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    After 40-odd years meeting at the First Presbyterian Church, ASC will move to a new meeting site starting with the September 17 general members meeting. This move was prompted by large rent increases at the church, quadrupling over the past two years. After evaluating several alternatives, we selected the multi-purpose room at Chintimini Senior Center, located at 27th and Tyler. This move will cut our expenses dramatically. Part of the economy requires that we set up and take down chairs for the meeting, so we are looking for volunteers to help us out from 6:15 to 6:30 pm and after the meeting.

  • Christmas Bird Count - Tuesday, December 15 - Contact Marcia Cutler 541-752-4313 for more information.

  • Hesthavn Work Party Schedule is up. Click here for more information.

2015-16 Speaker Schedule

  • November 19 - Gail Langellotto, OSU, on Gardening for Bees and Butterflies

    A 2014 study out of the University of Illinois, Chicago, found that bee biodiversity actually increases as human population density increases. This is the first instance where humans are known to have a positive impact on biodiversity, and it is all because of gardeners. More people = more gardens = more flowers = more bees. In this talk, Prof Langellotto will explore what we know, from published research, about the capacity of home and community gardens to conserve biodiversity of organisms such as birds, bees and other beneficial insects. She will offer specific recommendations, based upon this research, on what gardeners can do to conserve biodiversity.

    Gail Langellotto is an Associate Professor of Horticulture and the Statewide Coordinator of the Extension Master Gardener Program at Oregon State University. An entomologist by training, she has spent many years studying how spidersí and insectsí behaviors either promote or inhibit natural pest control. However, when she started feeling bad about forcing spiders to eat each other or wasps to duel to the death, she switched to the less ghastly subject of bees and pollination. Because of her love of insects, she maintains a keen interest in understanding how insecticides impact non-target, beneficial insects, and does her best to pass this knowledge along to the general public via Oregonís 4,100+ Master Gardener volunteers.

  • Dec. 17 Member Slide Shows
  • Jan. 21 William Proebsting on Birding the Manu Road in Peru
  • Feb. 18 Matt Lee on Birds of Belize
  • Mar. 17 Raylene Gordin on The Secret Lives of Bluebirds
  • Apr. 21 Scott Black, Xerces Society, on Pollinator Conservation
  • May 19 Matt Betts, OSU, on Do birds help trees grow in managed forests? Lessons from a long-term experiment in the OR Coast Range

  • 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

  • Open Meetings of the Board of Directors

    ASC board meetings are open to all ASC members, and the board encourages you to come and see what we do. Our monthly board meeting is on Thursday one week before the General Meeting. See the calendar on the last page of The Chat for the meeting location.

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