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PAGE 8 -- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011 , CLOVERDALE REVEILLE CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA 17th Annual Heron Festival promises variety of a(',tivities The upcoming Heron Festival and Wildflower Brunch, on April 30 and May 1, sponsored by the Red- bud Audubon Society and the Clear Lake State Park Interpretive Associ- ation (CLSPIA) promises an array of fun and interesting nature-ori- ented activities, ranging from pon- toon boat tours on Clear Lake to a live birds presentation. Heron Festival is in its 17th year and since its founding by the Red- bud Audubon Society, the event has grown to become one of North- ern California's most popular na- ture festivals. The festival is held at the Clear Lake State Park at 5300 Soda Bay Road in Kelseyville. Pon- toon boat birding tours on Clear Lake are a popular feature of the festival, but a great variety of other activities and programs are offered. Boat tours are held on both days beginning at 8 a.m. and last for ap- proximately 90 minutes. Advanced reservations are strongly suggested for the boat tours. This may be ac- complished by going to the Heron Festival website at www.heronfestival.org. Price for a boat ride is just $15 per person. Other activities on Saturday include an Audubon Bird Walk with Brad Barnwell starting at 8:30 a.m., the popular Wild- flower Brunch from 9 a.m. until noon, a Na- ture Fair, which fea- tures exhibit booths highlighting educa- tion displays and in- formation from nature-related gov- ernment agencies, lo- cal environmental nonprofit groups, and nature-related artists and craftsmen. Keynote speaker on Saturday is highly acclaimed Lake County na- 00_ng00l (I FULLSERVICENAILSALON FORMEN&WOMEN UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Manicures Pedicures Deluxe Pedicures Gels Shellac & much more! 10% OFF thru May, 2011 For each 10 services, get the 11th FREE Man-Sat 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 894-9906 223 -B S. Cloverdale Blvd thru Apr 17 124 So, Cloverdale Bird OPEN EVERY DAY 894 4080 ww,gocloverdale,com ANIMAL I:ff)SPITAL OF CLOVERDALE FLEA SEASOI00 IS HERE!!! Enjoy $5 OFF Comfortis, Vectra, or Frontline in the month of April. Go to our website and print out the coupon today. Look for other money saving offers every month at The Heron Festival is a celebration of birds, wildlife and springtime on beautiful Clear Lake. Festival keynote speaker and photographer, Lyle Madeson captured this shot of a Great Blue Heron. ture photographer, Lyle Madeson. Don't miss his spectacular photos of the nesting cycle of herons and egrets, with special emphasis on mating behaviors, nest building, and fledging. His presentation will be given at the Visitor Center Auditorium at 10 a.m. In the Visitor Center there are interpretive displays of Lake Coun- ty's natural and cultural resources to enjoy. Children's activities will include a wide range of fun educational programs for children to learn about nature, including owl masks, peanut butter birdseed feeders to take home, and making a personal- ized bird journal. A family nature walk is available on Saturday at 12 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. Pontoon boat tours continue on Sunday along with more walks, the nature fair, and a 10 a.m. presenta- tion by Dr. Harry Lyons on "Myths and Music of Clear Lake." At 11:30 a.m. children of all ages will enjoy a nature-inspired Sing-along Puppet Show and at 1 p.m. a live birds pre- sentation, "Raptor Speak," by Na- tive Bird Connections will give visitors the opportunity to see rap- tor behavior up close. The "Raptor Speak" pr_ogram will reea,.at. p.m. and the puppet show at 3:15 p.m. All events except the pontoon boat tours and the Wildftower Brunch are free and open to the public. Registration for both the boat tours and the brunch are re- quired and can be made by going to the festival website or by calling 707-263-8030. The website also fea- tures the full schedule of events for the two day Heron Festival at Clear Lake State Park. www.heronfestival.org. Call for Appointment! 894-3951 Richard Nich011s, DDS Crown & Bridge Root Canal Dentures Bleaching Emergency Appointments CEREC Computer Design for New Crowns 894-3986 114 N. Main St. New Patients Welcome www.mycloverdoledentist.com [ Shop at home...support our Ioc.I businesses! Presented by Jeff and Tina Tate FLUID CHANGES SHOULD BE AUTOMATIC The best way to avoid premature failure of a vehicle's automatic transmission in- volves a complete fluid change (including flushing, filter change, cleaning lhe trans- mission pan, and installing a new pan gas- ket) at manufacturer-recommended intervals. This thorough fluid-changing pro- cedure also allows the auto technician to carefully inspect the transmission pan for metal debris. While all transmissions have some degree of metal in the transmission fluid (which is collected by an internal mag- net to keep it away from moving parts), ex- cessive metal may indicate a serious problem. If so, the sooner the problem is diagnosed, the better. Otherwise, regular fluid/filter/gasket changes help preserve the good working order of this essential compo- nent and guard against leaks. HINT: If the automatic transmission fluid level is low, a gurgling sound may occur due to the pump scavenging fluid inside the transmission pan. When's the last time you had your cars fluids replaced? Quick and simple maintenance like this is a vital part preventing major and expensive pros like catastrophic transmission faiture, our ASE-certified technicians have the experience you want to catch those little things, like too much metal in the transmission fluid, and thus prevent t big headaches down the line; For your convenience, we offer comp!imetay shuttle, as well as Early Bird and After Hours drop off. Call our offce for an. appointment today. Dealership Expertise, Hometown Jeff and Tina Tate are the owners of Cloverdale Automotive & Tires, /ocated at 210 