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June 2017

Island in the Sky Geology Walk **FILLED**

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fitton Green Natural Area

*This walk is currently full. If you would like to put your name on the waitlist, please email Jessica. Join us for a walk with geologist, Robert J. (Bob) Lillie, as we take a journey up Fitton Green and through geological time. We'll learn about the forces, including volcanic eruptions, tectonic plates, and erosion, that formed Oregon's spectacular mountains, valleys, and coastlines. Bob draws on his experience as a geology professor, park ranger, and graphic illustrator to tell the geological story of the Corvallis region and its connections to Oregon's natural and cultural history. This outing is part of the Oregon Walk the Land Day.…

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July 2017

Monarchs & Milkweed Walk **FILLED**

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This walk is currently full. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Rebecca. From a small egg to a beautiful butterfly, monarchs depend on one plant throughout their stages of life- native milkweed! Join Greenbelt on a walk with biologist, Molly Monroe, at Bald Hill Farm where we'll see and learn about the incredible migratory journey that monarchs take. We'll also learn about what kinds of milkweed they need to survive and how we can help these butterflies. For more information, please email Rebecca.      

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Nocturnal Wonders – Moth Night **FILLED**

July 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

This event is currently full. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Rebecca. Join Greenbelt and OSU entomologists and biologists in celebration of National Moth Week! At this evening presentation and walk at Bald Hill Farm, you will gain a hands-on glimpse into the amazing diversity of insects found in our own backyards after dark. This event will take place during the new moon- a great time to attract moths to light-stations and talk about what comes in! There's much more to these night fliers than meets the eye. Besides being extraordinarily diverse in color, shape, and size, they are also important because they…

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Walk with a Naturalist

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Greenbelt Volunteer Naturalist, Bob Smythe, for a guided nature walk at Bald Hill Farm. Learn more about this iconic conservation area's history, plants, wildlife, and more! This walk is free and family-friendly. The walk begins at 9 am at the Oak Creek Drive parking lot to the Bald Hill Natural Area. No RSVP required. Email Rebecca or call 541.752.9609 with any questions.    

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Kids Wildlife Walk & Crafts

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Kids are naturally drawn to wildlife through stories, the imagination, and personal experience. By connecting with wildlife, kids learn more about nature and themselves. Join Greenbelt Land Trust, Hike it Baby, and a wildlife biologist for a special outing where we'll explore wildlife signs and tracks at Bald Hill Farm. We'll enjoy a group story about Oregon's wildlife (written by a local author), take a walk along the forested Mulkey Ridge trail in search of wildlife signs, and make a wildlife-themed craft you can take home! This event is free and family-friendly. Although kids of all ages are welcome, this event is ideal for ages 4 to 10. Light snacks provided.…

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August 2017

Tap Talks Corvallis- ‘Tales from the Trails’

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Block 15 Brewery & Tap Room, 3415 SW Deschutes St.
Corvallis, OR 97333
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Grab a beer and join us for 'Tales from the Trails' during the next series of Tap Talks Corvallis at the Block 15 Brewery & Tap Room! Who doesn’t love trails? But what happens when you combine public access with sensitive wildlife habitat or endangered plant species? Can people, wildlife, and plants get along? Hear from Greenbelt's Michael Pope and Jessica McDonald as they share their own tales from the trails. We'll explore the power of community conservation and connecting people to protected lands at places like Bald Hill Farm. See how Greenbelt has navigated complex recreation issues and planning for public access on protected lands.…

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Solar Eclipse Viewing at Bald Hill Farm

August 21 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

The eclipse is upon us! As the Valley braces for a deluge of eclipse-viewers, we could use your help to make sure that local trails and natural areas are maintained for all. Volunteer Opportunities: - Staff a trail informational table on Bald Hill Farm - Be a trail monitor between Bald Hill Farm and Fitton Green Viewing Opportunity: Monday, August 21st, 8:30-11:00am: Join us for viewing at Bald Hill Farm! Walk or bike in to the property - everyone will receive free eclipse viewing glasses! Spread out on the soft pasture grass as you enjoy the morning eclipse (10:17 am full eclipse). Open to the public,…

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Raptor Walk **FILLED**

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

*This event is currently full. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Rebecca. Join Greenbelt, Chintimini Wildlife Center, and their live bird ambassadors as we learn about Oregon’s amazing birds of prey. From hawks to owls, we’ll see these educational raptors up-close and better understand and appreciate their roles in nature. The presentation and walk will be at beautiful Bald Hill Farm where the trails will take us through habitats used by a variety of raptors. This event is family-friendly and great for kids of all ages! For more information, email Rebecca. This event is brought to you by Chintimini Wildlife Center and Greenbelt…

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Stream Stewardship at Bald Hill Farm **CANCELLED**

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

**This volunteer event has been cancelled due to low enrollment. Please join us at a future event after your summer vacation!** Join Greenbelt staff and volunteers to keep streams healthy at Bald Hill Farm! We need your help to remove remnant barbed-wire fence and to pull weeds like English ivy from Oak and Mulkey Creeks. What it takes to do this activity: Be active at your own pace for several hours Hike up to 3 miles on uneven natural surfaces and visiting some off-trail areas where poison oak may be present Carry hand tools and gear Lift, bend, and kneel Recommended for ages 15+. Anyone under 18 needs to…

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September 2017

Bat Night **FILLED**

September 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bald Hill Farm

This event is currently full. To add your name to the waitlist, please email Rebecca. Join Greenbelt Land Trust and bat expert, Stuart Perlmeter, for bat night at Bald Hill Farm! We will be listening to their calls, talking about their ecology and population threats, and setting up a bat survey station providing first-hand glimpses of these nocturnal creatures. Prepare for a night of wonder and learning! This event is family-friendly - bring the kids!  

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