Yellow Pages |   News Updates |   Events Calendar |   Movie Times | Recycling
Rocklin & Roseville Today Local Events
HOME

Birds of the Sierra Nevada Lecture In Rocklin





Rocklin, CA--The Sierra College Natural History Museum will present an illustrated lecture entitled "Birds of the Sierra Nevada" by local biologist Ted Beedy on Friday, November 15, at 7:30 PM in Sewell Hall (room 111) on the Sierra College-Rocklin Campus. 

Ted Beedy is the author of a new book, Birds of the Sierra Nevada: Their Natural History, Status, and Distribution, co-authored by Ed Pandolfino, illustrated by Keith Hansen, and published by U.C. Press. In this presentation, Ted will take you on a virtual transect of the Sierra from the oak savanna in the west, through serene conifer forests, up into the majestic alpine regions, and down the steep eastern escarpment to the pinyon/juniper woodlands and open steppes of the Great Basin. Along the way we'll see and hear the stunning diversity of birds that make the Sierra their home. We'll learn which birds are in decline and which are increasing. We'll address some mysteries surrounding some of those species and discuss how birders can help to solve them.

Ted first encountered the Sierra Nevada at the age of three months when his parents brought him to their family cabin near Donner Summit.  They reported that he has always been a "problem birdwatcher," as he required physical restraint as a three-year-old (i.e., a harness and rope) to keep him from following birds, chipmunks, or ant swarms off into the deep woods. He later earned his "bird watching" merit badge in Cub Scouts, and was hooked for life. Ted received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California, Davis. He taught ornithology and other biology classes at UCD and California State University, Sacramento before starting his career in 1985 as an environmental consultant at Jones & Stokes in Sacramento.  During the more than 20 years he worked at J&S, Ted conducted long-term studies of Tricolored Blackbirds, as well as sensitive bird species at Mono Lake, Kern River Valley, and elsewhere in the Sierra. In 2006 he started his own firm, "Beedy Environmental Consulting," at his home in Nevada City, where he lives with his wife, two children, and a pond full of Mallards and Wood Ducks.

This presentation is part of the Sierra College Natural History Museum's 2013-2014 lecture series, and will be held on Friday, November 15 at 7:30 pm in Sewell Hall, room 111. Tickets are available at the door. Prices are General $5 / Students and Seniors $2 / Museum members free. All proceeds benefit the Sierra College Natural History Museum.

The Sierra College Rocklin Campus is located at 5000 Rocklin Road in Rocklin. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits are available at dispensers located in the parking lots (no permits available in Sewell Hall parking lot). For more information, call the Sierra College Natural History Museum at 916-660-7926. 


Sierra College serves 3200 square miles of Northern CA with campuses in Roseville, Rocklin, Grass Valley, and Truckee. With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to four year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills.  Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region. More information at www.sierracollege.edu



Follow Us On Facebook






Placer County News Headlines

Roseville Councilmembers to be Sworn In December 7thRoseville, CA - Newly-elected Roseville City Councilmembers Bonnie Gore, John Allard and Scott Alvord will be sworn in on Wednesday, December 7th.

$250,000 for Local Nonprofits Working on Mental Health IssuesRoseville, CA - Placer Community Foundation recently made $250,000 in grants for mental health prevention and early intervention in Placer County.

Hacker Lab Maker of the Month: Heather Lee(ROCKLIN, CA) -- Hacker Lab announced that Heather Lee, a Sierra College student studying Graphic Design and Illustration

New California Laws 2017 (Part 2)Roseville, CA - New California laws for 2017. Part 2 includes water, budget act, hazardous materials, deportations to Mexico, mental health, animal research and more.

Volvo XC90: elegant and sophisticatedRoseville, CA- The 2017 Volvo XC90 review shares why there are plenty of reasons to be enamored with the XC90.

Roseville Gas Prices Pushing HigherRoseville, CA - With Brent crude oil prices rising above $55 a barrel for the first time in 16 months, Roseville residents

Paying for Infrastructure Without Soaking the TaxpayerPresident-elect Trump has many difficult fiscal tasks ahead - one of which is to promote long-overdue infrastructure construction at a time when the national debt

Raymer Seeking a Kidney TransplantAll the little boy wanted for Christmas was his two front teeth. Karen Raymer of Hidden Valley Lake, California, would like just one kidney

Attack on Pearl Harbor Memorial and Wreath-Laying CeremonyDecember 7th 2016 is the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Renewable Energy Job Training for Local StudentsRoseville - More than 25 local students from Sierra College have now gained invaluable hands-on training for jobs in the fast growing field of renewable energy

Placer SPCA waiving Adoption Fees in DecemberRoseville, CA - The Placer SPCA is thrilled to announce that every animal adoption fee will be waived from December 1st through December 31st

New California Laws 2017 (Part 1)Roseville, CA - New California laws for 2017. Part 1 includes racial mascots, immigration, tobacco, marijuana, search warrants, mental health and much more.


NEWS: In Case You Missed It