Science Pub – Prairies, Petals and Pollinators of the Southern Willamette Valley
April 24 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm• $5
On April 24, the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council welcomes Ed Alverson, Lane County Parks Natural Areas Coordinator and Wes Messinger, US Army Corps of Engineers Willamette Valley Project Botanist, for a talk entitled Prairies, Petals and Pollinators of the Southern Willamette Valley. In this two-segment Science Pub, Mr. Alverson will show a selection of landscape photographs taken throughout the year providing a record of seasonal changes and time series for natural areas. Mr. Messinger will discuss pollinator species and prairie plants with a focus on Bake Stewart Park and other locations in the Row Basin, and will explain how native bee communities and their behavior change from when the first willow blooms through the last gasp of the asters in the fall and into the cold of winter.
The CFWWC hosts a family-friendly monthly public meeting series called the Coast Fork Science Pub on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 5-7pm at the Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main Street in Cottage Grove. The event begins with informal socializing, trivia, and updates about the watershed and watershed council during the first hour. The Science Pub presentation begins at 6 pm. CFWWC receives 10% of all sales from the evening between 5-7:30 pm. The event is free to the public, with a $5 donation suggested. For further information, visit Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council on Facebook or www.coastfork.org.