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Posts by Natalie Shapiro

The Art and Science of Wildlife Tracking

October 21 & 22, 2016   Become a Nature Detective through this two-day wildlife tracking workshop! Wildlife trackers piece together clues left behind in the environment to gain a richer picture of the variety of animals using a habitat and read the story of their behavior. At the workshop, you’ll become familiar with common local…

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Raise the Roof for the Raptor Institute!

Many people enjoy visiting with live raptors at our annual Endangered Species Day and Nature Camp. The non-profit that brings these animal ambassadors, the Raptor Institute, is holding an important fundraiser to help in expanding their facilities and being able to house more non-releasable raptors to be used for education.  To be part of this…

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The Art and Science of Wildlife Tracking

Become a Nature Detective through this two-day wildlife tracking workshop! Learn basic track and sign identification, avoid the pitfalls of perception, learn how to distinguish between mountain lion and domestic dog tracks (which are confused more often than not), and more. The course is a collaboration with San Diego Audubon, and will be taught by…

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Monthly Program and General Meeting: California’s Threatened Woodpeckers & their Habitats, presented by Steve Shunk

Join us for our monthly meeting and program at the BVAS Nature Center  September 21, Wednesday: this month’s program will feature Steve Shunk, who will delve into the amazing world of California’s woodpeckers, their crucial role in the ecosystems, and their habitats. Social starts at 6:30 and program is at 7:00. For more information, please…

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Pelagic Birding Trip coming up soon!!!

Don’t miss an opportunity to experience the beauty of ocean birding-BVAS has a pelagic trip planned for September 25 and as usual, it will be a full day of spectacular sights, from sea mammals to birds. LIKELY BIRD SPECIES: Pink-footed, Sooty, & Black-vented Shearwaters, Black & Least Storm-Petrels, Brown Booby, Red-necked & Red Phalaropes, Pomarine…

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California Gnatcatcher protections remain!!

Breaking news!! The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ruled today that the Coastal California Gnatcatcher is to remain protected-a clear win over southern California developers’ attempts to remove this bird (and thus its associated coastal sage scrub habitat) from the protections of the Endangered Species Act.  More details can be found on California Audubon’s website.

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Meet “Caulerpa Conquest” author Eric Muñoz!

From 2000-2006, the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and the Southern California coastline were endangered by an invasive Mediterranean seaweed, Caulerpa taxifolia. Thanks to a community outpouring, the lagoon was saved. A major driving force of this effort, Eric Muñoz, describes one of Carlsbad’s proudest moments and his own journey in “Caulerpa Conquest.” Join this community book…

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