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    Magpie Calls Newsletter Posted

    Magpie Calls, Autumn 2017, Volume 18, Issue 1 The current edition of Magpie Calls includes a message from board president Dennis Beebe, the Fall/Winter 2017 Program line-up, a photo summary of Spring 2017 Program field trips, and Marc Kummel’s Stumper. Featured photo of Ribbon Gum …

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  • Cultural Markings In Serpentinite Sam Spaulding 3

    Thursday, October 26: Cultural Markings in Blue Stone: A Story of the San Rafaels

    Free lecture with Sam Spaulding Co-sponsored by the Los Olivos Library. Thursday, October 26, 7:30 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Grange. 2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos. Featured image of cultural markings in serpentinite by Sam Spaulding. Pictographs are paintings on stone using natural materials, while …

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  • Fir Canyon John Evarts

    Sunday, November 12: Fall Colors in Fir Canyon

    Field Trip with Liz Gaspar Sunday, November 12, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participation is limited to 20. Advance registration begins October 12 at synature@west.net or 805/ 693-5683. Members free/ non-members $20. Featured image of pool along Davy Brown Creek. Photo by John Evarts. Walking …

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  • Butterflies051 Photo By Joe JohnstonThe Tribune

    Thursday, December 7: Monarch Butterflies – Facts and Fate

    Free lecture with Marion Schlinger Co-sponsored by the Los Olivos Library. Thursday, December 7, 7:30 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Grange. 2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos. Featured photo of the Pismo Beach Monarch Butterby Grove by Joe Johnston/The Tribune. Marion Schlinger, a local entomologist and …

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  • Silver Gum Owen Duncan 2

    Sunday, December 17: Introducing the Trees of UCSB: Six Continents in Three Hours

    Field Trip with Larry Ballard Sunday, December 17, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Participation is limited to 25. Advance registration begins November 17 at synature@west.net or 805/ 693-5683. Members free/ non-members $20. Campus parking: $4. Featured photo of Ribbon Gum by Owen Duncan. UCSB has more …

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  • Monarch Butterflies 2 MSchlinger

    Saturday, January 6, 2018: Visit to the Pismo Monarch Butterfly Grove

    Field Trip with Marion Schlinger Saturday, January 6, 2018: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm Participation is limited to 25 Advance registration begins December 6 at synature@west.net or 805/ 693-5683 Members free/ non-members $20 Featured photo of mating Monarch Butterflies by Marion Schlinger. Join entomologist Marion …

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