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August 13 – Come visit Africa with me!

Come visit Africa with me!

In February 2015, I was fortunate enough to travel to Africa with a group of friends, my daughter, and world-renowned nature photographer and a random dude from Norway. This was a Big Cat photography safari to the Maasai Mara in Kenya Africa. The Mara is a reserve just north of the Serengeti, which you have probably seen in photos and films. It\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s the epitome of big cat country and we were not disappointed. This was not a birding tour, but it just so happened that Henry, our driver, was also a birder and was great at finding and identifying local species of birds. So I racked up about 100 species of birds to add to my life list while I was in Africa, in addition to seeing other amazing animals.

On August 13, 2015, we will have a lagniappe BRAS program. I will present my photos as well as some of my friends photos and talk about our adventures in Africa. Please join me. 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Location: Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center - Education Building
Time: 6:30 pm
BRAS Members Only: No


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September 14 – 4-part Birding Basics class w/ Field Trips

This 4-part class will be held on Sept 14, 21, 28, and Oct 5, 2015 with several field trips on the following weekends. Classes are held Monday nights from 6:30 to 8pm in Tureaud Hall on the LSU Baton Rouge campus. This class is designed to be an introduction to birding (or bird-watching).

We\\\'ll start with \\\"Tools of the Trade\\\" (binoculars and field guides and how to use them) and bird identfication and then take a look at some great Louisiana birds and where to find them.
Instruction is provided by BRAS President and Education chair, Jane Patterson.

Registration is through the LSU Leisure Class system -- Fee is charged.

Location: Tureaud Hall - LSU-BR Campus
Cost: $55 for LSU Union members; $68 for non-members
BRAS Members Only: No