All Audubon members are welcome to celebrate Earth Day at the garden party hosted by Catherine and Bob Waters on Sunday April 24 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in Downey. Decades long members and supporters of the Audubon Society, they are native plant gardeners who created a small bird sanctuary and native plant garden on a vacant lot adjacent to their house. Over 130 species of birds have visited the sanctuary since its inception and we’re sure to be delighted with a variety of birds on April 24. In past years the garden has been shown on the Theodore Payne Foundation annual native plant garden tour and featured in WildBird, Hobby Farm and Backyard Birding magazines. To RSVP and get directions email cpannellwaters@yahoo.com or call Cat Waters at 562-869-6718.

California Toad on Los Cerritos Wetlands April 8, 2017

California Toad that just transformed, photo credit Cindy Crawford, identified by Gary Nefis of www.californiaherps.com, Thanks, Gary!

It’s spring, the birds are showing off their spring plumage.  Species seen include:  Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Snowy & Great Egret, Killdeer, Least Sandpiper, Willet,  Allen’s Hummingbird,  American Kestral,  Cassin’s Kingbird, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cassin’s Kingbird,  Common Yellowthroat, White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow (Belding’s), Red-winged Blackbird, Hooded Oriole, and House Finch.  Highlights included Hooded Oriole on the wire and fence and singing Cassin’s Kingbird.  Beautiful display of native and non-native wildflowers. See you on the birding trail — next Los Cerritos Wetlands Walk is Saturday, May 13, next El Dorado Nature Center walk is Sunday, May 14.

 

 

Owl Art Exhibit

There is a bird related exhibit at the Fullerton Arboretum Neikki Museum called “ONLY OWLS.”  This is from the Woodson Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Every year the Woodson does an entire exhibit of bird art, and the following year, they send some pieces to local museums.  This exhibit opened November 19th, and ends January 8th.

Their hours are 12 to 4 on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays only.

http://fullertonarboretum.org/museum_nikkei_current.php

Thanks to Anne Belle Rice for the information.

http://works.audubon.org/petition/stop-new-coastal-development-impacting-wetlands

http://works.audubon.org/petition/stop-new-coastal-development-impacting-wetlands

Now is the time to do this  — SEASP* plan is expected to go to the City of Long Beach Planning Commission in November and to City Council in December.

*City of Long Beach Southeast Area Specific Plan

Los Cerritos Wetlands, SEASP

Los Cerritos Wetlands, SEASP

Bluebird Box Shed

Not really sure who coordinated/constructed this shed (probably Roger), but what a great addition to our bluebird program.  Now we can safely house the boxes in the off season.  Thank you to all parties involved!

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Earth Day Garden Party

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Catherine and Robert Waters hosted El Dorado Audubon’s Earth Day and Garden Party in their native plant garden.IMG_2208[1] Our biologist, Robb Hamilton (left green shirt), our chapter’s founder, Charlie Collins (tan shirt and pants); and our host, Robert Waters (hat, right) enjoy the garden with other Audubon members.  Thank you Cat and Bob for hosting this event again at your home.

Earth Day Garden Party Sunday April 24

All Audubon members are welcome to celebrate Earth Day at the garden party hosted by Catherine and Bob Waters on Sunday April 24 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in Downey. Decades long members and supporters of the Audubon Society, they are native plant gardeners who created a small bird sanctuary and native plant garden on a vacant lot adjacent to their house. Over 130 species of birds have visited the sanctuary since its inception and we’re sure to be delighted with a variety of birds on April 24. In past years the garden has been shown on the Theodore Payne Foundation annual native plant garden tour and featured in WildBird, Hobby Farm and Backyard Birding magazines. To RSVP and get directions email cpannellwaters@yahoo.com or call Cat Waters at 562-869-6718.