Monthly Program: Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay with author Julie Zickefoose

Naturalist/artist/writer Julie Zickefoose thinks of herself as an unsung, minor, rather dirty superhero. Her superpower— saving small, economically worthless wildlife that would otherwise perish. An orphaned jay named Jemima was one such foundling. Spending nearly a year healing, studying, and raising the young blue jay for release opened the door to their world for Julie.…

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The Amazing World of Bats with Don Endicott

Creator: Alan Harper Copyright: © 2013 Alan Harper. CC BY-NC 3.0.

Befitting our “Happy New Year” edition, Buena Vista Audubon is featuring San Diego County’s premier (mammalian) flyer, hosted by its champion, Don Endicott. Bats! Those strange, mysterious creatures of the night. Sporting skills of flight and acoustic navigation, bats contribute to our environment in many ways—devouring insects, pollinating wild fruits, and helping reforest disturbed lands.…

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