Mariposa & Yosemite

Two free events planned by Yosemite Audubon

The Yosemite Area Audubon Society has two free events planned for April.

Master falconer and naturalist Cat Krosschell of Fresno will present "Birds of Prey" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, at Wittenberg Hall at the Oakhurst Methodist Church on Road 426. Krosschell's presentation will include a live peregrine falcon, a red-tailed hawk and a great horned owl. For information, call (209) 742-5579.

A birding trip to Bass Lake and Wawona is scheduled for Saturday, April 17. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. at Highway 49 South and Tip Top Road to form carpools. The free trip is recommended for novice birdwatchers. Participants should bring binoculars, field guides and a packed lunch. For more information, call (209) 966-2547.