MINUTES OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BLUEBIRD CLUB MEETINGS   Leave a comment

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BLUEBIRD CLUB MEETING   

 Nov. 3, 2018

BILL WALLACE CHAIR

-ATTENDENCE:  38 Members present including new attendees:

The new attendees were introduced:  Michael Martinez, John Urabec,  Amel  Fiesay, Peter Bryant, Portia Bryant

BILL Wallace’s opening remarks.

Literature on various subjects related to our Club’s interests are available and   can be checked out for use from Susan Bulger.

-Dec. 1 and 2, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM will be the plant sale at the Fullerton Arboretum.

-The “LUMINARIA” AT THE Fullerton Arboretum will be Dec. 14th & 15th from 5:00 PM to 8 PM.

 

THE TREASURERS REPORT:

 Jo-Ann Coller read the treasurer’s report:  The Tree sign project is a success.  We earned almost $400.00 from PayPal sales.  Our combined bank account is now $13,090.

 

REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Gillian Martin did a presentation focusing on Partnerships and Shared Goals featuring:

-The Nest Box program

-The safe retention and caring of dead trees (as homes for birds).  An example of

the use of a dead tree in Irvine Regional Park County Parks was demonstrated.

-The protection of birds during tree care.

Special note:  The care of our “box” population is our existing priority.

Additionally:
N. Calif is experimenting with Oak Trees used for habitat and food (acorn) storage.

Some of our members have found acorns in their tree “boxes”.

-A recommended reading is, Secrets of the Oak Woodland.

 Gillian had asked for the Orange County inventories of Oak trees.  She gave us a detailed response from Mission Viejo California and a species chart that covered the United States and the number of birds.

-We were encouraged to go on our Home Pages of CCI & TCB web sites.  Gillian  showed examples such as the:

-“Care for Birds & Wildlife” teleconference…2,000 people asked for the newsletter from that conference.

-Avian interaction with PowerLines.com is a San Diego web site.

-The Society of Arboriculture

-West Coast Arborists workshops…83 Cities sent representatives.

-The Wildlife Landscape Expo. Will be in Long Beach California.

 SPEAKER:  Peter Bryant with the Newport Conservancy gave a presentation about the insect decline in the world.  Three quarters of all animals are insects which include over 1 million species.  He gave many examples, and showed studies from all parts of the world.

He focused on the Butterflies of many species throughout the world, and demonstrated their decline.  He suggested several reasons for the decline but concentrated on the role of pesticides as a major contributor to the decline.

Jim Semelroth  shared photos of the Muscovy Ducks and a Pin Tailes Waydah bird as a What is it quiz. Members identified both easily. The Muscovy Ducks have appeared in the City  of Dana Point (esp. Baby Beach)  and the Waydah birds are appearing in various parks in central and north Orange County.

-Bill Wallace asked for suggestions for future programs.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:10.

Next meeting December 1, 2018

Submitted by Jane Olinger

 

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