Wild Speaker Series

Fowl Claims: A Screening and Discussion on Public Lands

Join Friends for our December Wild Speaker Series, “Fowl Claims: A Screening and Discussion on Public Lands” online in a Zoom presentation. Fred Bell, documentary filmmaker and nature recordist, will be our presenter as we learn about his latest project release, Fowl Claims. Fowl Claims follows Jim Boone, a scientist on a mission to save birds from dying in mining claim markers. For years, prospectors staked their claims with hollow pipes, which inadvertently became bird traps. Thousands of these murderous pipes are scattered across Nevada’s landscape. Now, Jim Boone is on a mission to knock down every remaining marker and save thousands of birds from certain death. The presentation will feature the 12-minute film as an icebreaker for our chat. In addition to the documentary film, Mr. Bell will provide us an update of his projects in film and nature recordings. This will be an entertaining event you will not want to miss!

Fred Bell spends a lot of his free time quietly sitting and recording the natural sounds of the desert, especially throughout the Amargosa River basin.  It’s a peaceful diversion from his full-time duties operating the video system for the Blue Man Group show in Las Vegas, which has been halted in the times of the pandemic. Seeking a new use for his recordings, he dusted off old skills of making documentaries in hopes that short films will contribute to conservation efforts in the southwest. He has completed documentaries on the Amargosa River and Jim Boone's mining marker project so far. Using art for activism is Fred's way of giving back to the natural world he loves so much.

We will see you there!


The Wild Speaker Series will go online during the COVID-19 Pandemic for the safety of our staff and supporters. Please join us on Zoom for an online interactive experience. We will return to REI - Boca Park in the near future.

Wild Speaker Series - December 3, 2020 - Fred Bell

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You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Dec 3, 2020 06:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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General Information

Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park (online for now!) in their Community Room. This is a great event for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts.

Doors open at 6:45 giving you enough time to socialize and grab a snack before the presentation begins at 7 pm.

Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!

December 03, 2020 at 6:45pm - 8pm
Shi-Lynn Campbell · · 7025155417
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