- Upcoming Peregrine Events
Tuesday, May 18, 7:30 pm Peregrine Audubon Society welcomes you to our May meeting. Helen Menasian will acquaint us with the Redwood Valley Outdoor Education Project (a program of Ukiah Unified School District) and its exciting methods of teaching children about birds and ecology. Kate Marianchild will tell and read extraordinary true stories of wild and domestic animals helping humans or other animals. Ukiah Methodist Church 270 N. Pine St.
The Redwood Valley Outdoor Education Project teaches 2-3,000 children every year about soils, forest communities, food chains, birds, river ecology, and more. To learn about birds, each child "becomes a bird" and then applies for a job as a bird (such as recycler, seed spreader, or rodent controller), tries to build a nest, and later goes on migration. In the process of migration, which involves running and flapping their wings vigorously, the children might discover that the trees where they usually nest and feed have been cut down for a shopping mall!
Kate Marianchild will tell the story of the famous wild dolphin Pelorus Jack, as well as several other short vignettes of extraordinary animal intelligence and caring.
Saturday May 22: Field Trip to Potter Valley and the Eel River Come see colorful warblers, chats, grosbeaks, vireos, possibly purple martins, and nesting dippers. Meet at Long's parking lot at 7:45 a.m. or meet at the old Potter Valley bridge site along the Russian River (1/2 mile north of Hwy 20) at 8:20 a.m. Bring your lunch, water, binoculars, and a favorite bird ID book. Loaner binoculars may be available. Please come prepared to carpool. Call 467-1341 for more information. Sponsored by Peregrine Audubon Society.
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