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Upcoming Sonoma County Bird Walks

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  • Kate Marianchild
    From: katem@mcn.org Subject: Upcoming Sonoma County Bird Walks Date: May 3, 2007 11:21:48 AM PDT To: katem@mcn.org   Saturday May 5, 8:00 AM to 3:00
    Message 1 of 1 , May 3, 2007
      From: katem@...
      Subject: Upcoming Sonoma County Bird Walks
      Date: May 3, 2007 11:21:48 AM PDT
      To: katem@...

      Saturday May 5, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      BODEGA BAY. �Beginners Bird Walk. Meet at the rail ponds parking lot.
      From the center of the town of Bodega Bay, drive north on Highway 1,
      turn left at East Shore Road (the Bodega Head turnoff), then turn right
      at the stop sign and continue 0.3 mile to the parking lot on the right.
      Informal carpools leave Santa Rosa at 7:15 AM. To participate, please
      arrive about ten minutes earlier to make arrangements. Santa Rosa
      meeting place: Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space
      District office, 747 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa. The parking lot is
      behind the office (access from Carillo Street).� Bring lunch, liquids,
      and layers of clothing.� Rain cancels. Leaders: Tom Cashman, 433-2528
      and Richard Hurley, 833-4286.�

      Thursday May 10, 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
      Meet for carpooling at Alexander Valley Community Church on Alexander
      Valley Road, immediately west of the Jimtown Store. Bring lunch and
      liquids. For information: Tom McCuller, <sisyphus@...> or

      Saturday June 16, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
      Kathy and Dave Biggs will help us find and identify the dragonflies
      along Pine Flat Road and on the Mayacamas Sanctuary. Behavior and
      biology will be explained. We'll visit seeps, springs, ponds, creeks,
      and end at the Russian River. Each habitat should present us with a
      different Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies) fauna. Close focus
      binoculars are best; 10X or higher hand lenses would be helpful. Please
      wear shoes and clothes that can get wet. Minimum age is 12 years.
      �NOTE: Rain cancels this easy hike.

      Saturday June 23, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      A second hike with Lynn Houser to see late spring flowers and plant
      growth in the Sanctuary. Plant identification, ecology, and natural
      history of the Mayacamas area will be featured. This is a moderately
      strenuous three-to four-mile hike. Bring binoculars, field guides, and
      camera.� Plant lists will be available. Older children OK with

      Wednesday May 16, 8:30 AM
      Anderson Marsh State Park parking lot (3/4 mile north of Lower Lake on
      Highway 53). There is a $4 parking fee. Bring lunch and liquids. For
      information: Tom McCuller, <sisyphus@...> or 546-1812.

      Saturday May 19, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
      MAYACAMAS AUDUBON SANCTUARY. Beginners Bird Walk. A day�s excursion
      through the Mayacamas Sanctuary and along Pine Flat Road. Bring lunch
      and liquids. Meet for carpooling at the Alexander Valley Community
      Church, two doors west of the Jimtown Store on Alexander Valley Road.
      Rain cancels. Leaders: Tom Cashman, 433-2528; Ken Wilson, 775-2558; and
      Ian Morrison, 833-2065.

      Saturday May 19, 10:00 AM
      SHOLLENBERGER PARK. Petaluma Wetlands Alliance leads a children/family
      nature walk. One to two hours, dependent on age of children. Meet at
      the first kiosk. Rain cancels. Contact Gerald or Mary Edith Moore,

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