March Program and Bird Walk


Original IMG_3660.jpg by Guy Galante 17 October 2015

Original IMG_3660.jpg
by Guy Galante
17 October 2015

On March 17, Redbud Audubon will welcome wildlife biologist, Mike Cardwell, M.S., a nationally recognized expert on venomous animals and the injuries they produce.

He served on the panel of subject matter experts who revised treatment guidelines for North American pitviper bites in 2015, co-authored the chapter on North American venomous reptile bites for the 7th edition of Auerbach’s Wilderness Medicine (in press), and is co-editor of The Biology of Rattlesnakes, a 600-page compilation of the work of 98 researchers (2008; Loma Linda University Press).

He has been invited to speak at multiple annual meetings of organizations like the Wilderness Medical Society and the National Association for Search & Rescue. He has authored numerous articles for both scientific and non-technical publications and his long-term radiotelemetry field study of Mohave Rattlesnakes was the first for this notorious species and was prominently featured in Animal Planet’s Venom ER television series.

This should be a fascinating program and of great interest to those of us who live in Lake County, where Rattlesnakes are quite at home! Please join us at the Lower Lake Methodist Church Social Hall for an interesting evening. As always, our programs are free and open to the public; Thursday, March 17, with refreshments at 7:00 p.m. and program at 7:15 p.m. The hall is across the parking lot from the Methodist Church. If you are coming through Lower Lake, turn left on Lake Street and then right on Second St.


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The Redbud Audubon bird walk will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Highland Springs Reservoir. This is always a nice outing with songbirds and waterfowl sightings, and also raptors. As usual, meet in the main parking area at Highland Springs to begin our walk at 9:00 am.

To get there, take the Highland Springs turn off from Highway 29 between Lakeport and Kelseyville and follow signage to get to the reservoir. For information call Pat Harmon at (707) 263-4977.

As with all Audubon events, the public is cordially invited to join us.