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Laguna Chapalac - January 14, 2023

Chapala Birders

Tuesday, January 17, the Lake Chapala Birders will meet at 8 a.m. at the sculpture traffic circle in La Florresta, leaving immediately for the Rosa Amarilla Loop (a 60-minute drive).

Expect to see a variety of grassland birds and possibly a white-tailed hawk. Bring refreshments for the morning and sandwiches for the 12:30 p.m. lunch stop. The group will return about 3 p.m. To attend, you must reserve by emailing John Keeling (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at least two days ahead of time and indicate if you can bring a vehicle and can take others, or if you would like to be a passenger (there are not always enough vehicles).

Bird walks are open to all those interested in birds, both beginners and experienced birders. Just bring binoculars. There are always have knowledgeable birders on hand to identify the species.

Car trips are limited to four vehicles because larger convoys are hard to manage when trying to stop on country roads to look at the birds.

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Package express

Mexico Rescue Express can bring your personal items from the Western U.S. to Mexico on their 38-foot bus for a fee to help subsidize their dog rescue trips to the U.S. They offer to deliver anywhere along the route from Seattle to Lake Chapala. This service is not to deliver your U.S. Amazon packages or single items. This is for household items that folks are not able to move when flying or too much for them to bring in their car. For more information see mexicorescueexpress.org

Behind the Walls

The School for Special Children is holding its Behind the Walls Home Tours once again this season. See some of Lakeside’s most luxurious homes. Tour dates are January 26, February 23 and March 23. Tickets, 300 pesos per tour, are available at Charter Club Tours, La Bella Vida, Mia’s Boutique.

The tours meet at the Ajijic Pier, second parking lot, west of Calle Colon at 10:15 a.m. Masks are required. Information: Jessie, 376-766-1438.

Spay-Ghetti

Tails of Mexico presents its 8th annual Spay-Ghetti No Balls dinner, February 4, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Raquet Club. This charity helps keep street dogs to a minimum by offering spay and neuter clinics in Jocotepec. A silent auction begins 4 p.m. Apart from the all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner including Caesar salad,  garlic bread and dessert, there will be a live auction, live music and a cash bar and an amazing sunset view. Tickets, 450 pesos, are available at the Raquet Club office, Riberas Pet Store, Estrellita’s B&B, Yves’, the Art Connection, Simply Joyful, Frida’s in Jocotepec and Viva Mexico in San Juan Cosala. To reserve group tables, contact Kelli, 333-947-5596.

Dog Park

The Yaquiero Dog Park at Tobolandia has new hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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