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San Antonio Area PREMIER SCREENING!

Rara Avis: John James Audubon and The Birds of America

Thursday, June 4, 7 PM @ The San Antonio Zoo

Directed by two-time Oscar nominee Al Reinert Produced by Cina Alexander and John Aldrich

Rara Avis is the authoritative documentary about the life and work of naturalist, artist, and dreamer, John James Audubon. The life and career of John James Audubon, author of The Birds of America, is a triumphant American story. He came to this country when it was young, explored it when it was raw, and made art that reminds us today of where and how we began. His legacy is timeless and his story rich with drama, romance, adventure, the lush beauty of the natural world, and the frail grace of the human spirit.

There has never been a feature documentary film made about this remarkable man and his seminal work—an oversight its creators intended to correct in the manner he deserves. Rara Avis is an ambitious project that should inform and captivate viewers today just as Audubon’s paintings did when he unveiled them to the world. Just as The Birds of America created a sensation in the early 19th Century, this well-made film tells Audubon’s story, which still resonates two hundred years later.

We are extremely grateful to Producer Cina Alexander for allowing San Antonio Audubon Society and Bexar Audubon Society to premier this documentary about the life and career of John James Audubon, which had its WORLD PREMIER March 25, 2015, at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C. And also thank SAAS Member Jana SAAS Board Member Greg Gibbons for initiating the contact with Ms. Alexander and the San Antonio Zoo for providing space for the screening large enough to accommodate all who wish to attend. The screening is FREE, but there is a suggested donation of $5, which will be contributed to Mitchell Lake Audubon Center to support its education and conservation programs. Ms. Alexander will attend the screening which runs for 91 minutes.

 

 

Get out and voteThank you San Antonio! Nearly 75% of voters approved of taking care of nature for our childrens' future.

A vote to approve Proposition 1 will continue the successful program for protecting the aquifer and our drinking water for the future by re-authorizing a 1/8-cent sales tax in San Antonio to raise $100 million for land acquisition and enhancement to permanently protect significant portions of the watershed that contributes to the aquifer. Land protected for the aquifer protects wildlife habitat, preserves our Hill Country heritage and sustains our economy while keeping our Edwards Aquifer water supplies safe and abundant.

A vote to approve Proposition 2 for Creekways Hike & Bike Trails will continue the successful program for creating linear parks along San Antonio’s creeks and rivers by re-authorizing a 1/8-cent sales tax in to raise $80 million for land acquisition and construction to expand our spectacular trail system along the Salado and Leon creeks as well as locations along the city’s West Side creeks.

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Saturday, May 9th International Migratory Bird Day celebrated by the city of San Antonio

City of San Antonio International Migratory Bird Day DeclarationClick on the image to read the city's proclamation.

Thank you to Councilman Ron Nirenberg for sponsoring the City's recognition of International Migratory Bird Day

 

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Keep cats healthy! Keep them indoors. Visit the 'Cats Indoors' website to learn more.

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READ what the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has learned about feral cats in our state:

Ecological Impacts of Feral Cats

TPWD Feral Cat Briefing Paper

Feral & Free Ranging Cats - TWS Position Statement

Problems with Trap-Neuter-Release

Rabies in Humans and Wildlife

Toxoplasmosis in Feral Cats - Health Risks to Humans and Wildlife