September 1, 2009

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Set your clocks back one hour at 2 AM. read more

Monthly Field Trip: Ventura Harbor & Water Treatment Ponds

Directions: From the San Fernando Valley, take the 101 Freeway to the city of Ventura, exit Seaward Avenue, turn left over the freeway, then immediately left (south) on Harbor Blvd. to Spinnaker Drive and proceed to the end. Look for birders in the last parking lot on the left. Leader is Richard Barth 310-276-0342. read more

Monthly Field Trip: El Dorado Park

Directions: Take the 405 Freeway to the Studebaker Road exit in Long Beach. Go north on Studebaker to Spring Street, then turn east (right) on Spring to the park entrance. The parking fee is $6. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Carpool Directions: Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the Woodley Park Park-n-Ride lot on… read more

College Conservation Committee Activities Set

SFVAS is pleased to announce the establishment of a College Conservation Committee to encourage the participation of college youth in conservation activities. Three activities are planned for this fall. Please open this file to view the details and for contact information. For directions to the Sepulveda Basin event site, please click on the Birding Spots… read more
August 30, 2009

Arizona Field Trip 2009

Thirteen SFVAS birders met in southeast Arizona for 8 days of birding led by Michael McQuerry. We covered the canyons of the Huachucas, the San Pedro Riparian area, Willcox Ponds and Portal and the scenic canyons and high elevations of the Chiricahuas. Altogether 156 bird species were seen with another 5 heard, plus some interesting… read more
August 24, 2009

Galileo Hill/Silver Saddle Ranch Access Policy

What follows is a new directive pertaining to access at Galileo/Silver Saddle Ranch. The news is not good, but it is also not as bad as some of the rumors have been. Please be mindful that our behavior will influence possible changes in the future – for the good or the bad. This remains private (i.e.… read more
August 6, 2009

Sustainable Gardening Workshops Slated

Alan Pollack, our Audubon-at-Home Chair, will be giving his lecture/slide show on Restoring Habitat One Yard at a Time/Creating a Wildlife Friendly Garden at the CSUN Botanic Garden on Saturday, September 19 and at an Extension Division Workshop at Pierce College on Saturday October 17. In addition to his lecture, the workshop will feature Art… read more
August 4, 2009

LA River Cleanup Scheduled in August

The friends of the LA River are hosting two Cleanup events in August. The first, on August 22, will be in Sepulveda Basin. The second, on August 29, will be at Taylor Yard. More information is available at www.lariver.org. read more
July 27, 2009

General Membership Meeting

Everyone welcome. Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Blvd., Encino. Located between Moorpark and Ventura Blvd., on the west side of Balboa, just south of the Presbyterian Church. Come early for social hour. TOPIC: Olga Clarke will present the birds and wildlife of Cabo San Lucas No stranger to San Fernando Valley Audubon members, Olga Clarke will share… read more
July 17, 2009

BE WATERWISE Classes in Calabasas

The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants and the Mountains Restoration Trust present SUMMER CLASSES IN BEAUTIFUL CALABASAS FOR WATERWISE GARDENERS Look, Ma, No Lawn! with Lili Singer Take out your turf and fill the space with low-care native plants that need no fertilizer and use a fraction of the water required… read more