New exhibit offered at Mount Pisgah
Mount Pisgah Arboretum is launching an interactive incense-cedar exhibit, its second permanent nature exhibit, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday. After a greeting in the White Oak Pavilion for 15 minutes, the tour of the new exhibit will begin. The arboretum will also announce the project's goals, timelines and expected impact on the community. Refreshments will be provided.
Butterflies part of presentation
Mount Pisgah Arboretum and the North American Butterfly Association will sponsor a butterflies and dragonflies presentation at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Arboretum Visitor Center. Nets and bug boxes will be provided to get a closer look at the organisms. Cost is $5 per person or $8 for nonmembers with Mount Pisgah members admitted free. Registration is required via email at NABA.ES.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The two groups will also hold a butterfly count on July 4. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., where participants will split off into groups and carpool to their respective sites. The count is free, and registration is required via email at NABA.ES.email@example.com.
Star watching party is planned
The Eugene Astronomical Society will host a star party at 9:45 p.m. Friday at the College Hill Reservoir at 24th Avenue and Lawrence Street. This is one in a series of First Quarter Fridays held each month on the Friday closest to the first quarter moon. If it's too cloudy Friday, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday. The public is welcome to attend and there is no admission cost.
Watershed council plans to discuss EIS
The Siuslaw Watershed Council's general meeting will be Wednesday at the Blachly Grange near the Triangle Lake Schools campus. BLM Siuslaw field manager Cheryl Adock will discuss an environmental impact statement to ensure a safe downstream environment from the Lake Creek dam. Also, USGS research wildlife biologist Dave Simon will update the council on barred owls competition that is causing a rapid decline in populations of northern spotted owls. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the meeting starting at 6:30 p.m.
Landscape artwork will be on display
The work of landscape artist Katherine Andreasen of Coos Bay will be on display at the South Slough Reserve's Oregon Seacoast Art Opening from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration for the event is required on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SouthSloughEstuary.
Twilight kayak trip is saturday
The South Slough Reserve near Charleston is holding a twilight kayak trip from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Kayakers will explore five miles of trail that flows with the tide. Cost is $15. Guide and shuttle provided. Meet at the Distant Water Fleet facility on Troller Road. Registration for the events is required on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SouthSloughEstuary.
ODFW has two positions open
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking two new members to represent the agriculture industry and the Columbia River gillnet salmon fishery on the Oregon Hatchery Research Board. The positions are three-year terms. Candidates must submit an application and three references by Friday. The application is available at www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/OHRC/recruitments.asp
Learn about new advances in bikes
Len Schvaneveldt of Hutch's Bikes will talk about new advances in bicycles during a Wednesday presentation hosted by Gears and Drive Trains 101. The presentation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. Call 541-520-1388 for more information. TO SUBMIT EVENTS Submit listings to: Outdoors@registerguard.com. All events are free, unless otherwise noted. Bicycling TUESDAY Cycling for Veterans: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Meet at Maury Jacobs Park. Adaptive bikes available, call 541-682-5311. GEARs: 25-50 miles. 9 a.m., Alton Baker Park to route determined at start. Riding some hills. For more information, visit eugenegears.org or call Jackie Murdoff at 541-345-3941. Wednesday Eugene Adult Service: In-town ride for seniors every Wednesday starting at Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., at 10 a.m. Helmets are required. For more information, call 541-682-5318. THURSDAY GEARs: 25 miles. 9 a.m., Alton Baker Park to McKenzie View Drive and Sunderman Road. For more information, visit eugenegears.org or call Garry Swanson at 541-726-3997. GEARs: 20-26 miles. 6 p.m., Alton Baker Park to route determined at start. Women-only ride. For more info, visit eugenegears.org or call Paula Erickson at 541-953-2894. Events SUNDAY Tree Walks: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pioneer Cemetery and surrounding areas. Meet on the University of Oregon campus in the quad area at the northeast corner of East 15th Avenue and University Street. Itinerary includes Caucasian wingnuts, ginkgos galore and Santa Lucia firs. Special topic: The role of vines in our urban forest. Walks begin promptly at 2 p.m. so plan to arrive a few minutes early. Hiking WEDNESDAY Obsidians: Sign up only online at obsidians.org for all Obsidians outings. Obsidians: Amazon Headwaters and Spencer Butte, 6.2 miles, 1,530 feet of elevation gain. Obsidians: Macduff Mountain, 4.5 miles, 1,260 feet of elevation gain. SATURDAY Obsidians: McKenzie River Trail, 25.9 miles, 1,726 feet of elevation loss. Obsidians: Wassen Creek/Dark Grove, 5 miles, 500 feet of elevation gain. MONDAY Obsidians: Crescent Mountain, 10 miles, 2,200 feet of elevation gain. Trail Maintenance Wednesday Obsidians: 2 miles, 500 feet of elevation gain. Volunteer SATURDAY City of Eugene: 8 a.m. to noon. Help pull aquatic weeds via canoe or kayak at Delta Ponds. Prepare to get muddy. Space is limited and registration required. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-682-4850 and include your name, number of people and whether you are bringing your own boat. Tools, gloves, snacks, canoes and paddles provided. SUNDAY City of Eugene: 8 a.m. to noon. Help pull aquatic weeds via canoe or kayak at Golden Gardens. Prepare to get muddy. Space is limited and registration required. RSVP to email@example.com or call 541-682-4850 and include your name, number of people, and whether you are bringing your own boat. Tools, gloves, snacks, canoes and paddles provided. Walking Monday, Wednesday& Friday Steppers Walking Group: For those 50-plus, casual 30- to 60-minute walk through Island Park, leaves Willamalane Adult Center at 8:30 a.m. Info: 541-736-4444. Tuesday & Thursday Whippets Walking Group: For those 50-plus, a moderate to brisk pace for one hour, leaves at 8:30 a.m. from Willamalane Adult Center in Springfield. Wednesday Altair Sports Club: 4 to 5 miles around town, meet at 9 a.m. at Brail's, 1689 Willamette St. Info: 541-746-6263. Thursday 50-and-older, self-led: Hourlong group walk around the neighborhood surrounding the Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Road. 9:30 a.m. Friday Campbell Community Center: Walk 'n' Talkers group is self-led for 3 to 5 miles every Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., leaving from 155 High St. Info: 541-682-5318. Altair Sports Club: About 4 to 5 miles around town, meet at 9 a.m. at Allann Brothers Coffee Co., 2465 Hilyard St. Info: 541-746-6263 or www.altairsports.org. Saturday Altair Sports: Four miles along Willamette River bicycle trails. Meet at 9 a.m. at Caf Aroma at Valley River Center. For more info, call 541-343-7893 or visit www.altairsports.org Mossback Volkssport Club: Moderate 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) routes in Winchester Bay, walk through the small fishing village, past the marina, small shops and cafes, then along the Umpqua River and up to the Umpqua Lighthouse and naval station and around Marie Lake. Meet at 7 a.m. at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C St., in Springfield to carpool, or meet the group at the Winchester Bay Market, 245 Eighth St. on Highway 101, Winchester Bay at 9:30 a.m. For details visit www.mossbacks.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-726-7169.
- From ODFW and Register-Guard reports