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Members’ Memories: Short Stories and Illustrations of Birding during the 2020-2021 Pandemic

May 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Backyard American Goldfinch; © Ken Ealy

Yolo Audubon would like to celebrate those who found ways to continue their passion for birding during the pandemic. We invite you to share your photos, drawings and short stories with the Yolo Audubon members. It will take place via Zoom and requires advance registration.  (See below.)


Birding adventures experienced from January 2020 to May 2021 will be accepted. We suggest that you use five to ten photos or drawings, or, if you want to express yourself via the written word, we would love to have short stories or poetry submitted. Please do your best to identify your birds. Each person will be allotted up to ten minutes. 

Aspiring participants must submit their entry to Program Chair Ken Ealy at by May 14 by 5:00pm PDT. The number of people accepted will depend how many people decide to participate. First come, first served.

Ken will prepare a slide show of the photos and drawings, and participants may describe their submittals to the group during the program. Those submitting written short stories or poems may read them. As an alternative, Ken will read the descriptions and stories by prior arrangement.

Participants will be notified of their time slot via the email address used during submission. They will also be reminded to register for the event on Zoom in order to attend the meeting.

We hope you’ll share your memories with us!

Contact Program Chair Ken Ealy at with any questions.

You must register (no cost) in advance for this program. It is NOT a requirement that you be an Audubon member to attend. Follow this link to register:

Zoom limits the number of participants to 100. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Registrants will receive email updates about this online event, as well as periodic email updates about Yolo Audubon’s conservation work and how you can help birds. (You can unsubscribe at any time.)

Please note: Participants must have the Zoom desktop client downloaded on their computer or on their Apple or Android mobile phone or tablet to access the meeting. An account with Zoom is not necessary to join a meeting.

Visit to learn how to join a Zoom meeting. You may email Yolo Audubon Program Chair Ken Ealy before the meeting if you need assistance.