TULARE TAPPINGS

2020 Speaker Meetings

Speaker meetings are held on the third Friday of each month at 7 pm, preceded by a no-host dinner at Marie Callender’s (Mooney at HWY 198) at 5:15 pm, where you can usually meet the speaker. The first part of the meeting is business and usually lasts 15-20 minutes.  The second part of the meeting includes a presenter on a conservation topic or photo presentation, open questions, and refreshments.  We meet only during the school year (September - May) and we do not have general meetings in December and January.

If you would like to suggest a speaker or would like to volunteer to be a speaker at one of our meetings please contact us through the website by clicking here.

2020 Field Trips

Field trips will be posted below as they are scheduled. For questions, check out the Field Trip FAQ.

What does it mean? Hear it from the guy with the wrong boots, the wrong buckle and no beef! Learn about sustainable ranching right here in Tulare County.

 

The church’s parking lot in the 1400 block of West Center St. is the closest to the parish hall. No host dinner at Marie Callender’s (Hwy 198 and Mooney Blvd) at 5:15 where you can usually meet the speaker.

Friday, February 21, 2020

7:00 pm

Parish Hall, St Paul's Episcopal Church, 120 W. Hall St., Visalia

St. Paul's Episcopal Church Parish Hall

120 N. Hall St.

Visalia, CA

21

feb

Speaker Meeting

Gary Adest of River Ridge Ranch – “Ranching Without Cows”

Join Audubon for this annual favorite up Yokohl Valley Road searching for wintering birds such as Ferruginous Hawk, Prairie Falcon, Great Horned Owl, Barn Owl, Mountain Bluebird, Vesper Sparrow and many more.

 

Meet at 7:30AM at Hwy 198 and Yokohl Valley Rd. Bring water, lunch, layered clothing, sun protection, bird book, binoculars, family and friends.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

7:30 am

Hwy 198 and Yokohl Valley Rd

22

feb

Field Trip

Yokohl Valley Road

The Big Sycamore Trail, in the riparian area below Lake Success Dam, often holds many surprises. Grapevine thickets, sycamore, eucalyptus, tobacco tree, elderberry, pond habitat, dam outflow stream, dry field and power lines provide a wide variety of habitats.

 

Meet at the Army Corps parking lot below Success Dam at the Big Sycamore sign at 7 AM. Bring binoculars, bird book, layered clothing for the weather, water and snacks. Trail is about 1 mile and easy.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

7:00 am

Big Sycamore Trail

14

mar

Field Trip

Big Sycamore Trail

Gary Woods of Fresno Audubon will be presenting his photography from the past 12 years from Southeast Arizona. Gary is an excellent photographer and birder. Although Southeast Arizona is barely known outside the world of birders, it is rich in biodiversity with many species found nowhere else in the US. Besides photos, he will provide many resources about where to go and how to get started, including birding festivals.

 

The church’s parking lot from the 1400 block of West Center St. is the closest to the Parish Hall. No host dinner at Marie Callender’s (Hwy 198 and Mooney Blvd) at 5:15 where you can usually meet the speaker.

Friday, March 20, 2020

7:00 pm

Parish Hall, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 120 Center St., Visalia

St. Paul's Episcopal Church Parish Hall

120 N. Hall St.

Visalia, CA

21

mar

Speaker Meeting

Gary Woods: "Birds of Southeast Arizona"

Amy Patten, Rare Plant Coordinator for California Native Plant Society, joins us from
Sacramento to learn what California rare plants are, why they are rare and efforts to collect
seeds of rare plants. She has photographs and many stories about about local plants.

This will be a joint meeting with the Alta Peak Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.

Friday, April 17, 2020

7:00 pm

St. Anthony's Retreat

Three Rivers

Hunting for Treasure: California’s Rare Plants Amy Patten, Rare Plant Coordinator for
California Native Plant Society.
St Anthony’s Retreat, Three Rivers. April 17 pm
Amy Patten, Rare Plant Coordinator for California Native Plant Society, joins us from
Sacramento to learn what California rare plants are, why they are rare and efforts to collect
seeds of rare plants. She has photographs and many stories about about local plants.

17

apr

Speaker Meeting

Amy Patten: "Hunting for Treasure: California's Rare Plants

Check back for more details!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

TBA

TBA

25

apr

Field Trip

Location & Time TBA

Check back for more details!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

TBA

TBA

9

may

Field Trip

Location & Time TBA


Learn the inside story about how Miguel came to Kern/Pixley NWR and what it takes to keep the Refuge available to hundreds of thousands of birds and waterfowl besides people like you and me. 

Friday, May 15, 2020

7:00 pm

Parish Hall, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 120 W. Hall St., Visalia

St. Paul's Episcopal Church Parish Hall

120 N. Hall St.

Visalia, CA

15

may

Speaker Meeting

Miguel Jimenez: "Kern/Pixley Wildlife Refuge

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