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Posts by Bruce Montgomery

Monthly Meeting and Program: “Breaking Point”

Wednesday, January 18th 6:30 Social; 7:00 Program Join us for our monthly meeting and program at the BVAS Nature Center: this month’s program will feature the Salton Sea, with the film “Breaking Point” with director Bill Wisneski.  A casualty of the “water wars” in the Southwest, California’s largest lake is disappearing. The receding Salton Sea…

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Vote YES on CA Prop 67 (Plastic Bag Ban)

In 2014, the CA legislature overwhelmingly approved SB270, banning single-use, plastic bags. A YES vote confirms that decision. The ‘convenience’ of plastic shopping bags carries with it a very high environmental cost.  Bags litter our landscapes and make their way into our waterways and oceans. Made from non-renewable fossil fuels, these petroleum-based bags never truly…

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Vote NO on the TRANSNET 1/2 Cent Sales Increase

On the November ballot, SANDAG will ask San Diego voters to approve the ‘San Diego County Road Repair, Transit, Traffic Relief, Safety, and Water Quality Measure.’  BVAS has concerns with a measure that is long on road construction and almost silent on habitat and water quality protection. While $2 billion out of this $18 billion…

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Monthly Program: The Amazing World of Spiders

Wednesday, October 19 6:30 p.m. Social;  7:00 p.m. Program Spiders get a bad rap.  From Little Miss Muffet to Indiana Jones, they’ve sent us scurrying.  Admittedly carnivorous, typically venomous, there’s no evidence of them consuming us, with the possible exceptions of Bilbo Baggins and Harry Potter.  They do, however, eat an average of 2,000 insects…

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Local Children Hit the Beach to Protect the Snowy Plover

It was just last year that San Diego Audubon asked BVAS to join it in mobilizing our youngest naturalists.  Our Nature Guides accepted the challenge, and Sharing Our Shores came to local schools.  Since that time, nearly 200 third and fourth grade children have learned how hard it is for snowy plovers and least terns…

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“Surf, Sand, and Stone”—Did You Miss It?

Everyone attending Keith Meldahl’s April presentation at BVAS was treated to the nerve rattling and often side-splitting topic of California geology, including tectonic plates and earthquakes.  Sometimes over millions of years and sometimes in a violent minute, California has morphed into the golden state of today. Here’s the “CliffsNotes” version of Keith’s talk. *We all…

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Look, a Baby Bird. Now What?

Marion Stacey shared with us a lifetime of hummingbird stories and insights during her May program at the Nature Center.  What should you do if you find a baby bird you think needs help? First, make sure you’re right. If the bird is uninjured and has some feathers, put it in the nearest tree.  …

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