YOSEMITE AREA AUDUBON SOCIETY

  • Mariposa CBC: Sat., Dec. 16 (Len and Lowell)
  • Yosemite CBC: Sun., Dec. 17 (Sarah Stock)
  • Oakhurst CBC: Sat., Dec. 30 (Joe and Vern)
    • For the Oakhurst count, meet at Burger King at 6:30am For info, contact Vern Johnson: roygbiv@nctv.com or 559-760-6327

 

 

 

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Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS

One of the pleasures of living in the western United States is our proximity to a rich abundance and diversity of wildlife, both large and small. While sharing outdoor space with some species can sometimes be challenging, and occasionally even threatening, for people, particularly in urban and suburban neighborhoods, opportunities to view wildlife in natural, wild settings are usually exciting and gratifying. Photographing them at close range adds yet another fulfilling dimension to the experience of seeing them.

The distinctive variety of birds and other wildlife in western America, from the northern Rocky Mountains to the deserts of the Southwest and west to the California coast, makes this area a wildlife photographer’s dream.

Professional photographer Brent Paull has spent 33 years shooting wildlife images in the American West, both as a nature/wildlife photographer and as… Continue reading

Meet at the Mariposa fairgrounds parking lot on Hwy 49 at 7:30am for a trip to Merced National Wildlife Refuge with possible stops along Sandy Mush road on the way. We should be arrive between 9 and 9:30a for those who want to meet at the refuge. Bring lunch or snacks, water, binoculars and radios if you have them.  

 

For more information, contact Nina at mtnlynx@sti.net.  

 

 

 

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Snowy Egret
Photo Credit ©Vern Johnson

 

Yosemite Area Audubon is sponsoring a field trip to Bass Lake on Saturday, October 28, 2017. We will be exploring the lake edge and adjacent forest, looking for waterfowl, woodpeckers, raptors, and fall migrants, among many other birds. Join us, no experience necessary!

We will meet in the Burger King parking lot in Oakhurst at 7:30 a.m. If you wish to meet us at the lake, we will park in the lot across Rd. 222 from Recreation Point at approximately 8:00. Bring binoculars, snacks, water, and wear layered clothing. The field trip will end around noon. Rain will cancel the trip. For more information, call Vern at 559-760-6327, or email roygbiv@nctv.com.

 

 

 

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Audubon started with a dream and with determination. Americans across the eastern U.S, mostly women, believed they could raise public awareness about the slaughter of birds for the feathers that were used to decorate hats.

Those women prevailed and, today, it’s our turn to represent Audubon’s values of compassion, care and respect. When Chief Network Officer David Ringer sent out a note after the Charlottesville tragedy, he received some pushback about why a bird conservation NGO would weigh in on issues like tolerance, justice and community standards.

It’s because we’ve always belonged in that conversation. Many of Audubon’s 463 chapters and 41 nature centers are community hubs and we cherish that role. From creating community gardens in Birmingham, Alabama, to creating a nature center where 50,000 Texans experience Dallas’ Trinity Forest every year, we stand for values… Continue reading

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