Outdoors Briefly

The Register Guard (Eugene, OR), May 17, 2011 | Go to article overview

Outdoors Briefly


Byline: The Register-Guard

Long Tom Turkey's benefit is Saturday

The McKenzie Long Tom Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation hosts its 16th annual Hunting Heritage Banquet Saturday at the Springfield Elks Lodge, 1701 Centennial Blvd., Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner follows. Raffle packages and live and silent auction. Information: Kelly Kline 541-510-8559.

See slides from Antarctic trip

Obsidian Jim Pierce will show slides of his recent "Antarctic Adventure" for the Obsidians May ExploraTalk. Surreal mountain scenes, ocean and ice and more are shown. You can experience them in the comfort of the Obsidian Lodge tonight at 7 p.m. The Lodge is near the end of Spring Boulevard above Laurelwood Golf Course. See www.obsidians.org for directions.

Youth shotgun workshop Sunday

The Cottage Grove-Eugene Sportsmen's Club sponsors a free shotgun skills and safety workshop for those ages 12 to 18 on Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Loaner shotguns will be available, and eye and ear protection is required but will be provided. Infomation: claybreakers101@gmail.com, or 541-914-9446.

'Pedal politics' is author's focus

Hear writer and bicyclist Jeff Mapes, author of "Pedaling Revolution" talk about pedal politics at Cozmic Pizza, 199 W. 8th Ave. at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. A social hour starts at 5:30 p.m., where Mapes will sign books. Also, learn about bicycle transportation research conducted by UO students, and see the winner of LiveMove's Speaker Series' Bike Rack Design Competition.

Audubon looks at birds' color world

The Lane County Audubon Society hosts Dan Gleason at its May 24 meeting as he presents a program on "The Color World of Birds." He will discuss the array of colors that birds exhibit and cover questions such as how birds use these colors, where do the colors come from, how do they interpret colors, seasonal changes in plumage and other interesting aspects of this subject. The meeting is at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St., at 7:30 p.m.

Find out how our weather works

Eugene meteorologist John Fischer gives a talk Friday at 7:30 p.m., "La Ni[+ or -]a, El Ni[+ or -]o, and La Nada: The Big Weather-makers in the Northwest," at Room 100 of the University of Oregon's Willamette Hall. It's sponsored by the Eugene Natural History Society.

fishing

John Gross of Springfield's Roaring Fork Guide Service on some of the area's best bets: "Salmon and steelhead have arrived. …

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