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This Months Meeting:
OCTOBER 27, 2016
(OPEN to guests - $15.00 fee)
“Fascinating Discoveries from the
Frontlines of Hummingbird Rescue"
Speaker: Terry masear
Terry Masear has been rescuing hummingbirds in the Los Angeles area since 2005. Each year Los Angeles Hummingbird Rescue receives 3000 calls, rescues and rehabilitates 500 orphaned and injured hummingbirds, and saves hundreds more over the phone. During the past 2 decades Southern California’s devoted network of volunteers has released 10,000 rehabilitated hummingbirds from 7 species back into the wild.
Terry’s book, Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood, offers fascinating insights into the mysterious lives of hummingbirds. Terry and her legion of rescuers, interacting daily with these tiny creatures, are helping to advance the science and our understanding of hummingbirds. Since its release in June 2015, the book has been featured in National Geographic and Audubon magazines; the Washington Post, New York Post, and Los Angeles Times; as well as on NPR, MSNBC, and dozens of other broadcasts and podcasts.
Before being overtaken by this second career, Terry received her Ph.D. from UCLA, where she taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in education, research writing, and English as a Second Language.