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  • Special Sunday Programs at Hesthavn
    On November 19, Valerie and Dale Mitchells will return to Hesthavn with a program on Migration, which will be underway by then.

  • Winter Wildlife Field Day 2018
    Save the date for the fourth annual Winter Wildlife Field Day at Finley on Saturday, March 10, 2018! Planning has already begun and volunteers are invited to join the dynamic team who will put this big day together over the next five months. Many more volunteers will be needed for the big event in March. Last year drew 450 participants, so we are gearing up for another great response from our community. Please contact Teri Engbring at ASC meetings or via email (on back of CHAT) to volunteer.

2017 Speaker Schedule

  • Oct. 19
    Chris Mathews presents “Growing Up with a Famous Ornithologist”

    “Most birders, when asked to name the top ornithologist of the twentieth century, would say Roger Tory Peterson. Yet I have been told by several that they consider my grandfather, Robert Cushman Murphy, among the top. From his year in South Georgia aboard the last of the sailing whaleships in 1912, through his career as Curator of Birds at the American Museum of Natural History in New York; his publication in 1935 of the two-volume Oceanic Birds of South America and his work on conservation in the 1950s with my grandmother, his life was full of adventure and achievement. I am always glad for opportunities to talk about my grandfather and his effects on my life.” Chris Mathews

    Chris grew up in Olympia, Washington and earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry at UW. Chris moved to Corvallis with Kate in 1978 to join the OSU faculty after fourteen years on the faculties of Yale University and the University of Arizona. He retired from OSU in 2002 but remains professionally active. Chris and Kate have both served ASC—Kate as Education Chair, Chat editor and Vice President, and Chris for various periods as President and Vice President.

  • November 16
    Matt Blakely-Smith, “Restoration of the Willamette River.”

  • Monthly Meeting Info:
    Join us the third Thursday of every month, September through May, at the Chintimini Senior Center, located at 27th and Tyler. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and visiting. Setup volunteers would be appreciated at 6:15! Social gathering begins at 6:30. Chapter Meeting commences at 7:00 p.m. followed by the guest lecture at 7:30 p.m. Questions about the series can be directed to Bill Proebsting 541-752-0108 541-754-1172


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