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January Audubon Program Will Showcase “Birds of Brazil”

Contributed by Len McKenzie — Brazil evokes many images among Americans–Rio de Janeiro, the Amazon, tropical rainforests and abundant, exotic animals, especially its stunningly colorful birds. Occupying almost half of South America (geographically the fifth largest country in the world), Brazil is home to an immensely rich diversity of avifauna—upward of 1,800 species of birds, more than 200 of them ...

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Matthiessen Showcases “Birds of Australia” In Audubon Program

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS — Australia, the land “Down Under,” is an island, a country (the world’s sixth largest geographically), and a continent (the world’s smallest). Having no land borders, the Australian mainland —“the lowest, flattest and oldest continental landmass on Earth”— and its satellite islands collectively boast more than 37,000 miles of coastline, embracing an impressive diversity of ...

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Noted Wildlife Photographer Shares Secrets To Great Photos

Contributed by Len McKenzie — One of the pleasures of living in the western United States is our proximity to a rich abundance and diversity of wildlife, both large and small. While sharing outdoor space with some species can sometimes be challenging, and occasionally even threatening, for people, particularly in urban and suburban neighborhoods, opportunities to view wildlife in natural, ...

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Public Meeting To Focus On Shared Goals Of County And Cities

MADERA COUNTY — On Saturday, Sept. 30, the County of Madera will host a special joint meeting with the City of Chowchilla and City of Madera to talk about shared goals and how they can be put into action. The meeting is open to the public and will take place at the Madera Municipal Golf Course, 23200 Avenue 17 in Madera. ...

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North Fork Town Hall Meeting At Rancheria Community Center

NORTH FORK — District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. in North Fork. On the evening’s agenda will be updates from the North Fork Rancheria, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire, and the Sheriff’s Office. Also making presentations will be Dexter Marr of the Environmental Health Department, ...

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First Winter Ascent Of Mt. Whitney Featured At Scenic Byway Meeting

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to attend a presentation by well-known wildlife biologist Phil Bartholomew on Wednesday, Apr. 19, at the North Fork School. The presentation will be part of the annual Sierra Vista Scenic Byway meeting. In 1928, Orland Bartholomew made a 300-mile trek in mid-winter from Yosemite to Mount Whitney, which included the first winter ascent ...

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Audubon Features Foothills Conservation In April Program

Contributed by Len McKenzie, YAAS — The rolling foothills of the western Sierra Nevada encompass a richly diverse and scenic natural and cultural heritage. The Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC), a local land trust founded in 1996 in Fresno County, now plays a significant role in protecting the natural resources, working lands, cultural traditions and rural character of this area’s expansive ...

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North Fork Community Development Council Annual Meeting

NORTH FORK — The public is invited to attend the annual meeting of the North Fork Community Development Council on Monday, Mar. 27, at the North Fork School. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for gathering and refreshments, and the meeting will get underway at 5:30 p.m. After a welcome by NFCDC president Dan Rosenberg, agenda items will include these ...

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Town Hall Meeting In North Fork Thursday

NORTH FORK – District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will host the next in his series of Town Hall meetings on Thursday, June 18, at the North Fork Rancheria Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting will include presentations from Cal Fire Battalion Chief Chris Christopherson, Madera County Firewise Coordinator Roger Maybee, and Emadco Recycling Operations Manager Ashley Smith. ...

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Public Meeting Focuses On Marketing North Fork

NORTH FORK – A group of interested people will meet at the Pizza Factory on Monday, June 1, at 6 p.m. to discuss a marketing strategy to promote North Fork as a destination in all 4 seasons. The concept has the backing of many who believe North Fork has not done enough throughout the years to promote our community events.

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