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Celebrating Summer, Field Trips & Events

Sneak peek of the President’s column in our June newsletter — it’s been an amazing year and a lot of upcoming activities are planned…stay tuned! 

Celebrating Summer, Field Trips and Events
Thoughts from the President – Mary Parsell

“Never Give Up Listening to the Sounds of the Birds,” -Audubon.

This summer we are looking forward to a variety of field trips and events not only in June but throughout the summer.  In June, we look forward to our Members’ and Friends’ night, field trip to Yorba Regional Park on the Santa Ana River, and El Dorado Park Cleanup.  Our Los Cerritos Wetlands field trips continue June, July, and August.

We are planning a beginning birding class to be held on a weekend in July or August (date to be determined).  Since this is the last edition of our newsletter until September, please check our website for classes, events, and walks in July and August. 

Thanks to all of you, our volunteers, who contribute your time, energy, and passion to conservation of birds and other wildlife.  We have a great group of officers, committee chairs, committee members and YOU, our members and contributors!  As we wrap up this year, we are going for another year of birding!

Thanks, and see you on the birding trail!

(Photo credit C. Crawford, Snowy Egret, location Los Cerritos Wetlands)

Events

El Dorado Audubon 50th Anniversary Celebration

Save the Date! Gala Celebration at El Dorado Park Golf Course Restaurant, Thurs., May 16th, 6 to 10 p.m.  Guest Speaker Dr. Peter Bloom, who captured the last California Condor in the wild and has been studying raptors since he was a teenager, will speak about CA raptors.  Reservations required by April 15th.  Email to support@eldoradoaudubon.org or phone 562-252-5825 (voice mail box).  Celebration includes dinner and a no host bar.  Check back for additional program details.  

General Meeting & Program: Dr. Charles T. Collins, Swifts

Program:  Dr. Charles T. Collins, Swifts (check back for more details)

Doors open at 7:00 p.m., program ends 8:30 p.m. followed by a brief Q&A, doors close at 9:00 p.m. Parking is free and light refreshments will be served. Please bring recyclable cans/plastic bottles with caps removed to help support chapter activities.

General Meeting & Program

Program details, TBA (check back often for further details).

Doors open at 7:00 p.m., program ends 8:30 p.m. followed by a brief Q&A, doors close at 9:00 p.m. Parking is free and light refreshments will be served. Please bring recyclable cans/plastic bottles with caps removed to help support chapter activities.

General Meeting & Program — Tracy Drake: Reading Signs in Nature

Our general meeting starts off with a few short announcements followed by our monthly program. 

Our program this month is Tracy Drake “Reading Signs in Nature”, which she describes:

“When I am in the natural world I can see many with clues about what is going on around me by reading nature’s signs. The sounds of birds, the direction of the wind, the types of clouds and even budding flowers offer clues about the habitat, history and current ecological conditions. This program will be about sharing these clues so when you’re out in nature, whether in the city or natural open space, you may understand it a little better.”

Tracy currently serves as Park Services Manager, City of Torrance and holds a degree in Recreation from CSULB and a Master’s degree in Outdoor Resource Management from Indiana University.  She is active in Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon.

Join us for this interesting event on Thurs., Feb. 21st, at 7:30 p.m., El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring St., LB. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., program ends 8:30 p.m. followed by a brief Q&A, doors close at 9:00 p.m. Parking is free and light refreshments will be served. Please bring recyclable cans/plastic bottles with caps removed to help support chapter activities. Hope to see you there!