2 Calendar Announcements:
Thursday, October 21, 7 p.m. "The Amazing Life of Acorn Woodpeckers" - Walt Koenig, the world authority on acorn woodpeckers, will give a slideshow/lecture on these beautiful and bizarre birds. They have one of the strangest mating systems in the world, and they do most things communally: nesting, defending territory, storing food, and, yes, even mating (sort of). Mr. Koenig, a research zoologist at UC Berkeley, has spent 30 years studying them, even raising orphaned birds. These birds are all around us; it should be rewarding to get to know them better! Grace Hudson Museum Public Room. After the slideshow guests are invited to browse the museum's exhibit of Pomo baskets, some of which incorporate acorn woodpecker feathers. Admission is free. Sponsored by Peregrine Audubon Society.
Sunday, October 24, 7:30 a.m. Field Trip to Clearlake State Park. Enjoy beautiful winding waterways with black-crowned night herons, wood ducks, warblers, and raptors. View the lake itself with its enormous white pelicans, herons, egrets, osprey, grebes, and probably some migrants. We expect to see 70-80 bird species and enjoy spectacular fall weather. Bring a lunch, water, binoculars, a favorite bird ID book, and weather-appropriate clothing. Loaner binoculars may be available. Meet at Long's parking lot, northwest corner, at 7:25 a.m. We will leave at 7:30 sharp. Come prepared to carpool. Call 467-1341 for more information. Sponsored by Peregrine Audubon Society.
Submitted by Kate Marianchild, 463-0839, katem@...
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