Trail & Award
- 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.
- Hesthavn Spring Work Parties!
- 2018 ASC Field Trip Schedule is up! Click HERE for more information.
- NEW!! Hesthavn Classes. Check out the schedule HERE
2017-2018 Speaker Schedule
- Thursday, March 15
OSU Department of Fish and Wildlife
50 Years of Change in Corvallis’ Birds: Revisiting Historical Data
In 1952, Richard Eddy surveyed “summering birds” in different
habitats around Corvallis. His efforts produced a rare, highly-detailed
depiction of historical bird communities in the Willamette Valley. In this talk, Jenna
Curtis will discuss revisiting those survey sites 50 years later, and the nature and extent of
changes to Corvallis’ bird community over time. Notable results include substantial turnover
in species composition, invasions, extinctions, and abundance shifts—all beyond what might
be expected given limited changes to the local habitat. Jenna’s research draws attention to
the importance of regional habitat change for local birds, as well as some limitations and
challenges of working with historical datasets.
Jenna Curtis has always been an avid birder. Her professional career started with a research
internship at Klamath Bird Observatory in 2011. She then joined Doug Robinson’s lab at
Oregon State University, received her Master’s Degree in 2015, and is currently pursuing her
PhD in Wildlife Science. Jenna continues to use historical datasets, along with a variety of
field survey techniques and statistical analyses, to investigate nearly a century of community
change on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. In her spare time, Jenna enjoys traveling, outdoor
activities, and various arts and crafts.
- April 19:
The role of disturbance in maintaining biodiversity in Pacific Northwest
- May 17:
Polyglottal Passerines—Mimicry Is Not Just For Mockingbirds
- 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
Hesthavn Nature Center