- October 4, 2014
- Ethnobotany WalkStarts: 10:00 amEnds: October 4, 2014 - 12:00 pmDescription: Join Devon Bonady, a local ethnobotanist, on an exploration of the arboretum through the eyes of a plant gatherer. Learn about the relationships between people and plants in the southern Willamette Valley. We will discuss food, medicine and fiber plants as well as historical and contemporary management, harvest and cultural practices. Meet at the Arboretum Visitor Center. $5, members FREE
- October 11, 2014
- Finding and Harvesting Edible Mushrooms WorkshopStarts: 10:00 amEnds: October 11, 2014 - 4:00 pmDescription: Join mushroom enthusiast Dan Shultz on a search for local mushrooms. Meet at the Arboretum for a short walkabout to go over mushroom basics. The group will then carpool to a mushrooming location about 45 minutes away. Using tools of observation, you'll learn how to identify edible, poisonous and medicinal mushrooms. This introductory class will prepare you to find and safely harvest mushrooms on your own. Members: $25, Non-members: $30. Registration required. Call (541)747-3817 to register.
- October 19, 2014
- Fall Bird WalkStarts: 8:00 amEnds: October 19, 2014 - 10:30 amDescription: Join Nature Guide Chris Roth and Julia Siporin for another monthly bird walk intended for people with all levels of birding experience, beginner to advanced. We’ll use vocalizations, habitat, and behavior clues for identification of fall residents and migrants. Come discover or rediscover the Arboretum’s avian diversity. Please bring binoculars. Option to continue the walk until noon for those who are interested. Meet at the Arboretum Visitor Center. $5, Members Free.
- Scarecrow Building and Pumpkin Carving WorkshopStarts: 1:00 pmEnds: October 19, 2014 - 3:00 pmDescription: Fall is here, and Halloween is just around the corner! Get ready for the Mushroom Festival's Scarecrow Contest at this fun, family-oriented event. The Arboretum staff provides inspiration and know-how for creative pumpkin carving, and you can design your own unique scarecrow to enter in the Scarecrow Contest or display on your lawn. Scarecrows made at the workshop can be entered in the Mushroom Festival contest for FREE! Pants, shirts, straw, and pumpkins provided. $5 per pumpkin or scarecrow. No registration required. Meet at the White Oak Pavilion.