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Bulletin; Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9B Plumas Audubon to meet in Chester Preston Mutinda and Gerald Corsi will discuss this African lioness and cub, along with many of the continent's other mammals, during their "On Safari in Kenya" presentation far the May 18 Plumas Audubon meeting in Chester. M. Kate West Staff Writer chesternews@plumasnews.com Plumas Audubon will host a meeting Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the Almanor Recre- ation Center, 450 Meadow- brook Loop in Chester. "Those attending will be in for a special treat as Preston Mutinda and Gerald Corsi use slides and stories to present 'On Safari in Kenya,'" said spokesperson Terry Williams. The presentation will high- light many species of birds and wildlife in Africa. "So, come admire many of Kenya's 1,100-plus species of birds, to include: mousebirds, bee-eaters, rollers, go-away birds, bustards and hornbills -- birds as varied as the tiny 4- inch malachite kingfisher to the 8-foot ostrich," added Williams. She said magnificent mam- mals such as the big cats, ele- phants and herbivores would also be discussed. About the presenters Preston Mutinda, owner of Preston's Birding and Wildlife Safaris, has been guiding cus- tom birding, wildlife and photographic safaris in Kenya for more than 30 years. One of only 13 professional guides to have achieved Gold in the Kenya guide rating sys- tem, he is known as being one of the best birders in Kenya, and is lnowledgeable about every other aspect of his coun- try from tribal customs to his- tory and to all the wildlife visi- tors might encounter on their , trip. He also gives back to his community, having construct- ed an environmental educa- tion center in his hometown outside Nairobi, aimed at helping local children learn about conservation and the wildlife that they so rarely have the opportunity to see for themselves. Mutinda's presentation on Kenya's birds and other wildlife will be illustrated by the professional photography of Gerald Corsi, a retired San- ta Rosa oral surgeon. Corsi has had the good for- tune to travel with Preston on several extended safaris, and will also provide some in- sights into Kenya travel gath- ered over innumerable photo- graphic trips that began back in 1970. After the long months of winter in Plumas County, residents will be treated to a safari slideshow May 18 of Africa's birds, such as this African fish eagle. Photos by Gerald Corsi Suspect in Loyaltq:,n arson arrested After responding to a suspi- along with deputy sheriffs, re- Fire personnel determined by residents. Deputies identi- cious fire April 29, Sierra sponded, the cause of the fire as "suspi- fied a"person of interest." County sheriff's deputies en- The Loyalton Fire Depart- cious" due to its location and With the help of local reel- listed the aid of residents to ment made initial attack on several articles of personal dents, deputies located and in- track down and arrest a sue- the fire and contained it to ap- property located at the scene, terviewed this person later pected arsonist in Loyalton. proximately one-eighth acre. Deputy sheriffs assisted in the that evening. Deputies then On Sunday, April 29, at The fire was approximately investigation and obtained arrested StevenDenton, 19, of about 4:i5 p.m. the Sierra 100 yards to the west of the statements from several near- Loyalton, for arson. County Sheriff's Office re- apartment complex in a wood- ceived an emergency 911 call ed area. reporting a brush fire near the TheU.S. Forest Service was Diamonds are Mom's Loyalton Senior Apartments notified and a fire prevention at 100 Hill St. inLoyalton. The officer responded from Truckee Best Friend! Loyalton Fire Department, to assist the fire department. , :, All Earrings ,:-- 5832 - - 9933 = : :, : ': in-stock ....... Gift Certificates Available ," OrOer early for Mother's Day ri..  e " David ice weEe,00 .... ....... Call Add l e :,, ., ,'" 216 Main St. Chester 258-4367 ' 65 North Pine St.. Portola ?ri, " Serving Chester Since1980 ExpiresS-12-12 The African black crake will be among the many birds viewed during a May 18 Plumas Audubon meeting. FREE SERT for all Moms this Mother's Day.* Sunday, May 13 Treat Mom on her day to Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner 7am-gpm 2061 E. Main St." 283-1949 Mom Deserves the Best... 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