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  • KRP Friends
    (sorry for the cross-posting) Kern River Valley Spring Nature Festival April 30 - May 6, 2008 Weldon, Kernville, Wofford Heights, California
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 14, 2008
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      (sorry for the cross-posting)

      Kern River Valley Spring Nature Festival
      April 30 - May 6, 2008
      Weldon, Kernville, Wofford Heights, California
      http://kern.audubon.org/bioregion.htm

      You are invited to the Kern River Valley Spring Nature Festival from April
      30 - May 6, 2008, which is held annually at Audubon's Kern River Preserve in
      Weldon and Circle Park in Kernville! This festival celebrates the
      biodiversity of the Kern River Valley and Southern Sierra Nevada. Come visit
      the Southern Sierra Nevada; home to over 200 nesting species of birds, over
      100 species of mammals, over 130 species of butterflies, and over 2000
      species of plants. The great diversity is a result of the area being at the
      intersection of 3 of North America's 10 Floristic Provinces (Great Basin
      Desert Province, Mojave Desert sub-province of the Sonoran Desert Province,
      and Californian Province).

      This year, our festival artist, John Schmitt, will present a new t-shirt
      design featuring "Spring Warblers of the Kern River Valley and Southern
      Sierra Nevada". Our Friday night Keynote Speaker will be Bob Steele
      [www.bobsteelephoto.com], who will give a themed presentation about
      "Warblers: nesting, migrant, and vagrant of the Kern River Valley and
      Southern Sierra Nevada, plus bonus regional specialty birds". Saturday
      night's keynote speaker will be John Muir Laws [www.johnmuirlaws.com] who
      will give a presentation on "An Evening Exploring the Natural World of the
      Sierra Nevada". Bob will give workshops on photography on Saturday and John
      will offer workshops on painting nature and will be available to autograph
      his book "The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada".

      There are 30 different field trip choices (some offered multiple days)
      featuring birding, wildflower, geology, natural history and butterflies.
      Weekend workshops are offered on bird photography; gardening with native
      plants; Native American uses of plants; how to draw nature; bird, reptile,
      amphibian, and plant identification; and many more. There will also be
      demonstrations on bird banding, pond turtles and falconry.

      Of the field trip options offered this year, many of the destinations are
      offered all seven days. There are numerous half-day field trips offered
      Saturday and Sunday. In addition to our traditional field trips, among new
      offerings for the upcoming festival are additional owling destinations,
      Little Lake/Owens Lake trips, and Frog Spring/Kelso Creek Sanctuary trips.
      Field trip sign-ups are in full swing and several sections for specific days
      (but, no trip options overall) have already sold out.

      Except for the paid field trips, workshops and dinners: the rest of the
      festival activities are free and sponsored by Audubon California's Kern
      River Preserve, Bob Barnes and Associates, Kern River Valley Revitalization
      and Sequoia National Forest.

      Contact Bob Barnes directly to register or get information on paid field
      trips and workshops. Contact Alison Sheehey for all other information on the
      dinners and free events. Visit the festival website to find out how more
      about activities and to find up to the minute information on the latest
      offerings. http://kern.audubon.org/bioregion.htm

      In order to save paper and keep costs down, printed information is not
      available but there is a printable schedule on the website.

      Bob Barnes, Field Trips Chair, Ridgecrest, Kern County, CA
      Kern River Valley Spring Nature Festival
      P: 760-382-1260
      E: bbarnes@...

      Alison Sheehey, Festival Chair & Webmaster, Weldon, Kern County, CA
      Kern River Valley Spring Nature Festival
      P: 760-378-2029
      E: krpfriends@...
    • KRP Friends
      (sorry for the cross-posting) Kern River Valley Spring Nature Festival April 30 - May 6, 2008 Weldon, Kernville, Wofford Heights, California
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 14, 2008
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        (sorry for the cross-posting)

        Kern River Valley Spring Nature Festival
        April 30 - May 6, 2008
        Weldon, Kernville, Wofford Heights, California
        http://kern.audubon.org/bioregion.htm

        You are invited to the Kern River Valley Spring Nature Festival from April
        30 - May 6, 2008, which is held annually at Audubon's Kern River Preserve in
        Weldon and Circle Park in Kernville! This festival celebrates the
        biodiversity of the Kern River Valley and Southern Sierra Nevada. Come visit
        the Southern Sierra Nevada; home to over 200 nesting species of birds, over
        100 species of mammals, over 130 species of butterflies, and over 2000
        species of plants. The great diversity is a result of the area being at the
        intersection of 3 of North America's 10 Floristic Provinces (Great Basin
        Desert Province, Mojave Desert sub-province of the Sonoran Desert Province,
        and Californian Province).

        This year, our festival artist, John Schmitt, will present a new t-shirt
        design featuring "Spring Warblers of the Kern River Valley and Southern
        Sierra Nevada". Our Friday night Keynote Speaker will be Bob Steele
        [www.bobsteelephoto.com], who will give a themed presentation about
        "Warblers: nesting, migrant, and vagrant of the Kern River Valley and
        Southern Sierra Nevada, plus bonus regional specialty birds". Saturday
        night's keynote speaker will be John Muir Laws [www.johnmuirlaws.com] who
        will give a presentation on "An Evening Exploring the Natural World of the
        Sierra Nevada". Bob will give workshops on photography on Saturday and John
        will offer workshops on painting nature and will be available to autograph
        his book "The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada".

        There are 30 different field trip choices (some offered multiple days)
        featuring birding, wildflower, geology, natural history and butterflies.
        Weekend workshops are offered on bird photography; gardening with native
        plants; Native American uses of plants; how to draw nature; bird, reptile,
        amphibian, and plant identification; and many more. There will also be
        demonstrations on bird banding, pond turtles and falconry.

        Of the field trip options offered this year, many of the destinations are
        offered all seven days. There are numerous half-day field trips offered
        Saturday and Sunday. In addition to our traditional field trips, among new
        offerings for the upcoming festival are additional owling destinations,
        Little Lake/Owens Lake trips, and Frog Spring/Kelso Creek Sanctuary trips.
        Field trip sign-ups are in full swing and several sections for specific days
        (but, no trip options overall) have already sold out.

        Except for the paid field trips, workshops and dinners: the rest of the
        festival activities are free and sponsored by Audubon California's Kern
        River Preserve, Bob Barnes and Associates, Kern River Valley Revitalization
        and Sequoia National Forest.

        Contact Bob Barnes directly to register or get information on paid field
        trips and workshops. Contact Alison Sheehey for all other information on the
        dinners and free events. Visit the festival website to find out how more
        about activities and to find up to the minute information on the latest
        offerings. http://kern.audubon.org/bioregion.htm

        In order to save paper and keep costs down, printed information is not
        available but there is a printable schedule on the website.

        Bob Barnes, Field Trips Chair, Ridgecrest, Kern County, CA
        Kern River Valley Spring Nature Festival
        P: 760-382-1260
        E: bbarnes@...

        Alison Sheehey, Festival Chair & Webmaster, Weldon, Kern County, CA
        Kern River Valley Spring Nature Festival
        P: 760-378-2029
        E: krpfriends@...
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