DUE TO WEATHER
SATURDAY March 25, 2017
WE’RE SO VERY SORRY FOR THE LATE NOTICE BUT
THE WEATHER IS NOT CLEARING
SO WE THINK IT’S BEST TO CANCEL
Cheryl Johnson & David Johnson
When: March 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mariposa Public Utility District, Yosemite Area Audubon, and SFC have joined forces to offer a series of birding hikes. Join Docent and SFC Land Conservation Project Manager/Biologist Melissa Odell to learn resident bird species and take note of spring birds as they arrive at Stockton Creek Reservoir.
Meet at Stockton Creek Trailhead, approximately 1 mile north of Mariposa along Highway 140.
Call for Volunteers to Conduct Statewide Tricolored Blackbird Surveys
Photo Credit: Cheryl D Johnson
The April Tricolored Blackbird Statewide Survey fast approaches. We very much appreciate your time and efforts to make this Tricolored Blackbird Statewide Survey as comprehensive as possible. Below is information that will help you to prepare for the survey.
Survey Dates: April 7-9, 2017 (with April 21-23 as backup in case of severe weather).
Availability of Support Materials
The support materials (maps and instructions for on-line mapping tool, field forms, protocol, and pdf training module) are now available for download at: http://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/content/2017-statewide-survey. You will need to log in to the Portal to download the maps. If you do not have a Portal account, please let me know.
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Merced River Canyon to Yosemite
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: 7:30a to 3:00p
Location: Gather at 7:30 a.m. at the rest area parking lot adjacent to the Mariposa Museum and History Center just off Highway 140 in town to carpool. Bring binoculars, field guides, lunch, water, snacks and two-way radios if you have them. Rain will cancel the trip. RSVP to trip leaders Cheryl Johnson, email@example.com, (209) 742-5181, or David Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, (559) 974-1246.
Join Biologists Cheryl Johnson and David Johnson for a leisurely drive up the Merced River Canyon. We’ll be making stops in Briceburg, El Portal, and on into Yosemite to look for birds and flowers.
Pratt-Bergstrom Will Present Wildlife Program in Oakhurst
Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS
Wild gray wolves recently reappeared in California for the first time in nearly a century following the remarkable odyssey of wolf OR-7 into the state a few years earlier. California state director Beth Pratt-Bergstrom of the National Wildlife Federation will present this among a number of other wildlife stories in a slide presentation, “When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: Wildlife in Today’s California,” at the Oakhurst Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9. The program is free and the public is welcome.
Photo credit: John Gadbois
Californians, particularly in rural areas such as the Sierra foothills, are generally familiar with the pleasures and the challenges of living with wildlife. While viewing animals at close range, especially species not commonly seen, is usually exciting, some critters who live or… Continue reading