So. Cloverda/e Blvd., Downtown Cloverdale 707-894-1072 The '00rager By Jim DeMartini The Forager and friend afield It's a love/hate thing. I love wild berries/I hate thorns! Now that the rains have come, and the ground- scroungers are poking the forest duff for edible fungi, I guess its safe to talk about the other sum- mer foraging opportunity in Sonoma without put- ting my own secret patches at risk: Berries. The hills and valleys around Cloverdale are a treasure trove of wild, and not-so-wild berries. The ubiquitous blackberry that seems to sprout up along every fence-line in the county is not a native plant. While there are 11 mem- bers of the blackberry family growing wild in California, the most common, the Himalayan blackberry is a Eurasian import. Blackberries are not actually a true fruit. They are an aggre- gate fruit which is composed of small drupelets. Blackberries have biennial canes and peren- nial roots. If you have them on your property, and try to elimi- nate them, the term "perennial" takes on a whole new meaning. These guys are tough. The native blackberries, thimbleberry for in- stance, are much smaller than the Himalayan and produce much less fruit. The thimbleberry and its native sisters are, however, important modern food and shelter sources for herbivores and omni- vores like squirrels, raccoons, and bears. Blackberries are most often found near a reliable source of ground-water and old homesteads. An- thropological studies show that humans have been eating blackberries for many thousands of years. ., Their canes take two years to produce fruit. They produce thorns the first year!! That's an ornery ....... pl/ffiE ..... ........ The local Pomo people ate serviceberries, goose- berries, salmon berries, sala berries, wild straw- berries, raspberries, thimbleberries, elderberries, black and purple nightshade berries, and huckle- berries. Serviceberry shrubs are deciduous with alter- nate leaves, lower side paler than upper, that are oval in shape. The leaf edges are scalloped. The bush blooms with white flowers between April and June and the berries, small and red are in clusters at the end of branches. The Pomo ate the berries fresh while other tribes mashed them to an edible paste or dried them to store. Serviceberries are usually found on dry, rock slopes. Gooseberries, both "thorny" and "smooth" were collected during the late spring and summer by tribes all over California. The thorny berries were rubbed in a collecting basket before they were eat- en in order to remove the spines that cover the fruit. The smooth gooseberries were eaten off the bush. Northern California tribes, including the Pomo and Hupa, also dried the fruit, as they did with most all other berries, made a dry pulp, and mixed the pulp with meat to make pemmican. The Pomo basket makers de- signed special baskets to collect the fruit and to winnow out husks and loose seeds from the final product. Thorny goose- berries look like round red sea urchins with their spines stick- ing out at every angle. The smooth berries have much less thorny protection. Gooseberries are generally located on dry slopes. Huckleberries are a fabulous treat that are most often collect- ed at the coast. If you look back through the douglas firs and redwoods on the hill- sides above the coastline, you can see the huckle- berry bushes crowded together and standing 3 or 4 feet high. The leaves are oval shaped and have small teeth on their edges but, NO THORNS! Huckleberries are just good eating. You can use them like a blueberry and eat them fresh or bake them into bread. A great favorite of the Pomo was the wild grape. Although the pre-European wild grapes are not as sweet as the wine and table grapes we are used to, the local tribes made jams and juice drinks outof r 'q+r H them. "Ac'dg [0:/farg&iet 'DUbIki'c[ aa- Larus Tolley, whose Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzani a ta Cider...A California Indian Feast, (2008, Heyday Books) is a beautiful and authoritative work, wild grapes were also used as bait in bird traps, and to catch fish, crabs, and octopus. Wild strawberries grow along the foggy coast but it's rare that you can find enough of them in a day to cover your Wheaties. Look for them on bluffs above the beach or deep in the redwood stands of Del Norte county. The nice thing about berries is that, even as the blood flows from a good thorn stick, gobbling down a mouthful of them is sweet revenge. For fishing and hunting seasons and regulations go to http://www.dfg.ca.gov/ Attorney James F. DeMartini can be contacted at 707 894-5000 The Cloverdale Historical Society showcases "America's Aviation Heritage" speaker series plehof Airfield, Berlin, Germany will relate how this massive effort by air saved two million Berliners from Russian dominance and cer- tain poverty. Cloverdale resident Dr. Daniel L. Bunting, PhD. a veteran of the Ber- lin Airlift and son of Colonel Loyd D. Bunting, Commander, U.S. Army Transportation Corp., Tem- "The Berlin Airlift of 1948; One place at a Time" or "The Story of the Candy Bombers," will take place on Tuesday, April 19, 7 p.m. at the Cloverdale History Center. RSVP to CHS, 894-2067 or Joaquin at 894-5653. Email the of- fice at cloverdalehistoricalsociety.org. There is a $3 suggested donation. Light refreshments will be served. All donations support educational and exhibit programs at the Clover- dale History Center, a 501 (c3) Corp. The History Center is located at 215 No. Cloverdale Blvd., Clo- verdale. The Tuskegee Airmen are com- ing!! Look for them in May. - Joaquin Espinosa CITYOF CLOVERDALE CITY OF C L O V E R.D A L Meeting of the City Council '- and joint meeting of the Community Development Agency Board of Directors and Cloverdale Improvement Authority REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011 CLOSED SESSION:5:30 P.M. CLOSED SESSION LOCATION: CITY HALL CONFERENCE ROOM, 124 N. CLOVERDALE BLVD., CLOVERDALE, CA 95425 PUBLIC BUSINESS SESSION: THEREWILL BE NO PUBLIC BUSINESS SESSION ONTHIS DATE.