Willamette trip summer 2013 © C. Durbecq

January 20, 2018
  • Mason Bees and Meadowscaping

    January 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Wild Birds Unlimited, 1935 NW 9th St, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA

    All you need to know about mason bees from life cycle and nest maintenance to plants that they pollinate. Presentation by BSWCD Director Jerry Paul.

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January 27, 2018
  • Oregon Bee Atlas Bee ID Workshop

    January 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA

    This is the fourth in a series of workshops OSU Extension Pollinator Health is hosting around the state to train and equip teams of volunteers – made up of motivated and curious individuals like you – to begin surveying and learning the bees in your area. This free day-long workshop will train you in the basics of native bee specimen collection, curation and beginning identification: all the things you will need to begin sampling for native bees in your region in 2018. No previous entomological experience is necessary. Join us and gain incredible tools to open up the world of native bees up to you and your community.

    Do I need to bring anything?
    - Bring a notebook. 
    - We will be supplying microscopes, bee specimens, pinning supplies, etc.
    - Lunch and snacks will not be provided, but there will be food and coffee close to the workshop.
    - We will also be providing a binder with basic information on how to collect and curate specimens and bee identification to genera. 
    - We also have copies of The Bees in your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees (which is an excellent resource for getting to know the bee genera, but not necessary for the course) that we will be selling at cost - $20 (we ask you prepay The Bees in your Backyard by making a donation to the Pollinator Health program - http://agresearchfoundation.oregonstate.edu/oregon-bee-project – if you can also kick in an additional $10 that will cover the binder and printing costs that would be helpful – any donations above that will be put towards the Oregon Bee Project. 

    By taking this training we are expecting you will contribute to the Oregon Bee Atlas, which is an ongoing effort to survey the native bees of Oregon, with long-term goals of creating tools to assess their overall health. At minimum we expect that you will catch and pin some bees this upcoming summer, make sure these specimens are properly stored and information on them recorded and help with two outreach events in your community this summer.  

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February 5, 2018
  • BSWCD Monthly Board Meeting

    February 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    456 SW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    The BSWCD Board meets on the first Monday of each month. Come 15 minutes early to enjoy snacks and socializing. We usually have an informational guest speaker, along with the usual board meeting agenda items. Occasionally, meetings are rescheduled, so please call before you show up. 541-753-7208

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February 10, 2018
  • Bee Buddies at Winter Farmers Market

    February 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    Visit Benton SWCD's bee booth at the Corvallis Winter Indoor Market. We'll be there with information and examples to show you how to care for mason bees - our critical native pollinators. Find out what you need to increase mason bee numbers in your backyard garden or orchard.

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March 5, 2018
  • BSWCD Monthly Board Meeting

    March 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    456 SW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    The BSWCD Board meets on the first Monday of each month. Come 15 minutes early to enjoy snacks and socializing. We usually have an informational guest speaker, along with the usual board meeting agenda items. Occasionally, meetings are rescheduled, so please call before you show up. 541-753-7208

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March 10, 2018
  • Second Saturday Free Art Event - Bee Bundles

    March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    Join us for a crafty afternoon. Decorate teasel bundles to hang in your yard for solitary-nesting mason bees- the gentle, native super-pollinators!

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April 2, 2018
  • BSWCD Monthly Board Meeting

    April 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    456 SW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    The BSWCD Board meets on the first Monday of each month. Come 15 minutes early to enjoy snacks and socializing. We usually have an informational guest speaker, along with the usual board meeting agenda items. Occasionally, meetings are rescheduled, so please call before you show up. 541-753-7208

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May 7, 2018
  • BSWCD Monthly Board Meeting

    May 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    456 SW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    The BSWCD Board meets on the first Monday of each month. Come 15 minutes early to enjoy snacks and socializing. We usually have an informational guest speaker, along with the usual board meeting agenda items. Occasionally, meetings are rescheduled, so please call before you show up. 541-753-7208

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June 4, 2018
  • BSWCD Monthly Board Meeting

    June 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    456 SW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    The BSWCD Board meets on the first Monday of each month. Come 15 minutes early to enjoy snacks and socializing. We usually have an informational guest speaker, along with the usual board meeting agenda items. Occasionally, meetings are rescheduled, so please call before you show up. 541-753-7208

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July 2, 2018
  • BSWCD Monthly Board Meeting

    July 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    456 SW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA

    The BSWCD Board meets on the first Monday of each month. Come 15 minutes early to enjoy snacks and socializing. We usually have an informational guest speaker, along with the usual board meeting agenda items. Occasionally, meetings are rescheduled, so please call before you show up. 541-753-7208

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