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Audubon Societymeets Thursday

Garland County Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at West Minster Presbyterian Church, 3819 Central Ave. The public is welcome to attend.

The program will feature Jerry Davis, a member of National Audubon Society, Arkansas Audubon Society and Garland County Audubon Society. His presentation will be on "Birding Southeastern Arizona."

Davis is a certified wildlife biologist and retired Forest Wildlife Program manager for the 1.8 million-acre Ouachita National Forest. He has a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology and a Master of Forestry in Wildlife Habitat Management from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas. Postgraduate courses include the University of Texas at Arlington, Clemson University, Virginia Tech University, and NW School of Law, Lewis & Clark College.

His experience includes the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 1967; Dallas Independent School District, 1968-71; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1971-72; forest wildlife biologist, Kaibab National Forest, 1972-78; Tonto National Forest, 1978-85; Sam Houston National Forest, 1985-1990; and the ONF, 1990 to July 3, 2009. He was also a teacher at National Park College from 2000-2001 and took birders to Costa Rica in 2017 and 2018.

"Arizona is a big state with great habitat diversity. It has recorded 555 bird species within its boundaries with 400 of these bird species being recorded in southeastern Arizona. The diversity provided from the lower dry desert to the tops of the coniferous sky islands provides great birding opportunities. This habitat diversity makes this an ideal location for birders looking for bird species diversity and those different from other parts of the country such as Florida and south Texas. The Tucson area alone has enough birding sites to keep serious birders active for at least a week," the club said in a news release.

The program will show a sample of desert cactus in flower and 90 bird species with some suggestions as to where you might find the Red-faced Warbler, Elegant Trogon, Cordillian Flycatcher, Painted Redstart, Western Tanager, Costa's and Broadbilled Hummingbirds, Gould's Turkey, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Towsend's Warbler and others.

FOCCL Trivia Nightcoming up Sept. 27

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- Trivia Night will be held Sept. 27 at the Coronado Center.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Coronado Center Library, Trivia Night is a fundraiser that supports special purchases for the library, such as large print and audio books, newspaper and magazine subscriptions, furniture and supplies for library programs.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for tailgating and the games begin at 6 p.m. Teams of eight can enjoy their tailgate spreads and then compete for honors, with drawings for door prizes throughout the night. The theme for the evening is "Fall, Falling, Fallen." The best-looking tailgate spread will be awarded a team prize.

Ten rounds of 10 questions each comprise the contest format, and a wide array of categories will offer something for everyone.

The entry fee is $10 per person or $80 for a team. Registration forms are available at the library, or you can contact maryeliades@gmail.com to request a form by email.

Literacy Council setssecond SpellYeah fundraiser

The Literacy Council, 119 Hobson, will hold the second SpellYeah fundraiser at 7 p.m. Sept. 20.

This year's event will be sponsored by Pitchez B' Lovin' Us and the Retro Fit. Spelling competitors are limited to 20 spellers. The cost to compete is $5 each and the first prize is $100. Competitors should arrive at 6:30 p.m. There will be three prizes and a "Dead Last" prize.

The cost to watch the event is $3. Refreshments will be provided for a donation. Call 545-0044 or the Literacy Council office at 624-7323 for more information.

Society on 09/11/2019

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