Sedona AZ (March 1, 2013) – Emily Dickinson once said “I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.” Please join Keep Sedona Beautiful on Wednesday, March 13 to experience Sedona’s “heavenly” visitors with Dena Greenwood’s presentation on “Roadrunners, Quail and Other Sedona Birds” at the next Speaker Series. The evening will begin at 5:30 pm, with complimentary offerings of appetizers donated by El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano and wine provided by KSB. The presentation will begin at 5:45 pm.
Join Keep Sedona Beautiful members and friends to discover the colorful and vast assortment of feathery friends that frequent our backyards, meadows and forest lands. Did you know that the roadrunner is a member of the cuckoo family? Do you enjoy the true harbingers of spring in the area by counting the baby quail? If so, you will enjoy learning more from Dena Greenwood. Dena began her birding adventures 23 years ago as an Arizona State Park Ranger leading bird walks at the local parks and developing bird lists for Slide Rock, Red Rock and Dead Horse Ranch State Parks. She received her graduate degree in environmental biology with an emphasis in ornithology, botany and geology. She conducted bird research for Colorado Plateau Research Station, National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service on the Verde, Colorado, and San Juan River corridors. She is a Northern Arizona Audubon Board member and a founding committee member of the Verde Valley Bird and Nature Festival. She teaches Birds of the Region courses through Yavapai College and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and currently manages a store focused on enjoying wild birds in Sedona.
Keep Sedona Beautiful welcomes the community and visitors alike to its free monthly Preserving the Wonder™ Speaker Series, which takes place at its historic Pushmataha Center on 360 Brewer Road in Sedona. Please note that the Speaker Series is now held the second Wednesday each month from September to June, beginning at 5:30 pm with wine and refreshments. The series presents an interesting diversity of programs relevant to the unique environment of our region. Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that, by acting through the stewardship of its members and volunteers, is committed to protecting and sustaining the unique scenic beauty and natural environment of the Greater Sedona Area. For more information about Keep Sedona Beautiful, please call 928.282.4938, or visit http://www.keepsedonabeautiful.org/.