Wildflower Month – April 15-May 17, 2015

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The following schedule is for 2015 Wildflower Month. Please check back later for 2016 information.


Botanical Illustration Exhibit — April 15 – May 31, 7:30am – 3:30pm at Morning Glory Cafe

Twelve local botanical artist’s works will be on display.  The official opening for this exhibit will be during Eugene First Friday Art Walk, May 1, 5:30-8:30pm. Beverages and pastry will be available for purchase while you view the art. On display April 15 – May 31.

The Flora of Oregon is Coming — April 16, 7 – 8pm at Lane County Behavioral Health

The Emerald Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon is hosting Dr. Linda K. Hardison, Director of the Oregon Flora Project. Location:  Conference Room at Lane County Mental Health, 2411 Martin Luther King Boulevard.  Turn off MLK Blvd. onto Scout Access Rd. across from Autzen.  For more information call 541-349-9999.   http://www.NPSOregon.org  ;  http://emerald.npsoregon.org  

Cerro Gordo Prairies & Woodlands — April 18, 10 – 11am at Cerro Gordo

A tour for wildflower enthusiasts & volunteers, the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council is hosting a walk in conjunction with the stewardship committee of Cerro Gordo, a 1,000+ acre property uniquely managed for the preservation of the natural assets of land and people. We anticipate a number of local plant experts will join us in preparation for a larger public event in early May at nearby public prairie sites. Bikes to Blooms Wildflower Volunteers & NPSO/CFWWC Members encouraged to attend. Space is limited, call 541-767-9717 to RSVP.

An Evening in the Nursery — April 30, 5:30 – 7:30pm at the Friends of Buford Park Native Plant Nursery

Gail Baker and Jason Blazer will lead an evening tour of the Friends of Buford Park (FBP) Native Plant Nursery. You will see firsthand how the Friends produce quality native plants and seed to support restoration projects on and around Mt. Pisgah. This tour precedes the annual FBP plant sale to be held on 5/2/15.  So come get a peek of the magnificent blooms. Co-sponsored by NPSO and FBP. Everyone is welcome to join the tour and encouraged to bring a friend.  Meet at the entrance to the Nursery, for directions visit http://www.bufordpark.org/about-mt-pisgah/directions/

First Friday Art Walk – Botanical Illustration — May 1, 5:30 – 8:30pm at Morning Glory Cafe

The exhibit includes over 30 art pieces of our local wildflowers in a variety of mediums including watercolors, photography and fiber arts done by twelve local artists. Beverages and pastry will be available for purchase while you view the art.

Native Plant Sale – Friends of Buford Park — May 2, 9am – 12pm at the FBP Native Plant Nursery

Integrating native plants in your garden and landscape has many benefits, from their natural ability to withstand seasonal changes (including drought) to providing important habitat for our native bees and butterflies. All native plants for sale are of Mt. Pisgah (Southern Willamette Valley) provenance. There will be 30 wildflowers, grasses, shrubs and trees to choose from. This is a fundraiser for the Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah.

Botany Art Themed Bike Ride — May 3, 8 – 10am at Morning Glory Cafe

Gail Baker and Aryana Ferguson will lead you around downtown Eugene to discover botanical art murals, sculptures, ceramics and more. Bike helmets and a bike are required.  Beginning and ending at the Morning Glory Café, 450 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR.  For more information contact Gail at bakerg@lanecc.edu

Bikes to Blooms Wildflower Tour — May 9, 9am – 2pm on the Row River Trail

This bike-based wildflower tour will run from 9 am – 2 pm at sites on the Row River Trail along scenic Dorena Lake.  Regional plant experts will lead participants through natural areas with native prairie plants in bloom.  Participants bring a helmet, water, a picnic lunch, and their bike.  All sites will be accessible by car, but riding is encouraged.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  See www.coastfork.org for more information.
Volunteers needed: Contact Pam Reber at 541-767-9717 or coordinator@coastfork.org  

Bikes to Blooms Event sponsors:  The Bikes to Blooms Partnership includes the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council, Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, City of Cottage Grove, Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce, Kennedy Alternative High School, the Bike Safety Coalition, and the Native Plant Society of Oregon.