Program features birds of the Sierra
May 19, 2013
At the June 6 meeting of the Sierra Foothills Audubon Society, Ted Beedy and Ed Pandolfino will take the audience on a virtual transect of the Sierra Nevada range from the oak savanna in the west through serene conifer forests of the west side, up into the majestic alpine regions and down the steep eastern escarpment to the pinyon/juniper woodlands and open steppes of the Great Basin.
Along the way, the group will see and hear the stunning diversity of birds that make the Sierra their home. We'll learn about which birds are in decline and which are expanding and increasing. We'll address some mysteries surrounding some of those species and discuss how birders can help to solve them.
Ted Beedy co-authored "Discovering Sierra Birds" and has written numerous technical publications and articles on Sierra birds. Ed Pandolfino is president of Western Field Ornithologists, a regional editor for Northern California for the North American Birds and has published more than two dozen articles on status and distribution of western birds. The guest duo co-authored a new book, "Birds of the Sierra Nevada: Their Natural History, Status, and Distribution," illustrated by Keith Hansen and published by U.C. Press.
The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. June 6 in the community room of the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City.
'Climate Change Reality' presentation set for May 28
The Rev. Sharon Delgado will share her presentation, "Climate Change Reality," with community members from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 28 at the Nevada City United Methodist Church, 433 Broad St., in Nevada City. Delgado's presentation, a call to action, will focus on "the massive impacts of human-caused climate change on the earth's natural systems."
A trained presenter with the Climate Reality Project, Delgado is executive director of local nonprofit Earth Justice Ministries. She will incorporate many of that group's slides into her presentation. The program is being sponsored by the Nevada City United Methodist Church and Society Committee.
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