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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 by Owen Duncan. Click this link to the Newsletters page for the Autumn 2017 Magpie …

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Mt Lion Kittens Courtesy Beth Pratt

Wednesday, Sept. 20: When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors

Free lecture and book signing with Beth Pratt-Bergstrom Co-Sponsored by Solvang Library. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7:00 p.m. Legion Wing, Veterans Memorial Hall. 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. Featured photo of Mountain Lion cubs in the Santa Monica Mountains, courtesy of National Park Service. In a rapidly urbanizing state with nearly 40 million residents, how do we create wildlife friendly spaces and …

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Saturday, September 30: Birding Miguelito Canyon and Ocean Beach

Field Trip with Rebecca Coulter Saturday, September 30, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Participation is limited to 15. Advance registration begins August 30 at synature@west.net or 805/ 693-5683. Members free/ non-members $20. Featured photo of Townsend’s Warbler by Liz Muraoka. Join us for a morning of birding at Miguelito Park and Ocean Beach Park in Lompoc. Fall migration is underway! …

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San Rafaels James Wapotich

Thursday, October 12: Backpacking and Hiking in the San Rafael Wilderness

Free lecture with James Wapotich Co-sponsored by the Los Olivos Library. Thursday, October 12, 7:30 p.m. Santa Ynez Valley Grange. 2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos. Featured photo of San Rafael Wilderness by James Wapotich Join local author James Wapotich as he shares images and stories from his treks through our local backcountry.  Ever changing, the Santa Barbara backcountry is …

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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 petroglyphs are carvings or markings in stone. Chumash pictographs in Santa Barbara County are well …

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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 down Fir Canyon on the Davy Brown trail is like finding a secret passage in …

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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 a board member of the Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society, will  present an informative …

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The Program Report highlights Summer and Fall 2016 field trips and photos.

Simply click on Program Reports on the menu bar, above. Featured photo by Merrilee Fellows

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New Coyote

Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 p.m.: Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History

Free lecture and book signing with Dan Flores. Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 p.m. Legion Wing, Veterans Memorial Hall. 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. While frequently seen in Santa Barbara County, and increasingly found even in urban areas across the country, the coyote remains a mysterious animal with its uncanny night howls, unrivaled ingenuity, and amazing resilience. Dan Flores’s most recent and …

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Saturday, February 11, 6:45 p.m.: Annual Members’ Meeting at Sedgwick Reserve, preceding Oak Studies lecture

Annual Members’ Meeting Saturday, February 11, 6:45 p.m. Tipton House, UC Sedgwick Reserve. 3566 Brinkerhoff Avenue, Santa Ynez. Immediately preceding the California Oak Studies lecture at Sedgwick Reserve, the annual Members’ meeting will be held at 6:45 p.m., to elect and introduce new board members for 2017, and hear a brief Treasurer’s report. Members, please join us in the Tipton …

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