LA Audubon monthly meeting invitation, 5/11/11
- Hi Birders
You are cordially invited to come see Lee Jones present: "The
Wildlife of Belize" at the Los Angeles Audubon Society's monthly
meeting next Wednesday, May 11, 2011.
**Note the change in venue** The May 2011 monthly program
presentation will be held at the Audubon Center at Debs Park. 4700
North Griffin Avenue, Los Angeles, 90031. Directions: from Downtown
Los Angeles, take the 110 Fwy North to the Avenue 52 Exit. Take a
right, over the Arroyo, where Avenue 52 becomes Griffin Avenue. The
entrance to Debs Park is on the left, across from the Montecito
Soccer Fields. Start: 7:00 p.m. There is free parking on the premises.
Lee Jones, invites you to come along with him on a virtual tour of
Belize. He will entice you with images of Belize�s stunning
countryside, its people, and some of its more provocative birds,
butterflies, and other exotic wildlife. With a population comparable
to that of Bakersfield, spread over a country the size of Kern
County, Belize is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the
world. More than 40% of its land has been set aside as preserved
open space, with mile after mile of unspoiled tropical rainforests
blanketing the mainland. It has the world�s second longest coral reef
stretching the length of the country just off its coast.
Dr. Jones has been visiting and living part-time in Belize for 18
years. He has written Birds of Belize, � 2003-2010 University of
Texas Press, still the definitive guide to its birds. He has
conducted countless birding workshops, bird study programs, and tour-
guide training sessions for the local people.
June 8, 2011 monthly meeting, back at Plummer Park in West Hollywood,
is Photo Night! Bring five of your favorite bird photos to show.
Mary and Nick Freeman will feature a talk on small owl identification
prior to the start of the regular meeting.
See you next week at Debs Park!
Program Chair and Fieldtrip Leader for Los Angeles Audubon Society
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