MINUTES OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BLUEBIRD CLUB MEETINGS   Leave a comment

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BLUEBIRD CLUB

July 7, 2018

Irvine Water District Meeting Room

Bill Wallace opened the meeting at 9:00 am. There were 41 people present. New attendees were Art and Lynn Barrett from Anaheim and Dr. Timothy Paine from UC Riverside.

Jo-Ann Coller Treasurer Report: CCI Donations: $200.00, Sign sales $38.00, Expenses: Bank Charges $2.30, Shipping $7.25, Office Supplies $32.37. Net $9674.93.  SCBC Donations: $60.00, T-Shirt sales $15.00, Books $20.00. Net $3952.48. Total Net for CCI and SCBC $13627.41.

Bill Wallace reported that there are several areas that need monitors: University Hill, Irvine; Huntington Beach (multiple areas); Costa Mesa (4 locations with about 6 boxes each); El Toro area (15 boxes).

Gillian Martin’s CCI Report:

Had a booth at Riley Park Bugs and Butterflies Day in June.   515 at our booth.                                           Presentation on Tree Care For Birds project to San Diego Urban Forest Council                                     Developed list of wildlife biologists for tree care providers.  Now available on TCB website.                       Drafted guide for landscape maintenance crews to protect nesting birds but it poses several challenges.                   Wrote article on TCB project for Association of California Communities/Orange County                 Attended Sea and Sage monthly general meeting.  Film presentation by scientist, Maya Khosla.                It focused primarily on the benefits of post fire habitats to cavity nesting birds.                                        Met with Sea and Sage Audubon leaders about the issue of moratorium on tree care, and asked for support of the BMPS.  Concluded they need to discuss it further.                                                            Assembly Bill 2627 would allow incidental take only if companies comply with “best management practices” around bird protection.                                                                                                                               Three birds and tree care events led to several hours in outreach and education of tree care providers and a landscape contractor.                                                                                                                                                         Wildlife Tree sign sales continues to be steady. This Wisconsin property owner has restored the land with 3,000 native plants and kept several dead trees!                                                                                            West Coast Arborists transported ”habitat log” to Aliso Viejo Golf Course.                                          Photographer, Joe Galowski offers his photos to CCI and TCB.

Presentation by Dr. Timothy Paine, UC Riverside, Shot Hole Borer Project: The Polyphagous and Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer were first noticed in late 1990 – 2000. In 2012 in LA County trees started to die. Orange County has both types of Borers. Their mating system is haplo-diploid (the female can decide whether to fertilize the eggs or not to determine sex). The female has wings and goes to new trees. They do not eat the wood. They carry fungi on their backs to leave in the holes and they eat the fungi. They usually stay in a tree until there is nothing left of the tree for them. There are 64 different trees that they have been found in. At this time it is requested that we don’t replant Sycamore or Box Elder trees. The research is showing that a biologic control is what is going to be the answer to getting control of this invasive species. There are chemicals that can control the infestation, but it is very expensive. Also it needs to be after the blooms are gone. Parasitic wasps, nematodes, and pheromones are being studied. If the tree needs to be removed it is important that the wood be chipped or grinded less that 1”. It is also possible to solarize the wood by putting under plastic for two weeks where temperatures need to reach 80 degrees. If you have small decorative objects you could put them in your car in the sun or put them in your freezer.

Upcoming Presentations: August, Dr. Mark McReynolds (Research Scarlet Macaws) and Natalia Doshi (Research Project results); September, Mark Lamorte (Master Gardener).

Next Meeting August 4, 2018.

Respectfully Submitted

By Danette Davis

 

Past Minutes

SCBC July 7, 2018

SCBC April 7 2018

SCBC March 3 2018

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Posted August 18, 2011 by yankeejim

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