Our next meeting will be Monday, February 16th, at the Caspar Community Center, 7PM. Our speaker is John Gallo, his topic: Helping Citizen Science Take Flight

Citizen science in action Citizen science can provide science with unique, environmentally relevant data. However, some of the current citizen science is limited in its ability to support institutional decision-making. The Mendocino Coast is a hotspot of citizen science and is probably an exception to this trend, or will be soon. This talk will introduce the local Audubon efforts and the personal benefits of citizen science participation.

Dr. John Gallo speaks at the Mendocino Coast Audubon Society's February Meeting Dr. Gallo joined Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) in the fall of 2013 as a Senior Scientist. Prior to joining CBI he was the Senior Landscape Ecologist for The Wilderness Society (TWS). At CBI John is researching and developing enhanced decision support systems for stakeholders and policymakers, developing projects, and cultivating partnerships. His love of nature and passion for sustainability was fostered during his formative years living in rural coastal California, Saudi Arabia, and a Hopi reservation. He received highest honors at University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.S. in Ecology, a B.A. in Environmental Science, and a Ph.D. in Geography.


Mendocino Coast Audubon Society Calendar

February 2015

      Saturday 7 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Thursday 12 - 15 Winter Wings Festival Klamath Falls, OR
      Friday 13 - 15 San Francisco Bay Flyway FestivalVallejo
      Friday 13 - 16 18th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count
      Saturday 14 Field Trip Owling Road 409 5:30PM Meet on Road 409 at the end of the pavement, 3.3 miles east from Highway 1. Parking is limited. Dress warmly, bring a light. Please contact Tim Bray tbray@wildblue.net and let him know you are coming so he can alert you if we have to cancel. Rain cancels. Leader: Mike Stephens
      Monday 16 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM Speaker John Gallo on Citizen Science
      Wednesday 18 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*

March 2015

      Saturday 7 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM* Canceled
      7 & 8 Whale Festival Bird Walk Point Cabrillo 9AM Meet at upper parking lot off Point Cabrillo Drive. Rain cancels. Leader: Dave Jensen
      Saturday 14 Field Trip 9AM MacKerricher State Park
      Monday 16 Partnership Potluck sponsored by the California Native Plant Society
      Wednesday 18 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*
      21 & 22 Whale Festival Bird Walk Point Cabrillo 9AM Meet at upper parking lot off Point Cabrillo Drive. Rain cancels. Leader: Dave Jensen
      Saturday 21 Family Bird Walk Point Cabrillo 9-11AM Meet at upper parking lot off Point Cabrillo Drive.
      Thursday 26 MCAS Board of Directors Meeting, Contact J. Ossello for time and place

April 2015

      Saturday 4 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Saturday 11 Field Trip Hendy Woods 9AM - Meeting place TBA. Leader: Dave Jensen
      Wednesday 15-24 Godwit Days Arcata
      Wednesday 15 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*
      Saturday 18 Family Bird Walk Spring Ranch 9-11AM
      Monday 20 Meeting Gulala Art Center 7PM Rich Kuehn on Cuba

May 2015

      Saturday 2 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Saturday 9 Field Trip Navarro River and Beach 9AM - Meeting place and leader TBA
      Saturday 16 Family Bird Walk Big River Haul Road 9-11AM
      Monday 18 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM
      Wednesday 20 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*
      Monday 18 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM Our speaker will be Floyd Hayes on his Adventures in Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil
      Thursday 28 MCAS Board of Directors Meeting, Contact J. Ossello for time and place

June 2015

      Saturday 6 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Saturday 13 Field Trip Kayak Trip on the Noyo with Liquid Fusion 9AM - Liquid Fusion Kayak at Noyo Harbor Leader: Cate Hawthorne
      Wednesday 17 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*
      Saturday 20 Family Bird Walk Lake Cleone 9-11AM

July 2015

      Saturday 4 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Wednesday 15 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*

August 2015

      Saturday 1 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Wednesday 19 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*

September 2015

      Saturday 5 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Saturday 12 Field Trip
      Wednesday 16 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*
      Monday 21 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM

October 2015

      Saturday 3 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Saturday 10 Field Trip
      Monday 19 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM
      Wednesday 21 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*

November 2015

      Saturday 7 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Saturday 14 Field Trip
      Monday 16 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM
      Wednesday 18 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*

December 2015

      Saturday 5 Beginner Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 9AM*
      Saturday 12 Field Trip
      Wednesday 16 Bird Walk Botanical Gardens 8:30AM*
      Saturday 19 Ukiah Christmas Bird Count
      Monday 21 Meeting Caspar Community Center 7PM


* These walks are free; however, the Gardens charges a reduced entry admission for those who are not members of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.