Meetings are at 7 PM the third Wednesday of the month with the exception of December, July and August, and are held at the Tuolumne County Library on Greenley Road in the Conference Room. The public is always welcome at these meetings and refreshments are provided afterward. There are products and publications on a wide range of birding topics available at each meeting.
Wednesday, March 20, 7 PM
“Sketching Birds” with John Muir Laws
Drawing birds is one of the best ways to train your observational skills. If you think you cannot draw, this one-hour interactive presentation will change your mind. Learn how to use sketches to make quick, accurate field notes of living birds. What are the most important things to notice when you see a bird? What do you do if it moves? Do you need a photographic memory? What are the most important tips to get your drawings to start looking like the bird you see? Once you start drawing birds, you will begin to notice details you have missed for years and develop the art of gestalt birding (identifying birds not by field marks, but by feeling).
John Muir Laws is a naturalist, educator, and artist, and the author of the Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada and the Laws Guide to Drawing Birds. He is a research associate with the California Academy of Sciences and we are very lucky to have him return each year as our guest speaker.
Please join us at the Tuolumne County Library on Greenley Road in Sonora at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 for this informative and delightful program. John will happily sign books after the show as we enjoy the refreshments. For additional information you may call David Harden at 533-1668 or email David.
April: Harold Basey: Mountain Lions
May: Nancy Muleady-Mecham: Enduring Giants
Our board meetings are the first Wednesday of the month and are at 6 PM. They are held at the Jamestown Community Hall (next to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Substation) on Main St. in Jamestown. Audubon members are welcome to attend these meetings. Check our latest newsletter or for information, call 532-0570.
The March board meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Jamestown Community Hall on Main street in Jamestown. Audubon members are welcome to attend these meetings.