Monthly Educational Talks

All talks are held at the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Medford, OR unless otherwise specified. As space is very limited, please come in or call to reserve your seat, 541-772-2107

 

Chickadee Chats

    Calling all “bird nerds”!  Join us for a bi-monthly get together to talk about birds!  We’ll drink some Bird Friendly® coffee or tea, join with fellow birders, and “chat”. We’ll start with a discussion of a current event from Cornell Lab of Ornithology or perhaps a good book we’ve just completed and then go in depth and really learn about a particular species of bird…How to identify it; What particular habits does it have?; What is its song?; Where and what does it eat?; In what habitat can you find it?

Our next Chickadee Chats will be: 

March 20th @ 3:30pm

Erin Linton will lead a chat about Nesting Season this month.

No registration is required, just show up to learn, share, and have fun with fellow bird nerds! 

 

April 10th @ 10:30am and April 24th @ 3:30pm

Erin Linton will lead a chat about Mason Bees this month.

No registration is required, just show up to learn, share, and have fun with fellow bird nerds! 


 

Monthly Educational Talks: 

 

Wednesday, March 27th   6 - 7 pm

Vesper Meadow Restoration & Community Stewardship for a Rewilding Landscape

presented by Jeanine Moy

The Vesper Meadow Education Program is embarking on a journey of rewilding, and you are invited! The primary outpost is a rare upland wet meadow in the Cascade-Siskiyou region, where the headwaters of both the Klamath & the Rogue Rivers spring forth on the Dead Indian Plateau. It is home to rare species like the Mardon skipper and Oregon Vesper Sparrow - as well as charismatic creatures like Great Grey Owls, River Otter, and herds of Elk. Vesper Meadow is steeped in rich cultural history of the Latgawa people, and those even more ancient.

Join Program Director Jeanine Moy, as she discusses the launch of a community-powered ecological rewilding of this upland wet meadow near Howard Prairie Reservoir. 2019 will be the launch for exciting education programs and everyone is invited to participate in stewardship efforts, biological monitoring, and inspired art programs. Come learn how you can join in the experience of restoration and monitoring efforts to protect imperiled species, native plants, and biodiversity. 

Please reserve your seat today by coming in or calling the store @ 541-772-2107

 

Wednesday, April 3rd  6 -7 pm

"Inviting Birds Into Your Yard and Into Your Life"

presented by Shannon Rio

Shannon is back(!) with another inspiring talk about bringing birds into your life.

Birds are all around us.  Would you like to learn about the birds in your neighborhood?  Would you like to learn how to invite them into your yard?  This presentation uses beautiful photographs and information about the local birds.  It offers you ways to connect with the birds that live around you and offers ways to invite them into your yard with feeders and bird baths.  Prerequisite:  curiosity!

Shannon Rio is a wildlife educator and is president of the board of the Klamath Bird Observatory.

Please reserve your seat today by coming in or calling the store @ 541-772-2107

 

Wednesday, May 8th  6 - 7 pm

"Birding the Shasta Valley"

presented by Shannon Rio

Just one hour away from the Rogue Valley is the beautiful Shasta Valley.  This presentation will share the beauty and the birds of that area through a power point presentation.  It will orient you to where to go to explore this spacious landscape and what birds you might see there.

Shannon Rio is a wildlife educator and is president of the board of the Klamath Bird Observatory.

 Please reserve your seat today by coming in or calling the store @ 541-772-2107