An Evening at Bullards Beach

Throughout summer, Bullards Beach State Park near Bandon presents a series of evening talks on a myriad of topics that relate to the area. The upcoming week will feature talks on the local tribes, a glimpse of cranberry farming, music from the Old Time Fiddlers, and natural history talks on symbiotic relationships and birds of the south coast. Here is a schedule for July 9-13, held at either the Meeting Yurt or the Amphitheater at Bullards Beach State Park:

Tuesday, July 9th – Tribes of Oregon, Past and Present

Guest Speaker: Brenda Brainard/ 7:00pm in the Meeting Yurt

As an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw, Brenda will provide a historical glimpse of Native life in Western Oregon, the impacts of western migration and contemporary Tribal life.

Wednesday, July 10th – The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers

6:00 – 7:30pm in the Amphitheater 

Old time music and fiddling with audience participation. It is fun for the whole family.

Thursday, July 11th – Bandon Cranberry Farming

Guest Speaker: Don Klost / 7:00pm in the Meeting Yurt

A glimpse at cranberry farming along the Oregon Coast and what it takes to be a successful cranberry grower.

Friday, July 12th – Symbiosis

Guest Speaker: Patrick Newhall / 7:00pm in the Amphitheater

Join us to learn about the many strange and unique ways organisms adapt to work together & against each other to survive, from microscopic fungi that farm algae to freeloading barnacles hitching a ride on a humpback whale.

Saturday, July 13th – Birds of the Southern Oregon Coast

Guest Speaker: Patrick Newhall / 7:00pm in the Amphitheater

From old growth forest dwellers to coastal hunters, join us to learn about the many different birds you can see in and around Bullards Beach State Park.