Lynn Stafford will be speaking about the wonderful world of birds on the mountain on Thursday, Aug. 23. The talk will be at the Ridge Route Communities Museum amphitheater.
By Susan Amon
On Thursday, Aug. 23, the Ridge Route Museum presents another in their series of Night Talks. This one will be held at 6 p.m at the museum’s outdoor amphitheater.
Lynn Stafford, an ecological biologist, will speak on “The Varied Birdlife of our Greater Frazier Area Mountains.” Stafford is a lifelong birdwatcher, and this is a subject close to his heart. Here are some ideas he will cover.
“Ours is a mountain world with Frazier Mountain, Mount Pinos, Tecuya Ridge, San Emigdio Mountain and the neighboring valleys forming an intricate mosaic of wildlife habitats. Much of these areas are relatively undisturbed— some almost unvisited by humans.
“There is so much intermingling of habitats and plant communities that one rarely encounters an area where bird species of only one community type exist. Forest, brush, riparian, low elevation and high elevation species clusters are usually mixed tougher in various combinations. Birding here produces a lot of variety and surprises.”
Through photographs, bird calls and discussion, Stafford will explore species common in our mountain areas.
Join us for another fun evening. His presentation starts at 6 p.m. at the Ridge Route Communities Museum, located behind the Frazier Park Post Office (3515 Park Drive).
Refreshments will be served. If you’ve perfected one of your own bird calls, come on over and share it with us!
This is part of the August 17, 2012 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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