I want to invite everyone to Yolo Basin Foundation’s first virtual Bucks for Ducks. As most of you know, Yolo Basin Foundation is the non-profit associated with the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, and Bucks for Ducks is the largest source of income for their wetlands education and conservation programs. They need our support now more than ever, so go to www.yolobasin.org to learn about their week of festivities. For those interested in art and photography, click here to see the wonderful items available, many from our own Yolo Audubon members.
Some good news to share: the City of Davis finally installed the bench in memory of Yolo Audubon’s dear friend Terry Colborn. It took more than a year after you donated over $3,000 for the bench, but the process was greatly slowed by Covid. It’s now sitting in Slide Hill Park waiting for visitors, and it’s lovely.
We now have our own YouTube channel thanks to Board members Ryan Janke and Deb Ford. Click here to find our September and October speaker presentations by Marc Hoshovsky, on exploring the Berryessa Region, and Curt McCasland, Manager of the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, on preparing for waterfowl season. In case you miss a meeting, we will continue to post them.
Curt talked about helping the wildlife refuges by buying a Federal Duck Stamp. Ninety-eight percent of the purchase price ($25) goes directly to help acquire and protect wetland habitat and purchase easements for the National Wildlife Refuge System. The link is here.
Finally, I encourage you to read The Legacy of Eponymous Bird Names on our website. It was researched and written by Board member Rick Williams with layout assistance from Deb Ford. You’ll be treated to some fascinating history.
Ann Brice, President, Yolo Audubon Society