Santa Barbara Audubon Society will present its first virtual nature programming from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, on the topic of birding in Colombia. There is no charge for the program.
Speaker and bird expert Santiago M. Escruceria will share his collection of photos with program attendees via Zoom, and will discuss geographical, ecological and political insights on birding in Colombia.
Colombia has 20% of the bird species in the world — some 1,957-known species.
Escruceria, a Colombian-born American citizen, is an avid birder and bird photographer that leads birding adventures in Colombia during the winter and educational tours for school groups in the Mono Basin during the rest of the year.
Los Padres National Forest officials said the order prohibiting recreational shooting except in permitted gun ranges has been extended until June 30.
He has taught environmental education in Spanish and English for the past 30 years, 21 of those with the Mono Lake Committee. At Mono Lake, he manages the committee’s Outdoor Education Center program for Los Angeles youth and adults, and for student groups from all over California.
A pharmacist by trade, Whitmore retired in the 1970s to focus on conservation, his wife said. He was involved with the Sierra Club in local, state and national capacities, including serving as a chairman of the Tehipite Chapter based in Fresno.
Leftover slush from snowfall that blanketed Santa Barbara County mountains on Monday continued to draw traffic to Figueroa Mountain on Tuesday…
Pot plants, such as poinsettia, florist chrysanthemum, miniature rose and Easter lily, are forced into optimal performance, but then may not be sustainable.
Lisa André covers lifestyles and local news for Santa Ynez Valley News and Lompoc Record.
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