By Becky Herman
Special to The SUN
The Weminuche Audubon Society will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. in the senior dining room of the Ross Aragon Community Center.
Membership registration and setup begin at 6 p.m., with the meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
The featured speaker will be Monique DiGiorgio, executive director of the Chama Peak Land Alliance. DiGiorgio will talk about her organization and the species of birds of particular interest to them, among them the Lewis’ woodpecker, the red-naped sapsucker and the southwestern willow flycatcher.
DiGiorgio began her career as a field ornithologist and then moved into the nonprofit world. She has worked in both the southern and northern Rockies on wildlife and private lands conservation. She was instrumental in founding the Chama Peak Land Alliance to develop and finalize a charter, mission statement, board of directors, and program and budget. DiGiorgio holds a bachelor’s in biology from the University of Notre Dame.