Provided by Yaquina Birders & Naturalists
Thursday, April 18. Trent Seager presents “Brief History of Falconry with a Look at Oregon Falconers.” Besides being a falconer, Trent is an OSU graduate student, wildlife and aspen ecologist, and volunteer raptor rehabilitator. He will bring a falconry-trained Merlin to the meeting. This Yaquina Birders & Naturalists meeting starts at 7 PM at the Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD in north Newport. Cost: free. Everyone is welcome! For more info, call 541-265-2965.
Saturday, April 20. “Plant Field Trip to Gerdemann Botanic Preserve.” This preserve includes many species not typically grown in Oregon such as New Zealand tree ferns, Australian Grevillia, and Chilean Flame and Lantern trees. Plantings of rhododendrons also include uncommon species and hybrids. Sally Lockyear & Betty Bahn will lead this Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip. Please dress or bring clothes for variable weather and meet by 9 AM at the Preserve. Directions: turn east off of HWY 101 at Forest Hills Road 0.2 mile south of Mile Marker 163, proceed 0.1 of a mile and turn right on Wiedeman Court, and drive slowly to the end of Wiedeman Court where there is a small parking area. Car pool if possible.
For more info, call Betty at 541-547-3693 or see http://gerdemanngarden.org
This event is open and free to the public.