Save These Dates!

Dear Neighbors,
Please save the dates for two Reed Neighborhood Association (RNA) events coming up this fall.

Wednesday, November 13th, from 7-8:30 PM, Gary Granger will give a presentation on the Portland Crow Roost Study. The presentation will take place in room 104 in the Performing Arts Building (PAB) on the Reed College Campus.Please see more info on the talk below.

Thursday, December 12th, from 7-9 PM, Reed Neighborhood Holiday Gathering.We will gather at Gigantic Brewery at the corner of SE Steele and 26th. This event is 21+ and is “no host,” so everyone buys their own beverages. RNA will provide light snacks, please feel free to bring holiday finger foods to share.  

Portland Crow Roost Presentation Every Portlander sees families of crows in their neighborhood on a daily basis, but what you may not know is that during the winter the local birds join thousands of others in a dramatic gathering in our downtown area forming a nightly roost. This urban roost is a unique natural spectacle that makes Portland a special place, similar to the annual return of the Vaux Swifts in the Chapman School chimney.

The people doing this Crow Roost study are longterm Portland (and suburb) residents who have engaged in this community science project studying the urban crow roost in Portland for the past 3 years. They monitor the crow roost weekly, do population counts and document night roost locations. They are working closely with Audubon of Portland on this project.

Portland Crow Roost: