Friday, February 26, 2010

Effie Yeaw Nature Center Fundraiser and Adventure California


Attended the Effie Yeaw fundraiser last night at the iMax downtown. Effie Yeaw is a nature center that cares for injured animals located in one of Sacramento's greatest jewels - Ancil Hoffman Park. The fundraiser had a screening of "Adventure California" which was pretty breathtaking in parts. They had aerial footage of air surfers (something that I hadn't heard of before) as well as some beautiful and moving footage of a woman scientist who helps endangered sea otter orphans return to the wild by modeling sea otter behavior with them. The narration spoke of California as a place of reinvention and innovation and it reinforced my awe and appreciation for this place. The nature center also had a King snake and a young orphaned possum for people to meet at the theater, and tho the snake didn't seem to mind, the possum wasn't exactly friendly. It was amazing looking tho. Very intense with a somewhat bizarre kind of beauty. Quite different to Australian possums which are much higher on the cuteness factor, tho this one in the picture above is pretty darn cute.

3 comments:

Zuzu's petals said...

My ex brought up a baby possum called blossom, very cute and tame when he was small, he grew up into a big wild possom and when he was ready walked back into the wilds of Davis without a look back.

Mira Reisberg said...

Karen that's a great story and could be developed into a fascinating kid's book, plus American possums are so amazing looking....

Mira Reisberg said...

Deborah - how lovely to hear from you. Yes am loving Kelly Rae's course too. Thanks for commenting. I like your use of language on your blog and looking forward to more of it.