05+00:00 September 5th, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

Join Pepper Trail on a voyage to New Guinea at our first meeting of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Meet and greet friends from 7 to 7:15 p.m. Meeting and program starts at 7:15 p.m. The Congregational Church meeting hall is located at The Congregational Church meeting hall is locate at 1801 E Jackson St, [...]

Happy Hour 

By | 2017-09-05T21:01:40+00:00 September 1st, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

By Dave Ferguson  One crisp January afternoon, as the sun tapered across our rose-colored living room wall, an alarming “thud” startled me and my wife from our private world of books.   “What was that?” Jane shouted, swapping her reading glasses for her distance glasses.   “I don’t know,” I said, as I leapt from my reclining [...]

Grizzly Peak Hike & Learn with Dr. Dennis Odion

By | 2017-09-06T20:54:23+00:00 August 15th, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

Friday, Aug. 25, 6 - 7 p.m. Gresham Room, Ashland Public Library Saturday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Hike to Grizzly Peak Hike & Learn with the Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument will host their August event with a hike diving into the interesting topic of pyrodiversity on the monument. Dr. Dennis Odion, ecologist [...]

Volunteers needed for KBO fundraiser

By | 2017-09-20T08:05:12+00:00 August 8th, 2017|News Page|

Klamath Bird Observatory is presenting a Mountain Bird Conservation Fundraising Event featuring Noah Strycker on Sept. 23 at the Historic Ashland Armory. Volunteers are needed to assist with various tasks leading up to the event, and that evening, including marketing, decorations, catering, set-up/tear down, registration and other opportunities.   As a volunteer, you will be able to attend the main event from [...]

Free seminar teaches survival in outdoors

By | 2017-08-14T18:27:25+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|News Page|

Jackson County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue is  hosting a free 3 hour seminar called "Surviving An Outdoor Emergency: Practical Advice on What to Do If You are in Trouble in the Backcountry." Date: Friday, Aug. 4 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Smullin Health Education Center, 2825 East Barnett Road, Medford No charge, but seating is limited to 400. First come, first served. [...]

New officers elected RVAS board

By | 2017-09-25T17:25:06+00:00 July 30th, 2017|News Page|

New officers were elected at the annual board retreat on June 10. Please go here to contact our new officers.   President - Carol Mockridge Vice President - George Peterson Secretary - Wendy Gere Treasurer - Susan Golden


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