If you're intrigued by our bowhunting article today, the Wapiti Bowmen will host a bowhunter education class July 27 at their range at 34861 Richardson Gap Road, Lebanon. It's from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is tailored to teach hunters of any skill level something about the craft in two parts - first in a classroom setting, followed by shooting at 3-D targets and learning to trail game. Bowhunting education is not mandatory in Oregon to hunt but is in other states, and this class will help fulfill those requirements. Cost is $10. For more info call 541-258-3582 or e-mail Craig Starr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a prime week for butterfly lovers in the area. On Thursday, a counting trip leaves for Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument east of Ashland - last year the trip found 700 butterflies from 57 species. It includes a difficult three-mile hike. If you want to stay closer to home, another count will be Sunday in Eugene after meeting at 155 High St. at 10 a.m. Both trips are sponsored by the North American Butterfly Association's local chapter. Both trips cost $3 and you can register the same way for each: call 541-344-7630 or e-mail email@example.com.