New CalNat Service Pin

This is the 2016 service pin for Certified California Naturalists. We have to do 40 hours of nature-based volunteer work for the year in order to get the pin. So far this year I have put in over 570 hours… Pretty sure I’m getting the pin. Hah!

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Patting Myself on the Back

My photo of the juvenile Red-Shouldered Hawk was shared on the Cosumnes River Preserve’s FB page and got 55 likes and some nice comments.  The preserve called my photo “phenomenal” and someone else called it “Magnificent!”.  So, that made me happy.

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Wow! A French Ornithologist Read My Article!

I got this email from a gentleman in France today about the article I’d written on Herons: From: micreg <micreg@voila.fr> Subject: Bait fishing Green Heron -Mary K. Hanson Date: September 16, 2014 2:08:36 PM PDT To: obit@davisenterprise.net Reply-To: micreg <micreg@voila.fr> Hi Mary, I’m a french ornithologist and I’m working on bait fishing behaviour of herons. […]

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