General Meetings:  7:00 PM, 2nd Tuesday of the month, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Programs begin at 7:30 PM. 

Board meetings  6:00 PM, 2nd Tuesday of the month, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. For the current agenda or to request minutes click here

Monthly meetings of the Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society are free.  Members and non-members are welcome! Meetings are held at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, at the corner of Forest and Central in Pacific Grove . . second Tuesday of the month.  Doors open for socializing at 7:00 PM with soft drinks and cookies provided by MPAS hospitality.  

Programs begin at 7:30.  Please join us--and bring a friend!

TUESDAY August 8
Cuba: The Land of Cohibas and Quail-Doves with Don Roberson and Rita Carratello 

Blue-headed Quail-Dove by Patty McGann

Cuba is the crown jewel of avian endemism in the Carribean. Its storied twentieth-century history has had a direct impact on the birds and biodiversity of the island, as well. Local notables Don Roberson and Rita Carratello were joined by fellow birders Larry and Carole Rose for a grand avian tour of the island, last year. They returned with photos of fabulous endangered endemics, and other, more existential, tales to tell. Join us for an entertaining and informative take on this storied and rapidly changing isle. 

TUESDAY September 12

Combatting Nature Deficit Disorder with Sarah Fox
Rewilding or conservation biology is a movement based in ecological  restoration that has recently expanded into reignition of ancestral lifeways as a transit for human rewilding. This unique cultural phenomenon will be discussed as it relates to outdoor education, the conservationist movement and wilderness therapy. As a group we will traverse the heart of human evolution beneath the lense of  hunter-gatherer tribes, agriculture and industrialization. An explicit focus of the effects of domestication through way of the destruction of wild space, its connection to “nature deficit disorder” and the loss of cultural and environmental diversity, will be explored.

TUESDAY October 10
New Perspectives on Seabirds and Mammals of Monterey Bay, with Fast Raft

TUESDAY November 14
Birding the Incan Empire, a Land of Abundance and Endemism with Paul Fenwick and/or Blake Matheson

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