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International Vulture Day, September 3rd The Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) is the most widely found, in number and range, of all scavenging birds of prey. They occur only in the new World, found north to Canada and south to the tip of South America. The scientific name for Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura, can be translated in two ways. Both take the first part from the greek "katharsis" meaning to purify or to cleanse. One meaning takes aura to derive from the latin "aureus" or golden, translating to "golden purifier". The other derives from the greek "aura" , or breeze, translating...Read more...
Santa Clara Valley Archives Crawl October 22, 2016 October is American Archives Month. What is an Archive ? Archivists bring the past to the present. They are records collectors and protectors, keepers of memory. They organize unique, historical materials, making them available for current and future research. - Lisa Lewis Join us for our first Annual Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 22, 2016 and learn more. Visit each of our eleven participating archives, museum and special collections locations for special displays and programs. You May Join the Crawl at any of the eleven locations: Ainsley House 12:00 - 4:00 PM...Read more...