January 15 Audubon Birdwalk at Peña Blanca

 With leaders Bob Graham, Norman Besman, Signe Hammer and Luke Rich, we’ll head to Peña Blanca, a few miles past the Presa Allende. Open farmland, trees and a stream provide habitat for a good mix of raptors and songbirds, including Crested Caracaras and Red-tailed Hawks, such familiar friends as the Golden-fronted Woodpecker and less common local birds like the tiny Black-eared Bushtit, plus wintering Lark Sparrows and Black-throated Gray Warblers.

Audubon Birdwalk, Sun, Jan 15, 7:45am-12pm, Meets in front of Instituto Allende, Ancha de San Antonio 20, Members free, non-members 100 pesos/US$10

The walk is open to beginning and experienced birders alike. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water and a hat. Carpooling is necessary, so if you have a car, please bring it. Plan to arrive at 7:45, as we leave promptly at 8. Questions? Call Bob at 154-9856 or Norman at 152-3644.

Learn what to do with worms!

Tired of throwing kitchen scraps into the “garbage?” Curious about worm composting?

Workshop, Worm composting made easy, Thu, Jan 19, 4pm, Vía Orgánica, Margarito Ledesma 2, Colonia Guadalupe, Free

Come out to the Vía Orgánica store on Thursday, January 19 at 4pm to learn more about those “California wrigglers”—the worm famous for composting. You will be amazed that it is so easy.  The class will talk about advantages and disadvantages of different techniques for taking care of worms, and participants have a chance for hands-on learning. Worms and compost will be available for purchase.

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