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Rogue Valley Audubon Society
Saturday, Oct. 22: Russ Namitz will lead a birding trip to the Lost Creek Lake area. Target species include migrant songbirds, waterfowl and raptors. Meet at 7 a.m. in the east portion of the Dollar Tree parking lot in White City (Highway 62 and Highway 140 intersection). Plan to return around 2 p.m. To sign up, email Russ at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, see roguevalleyaudubon.org/fieldtrips.html
Tuesday, Oct. 25: Pepper Trail, long-time conservation chair for RVAS, will present "Birds of the South South Pacific: Tahiti to Easter Island," at the club's monthly meeting. His slide show and talk will trace his trip through remote islands of the southern South Pacific. The public is invited. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Medford Congregational Church, 1801 E. Jackson St. More information can be found at www.roguevalleyaudubon.org/Chapter_Meetings.html
Illinois River salmon walks
Sundays, Oct. 23 and Oct. 30: KS Wild will lead an easy walk from 1 to 3:30 p.m. along the Illinois River to view returning salmon. The walks will start at Illinois River Forks State Park in Cave Junction and be led by staff of KS Wild and Rogue Riverkeeper. Bring sun protection, snacks and water. For more information, email email@example.com, call 541-488-5789, or see http://kswild.org/get-involved/Events/upcoming-events
Rogue Valley Walkers
Saturday, Oct. 29: 10K Name that Park walk in Grants Pass includes a 5K option. Meet at 9:45 a.m. in the parking lot of The Lodge at Riverside on Seventh Street in Grants Pass. For more information, call 541-582-2607 or see www.roguevalleywalkers.com.
Pilot Rock work trip
Sunday, Nov. 6: The Siskiyou Mountain Club is looking for people who want to help make improvements to the Pilot Rock Trail. Group will leave Ashland at 9 a.m. and be back by 5 p.m. for this moderately difficult work trip. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-708-2056 for details and to sign up.
Lichens of the Pacific Northwest and Northern California
Thursday, Nov. 17: Guest speaker Steve Sheehy will share his photos and knowledge of lichens. Sheehy has been conducting an inventory of lichens at Lava Beds National Monument since 2012. Refreshments at 6:45 p.m., meeting and program at 7 p.m. in the Southern Oregon University Science Building, Room 161. Free and open to the public. For information, call Dave at 541-535-5355.
Pioneer Road Run
Saturday, Nov. 12: The 5-kilometer and 9-mile runs start and finish at Phoenix High School. The 9-miler begins at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K goes off at 9 a.m. For details and to register, see http://pioneerroadrun.com.
Siskiyou Velo Club
Every Saturday: Velo Melo meets at various places and rides about 20 miles at 11 to 13 mph. No one will be dropped. Call Ginny Jensen at 541-488-1398.
Every Saturday: Siskiyou Velo Slo-Mo rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. Pace: 7 to 10 mph over 12 to 18 miles on mostly flat terrain. Call Ken Kelley at 541-857-6819.
Every Saturday: Siskiyou Crank It Up rides begin at various morning hours from different locations; 20 to 30 miles. Pace 12 to 15 mph, varied terrain. No one will be dropped. Call Tom Ryan at 541-261-4757.
Every Saturday: Brisk rides begin at various morning hours from different locations. Rides include extensive pace lining at high speeds. Pace: 18+ mph over 50 to 65 miles on mostly hilly terrain. Call Dennis Cramer at 541-773-5804.
Every Monday: Coffee rides begin at 10:30 a.m. at Colver Park in Phoenix and go to Jacksonville. Pace: 14 to 18+ mph average over 25 miles with periodic pace lines on flat terrain. Call Bob MacCracken 425-512-3829.
Every Wednesday: Coffee rides begin at 11 a.m. at Rogue Valley Roasting Company in Ashland. Pace: 14 to 18+ mph with periodic pace lines over 35 to 60 miles with some hills. Call John Bullock at 541-488-7962.