This mix of Oregon White Oak woodland, meadows and riparian forest is a haven for wildlife and native plants. Join local naturalists Lisa Millbank and Don Boucher on an exploration of this hidden Willamette Valley gem. We’ll have the chance to see a diversity of wildlife such as Blacktail Deer, Western Gray Squirrels, woodpeckers (including Acorn Woodpeckers and many other common species), White-breasted Nuthatches, Hutton’s Vireo, Red-shouldered and Red-tailed Hawks, American Kestrel, Northern Harrier and more! We may also spot signs of Bobcat, Coyote and Gray Fox!
We hope you can join us for this inspiring walk through Owen’s Farm.
**This outing has been filled** How do biologists study wildlife from afar yet get so up-close? Get a unique hands-on look into how we “capture” wildlife using remote trail cameras. Go for a guided walk, put cameras along the trail, see what critters we film, and take a photo home with you. Join Greenbelt Land Trust and Greenbelt Volunteer Naturalist and OSU biologist, Jonny Armstrong, for this free, kid-friendly event at the Bald Hill Farm conservation area. Light snacks provided. Space is limited, so RSVP today!
For more information or to RSVP, email Jessica or call the GLT office at 541.752.9609. Location and additional details will be provided upon registering.
Let’s celebrate World Migratory Bird Day! Join Greenbelt Land Trust, Chintimini Wildlife Center, and Environment for the Americas for a special kid-friendly bird walk at Bald Hill Farm conservation area. We’ll identify birds, tour a wildlife habitat restoration site created by local 3rd-graders, and learn about the Willamette-Laja partnership that links bird conservation between Oregon and Mexico. Hands-on activities for kids include stewarding plants for bird habitat and making a bird-themed craft to take home. There will also be special appearances by LIVE Chintimini bird ambassadors! Se habla español.
For more information or to RSVP for this free, family-friendly event, email Rebecca. Space is limited. Additional details and directions will be provided upon registering.
Natural Areas Celebration Week
This event is brought to you by Greenbelt Land Trust, Chintimini Wildlife Center, Hike it Baby, and Environment for the Americas. Project partners are Marys River Watershed Council and the Institute for Applied Ecology. This event is part of Natural Areas Celebration Week.
Natural Areas Celebration Week has something for everyone! Natural resource partners throughout the region join together during this week to highlight their projects and to celebrate the incredible resources in our backyard here in the mid-Valley. From walks to talks, open houses, local food and drinks, and more, you are sure to have a great time!
***This event is currently full. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Rebecca. You will be contacted as soon as possible if space becomes available.
It’s Earth Day! Let’s get outside and explore nature through stories, the imagination, and play. We’ll learn about the birds, carnivores, and other species of wildlife that live at the Bald Hill Farm conservation area. Join Greenbelt Land Trust and Chintimini Wildlife Center for a kid-friendly outing where we’ll take a guided nature walk along the forested Mulkey Ridge trail in search of wildlife signs, enjoy a group story about Oregon’s wildlife (written by a local author), and make a wildlife-themed craft you can take home. There will also be special appearances by live Chintimini bird ambassadors!
This event is free and family-friendly. Although kids of all ages are welcome, this event is ideal for ages 4 to 8. Light snacks provided. Space is limited.
Calling English and Spanish speaking volunteers! Join us for a special volunteer training for Exploring Oregon’s Ecosystems/Explorando los Ecosistemas de Oregón, a GLT youth education partnership with the Institute for Applied Ecology and Marys River Watershed Council. We’ll learn fun environmental education lessons about water and wildlife in preparation for teaching local 3rd-graders during upcoming spring outdoor field days (see posters below).
*Volunteers should enjoy working with kids and must pass a background check. Being fluent in both Spanish and English is a plus!
RSVP to Stacy Moore, Institute for Applied Ecology: email@example.com or 541.908.1093