Introduction to Bumble Bees

By | June 10th, 2017|Home Page, News Page|

June 21, 5:30-7 p.m. This short field workshop in Ashland will provide an overview of bumble bee biology and basic identification. Taught by bumble enthusiasts Pepper Trail (Rogue Valley Audubon Society), Kristi Mergenthaler (Siskiyou Chapter Native Plant Society of Oregon), and bumble bee expert Gaby Chavarria. Free, but registration is limited. Register at coprolitemergie@yahoo.com. Location [...]

Remembering Jim Harleman

By | June 4th, 2017|Home Page, News Page|

Jim Harleman, long-time RVAS contributor, passed away suddenly June 1, while on a fly fishing outing in Eastern Oregon. He was known for  caring about people and causes, his knowledge-base, humor and integrity in a life of serving others. With RVAS, he was a co-originator of the Wednesday Walks,  long -time leader of Area C [...]

Otis Swisher from Vince Zauskey  

By | May 28th, 2017|Home Page, News Page|

June 8, 2017 - Otis pass away yesterday around 2:20 p.m. with his son Mark Swisher at his side. No details yet if the family will be doing any type of a memorial service. May 27, 2017 - My good friend and good friend to many of our long-time Rogue Valley Audubon Society members, Otis Swisher, has been [...]

2017 Applegate Oak Restoration Project

By | May 10th, 2017|Conservation, Home Page, News Page|

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, as part of their on-going efforts to implement the Oregon Conservation Strategy, has identified a project to restore fire to approximately 120 acres of Oak Woodland and mixed conifer habitat in the Applegate Wildlife Management Unit. Following the presentation by Steve Niemela of ODFW at our members’ meeting [...]

Southern Oregon March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

By | April 11th, 2017|News Page, Uncategorized|

Posted for: Southern Oregon Climate Action Now (SOCAN)  On April 29, we will join together in Medford for the largest event of its kind in our region’s history – part of a national day of protest, with events throughout the U.S. and a national march in Washington D.C. Include your organization, or group: If your [...]

Elliott State Forest update

By | April 6th, 2017|Conservation, News Page|

Good News on the Elliott State Forest As most of you know, The Oregon State Land Board is considering selling Oregon’s oldest State Forest to a timber company. Oregon law requires lands such as the Elliott to generate revenue for the Common School Fund. Since it is no longer turning a profit, the Elliott has [...]

Volunteer for Sampson Creek Preserve bird surveys

By | April 5th, 2017|News Page|

Contact: Ellie Armstrong at eea@KlamathBird.org . Join the Klamath Bird Observatory’s citizen science project on the Sampson Creek Preserve. This project offers something for all birders from easy birding walks to adventurous off-trail hiking as well as guided owl surveys. Either way you will be surrounded by beautiful views and plenty of birds. We are [...]

May 23 – Annual picnic at TouVelle State Park

By | 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 [...]

Swifting in the valley

By | 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 [...]

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