Becky Gillette to speak at Audubon meeting

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    Photo courtesy Beth Tollefsen This western tanager songbird takes a break in the shade during the heat of the day. Becky Gillette, senior educator with Audubon Rockies, will present a slide show and bird songs recorded during the June monitoring season at the Weminuche Audubon Society’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 19.
    Photo courtesy Beth Tollefsen
    This western tanager songbird takes a break in the shade during the heat of the day. Becky Gillette, senior educator with Audubon Rockies, will present a slide show and bird songs recorded during the June monitoring season at the Weminuche Audubon Society’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 19.

    By Becky Herman
    Special to The SUN

    The Weminuche Audubon Society (WAS) will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 19, in the Ross Aragon Community Center dining room starting with setup at 6 p.m. The meeting itself will start at 6:30 p.m.

    Audubon Rockies is partnering with the Nature Conservancy and the Gunnison Climate Working Group on a project that builds simple rock structures to restore alpine wet meadows and riparian areas across the Gunnison Basin. Audubon’s role is to monitor the response of breeding birds to the restoration work.

    Becky Gillette, senior educator with Audubon Rockies, will present a slide show and bird songs recorded during the June monitoring season and she will also discuss the art of Birding By Ear in the Sagebrush Steppe.

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