Library Friends General Meetings Are Back!
We are pleased to announce that the Town of Payson is now allowing meetings to once again be held in the meeting rooms.
On Monday, August 15, 2022, the Library Friends of Payson are pleased to welcome back Cameron Mower, Eastern Arizona College assistant professor of biology, who will give a presentation on the reptiles and amphibians of the Rim Country. Cameron is an enthusiastic instructor of classes on the flora and fauna of Arizona. His love of nature extends back to his childhood, where he grew up on a ranch in New Mexico.
Cameron will introduce us to the variety of herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians) in the Rim Country and help us understand their unique physiology and role in our ecosystem. We will learn how to identify several common reptiles and amphibians by sight, and a few amphibians by sound. Cameron will share with us some websites with pictures and recordings of our reptiles and amphibians here in Arizona. Amphibian populations are declining at alarming rates across the globe, with Arizona being no exception. Cameron will share some ideas about what we can do to help protect these sensitive animals here in our state.
The Library Friends of Payson presentation for the community, which is held in the expanded community room of the library, will start with a short business meeting at 10:00 a.m.; the program begins at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to both the business meeting and the presentation. If you have any questions, please call the library at 928-474-9260.
Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month, except July & December.
Coming Up Next…..
Monday, August 15th – Cameron Mower, Eastern Arizona College Associate Professor of Biology, will share his knowledge and photos of native plants of the Rim Country.
Monday, September 19th – Julie Bradley, who has sailed around the world with her husband Glen, will share their search for paradise in plaes not covered in travel brochures, from isolated atolls and crystal blue water of the South Pacific to volatile areas of the Middle East. Also, Julie will bring her new book about their travels through the Indian Ocean, “Crossing Pirate Waters.”
Monday, October 17th – Amy Burnett, from Arizona Fish and Game, will present a program on living with wildlife in the Rim Country. She will address issues such as feeding elk and keeping our pets (and ourselves) safe.
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