Our meeting will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the City Service Center, 448 Highway 75 North. We begin with a light supper at 6:30, followed by our meeting and program at 7:00. Our menu for this month will be “Make your best Dagwood Sandwich” with meats, bread and condiments provided by board members. As always, salads, side dishes and desserts are most appreciated to help round out our meal.
Birding in Florida, with our own Victor and Marion Czaja. Shore birds and tropical birds of every kind will be seen in the slide show. Come and enjoy!!
April Field Trip:
Its time for our annual High Island birding trip next Saturday, April 20th! Spring migration is one of the best times to visit the Houston Audubon sanctuaries on the island and other nearby birding areas. We will meet at Starbucks in Huntsville at 7:00 am and carpool the 2 and 1/2 hour drive to High Island. We don't usually get back to Huntsville until late afternoon, so plan for a long day. Bring a lunch and drinks (I will have an ice chest) for a picnic lunch, insect repellent, hat, lawn chair, comfortable shoes...you know, the usual! The Houston Audubon sanctuaries have a $5 entry fee plus they have some really cool shirts and caps for sale so bring some money. To sign up for this trip, please call Carol at 936-295-3958 or sign the list at the meeting.
Our meeting location is the City of Huntsville Service Center located at 448 Highway 75 North. The Service Center is on the east side of Highway 75 across from the Walker County Storm Shelter and Hearts Museum. There is plenty of parking in front of the Service Center and we will meet in the large conference room on the second floor. The second floor conference room can be accessed by an external or internal staircase, and an elevated platform lift for anyone needing assistance.
View map of new location
Memorial Conservation Fund: Remember, donations can be made to our memorial conservation fund in memory or in honor of anyone. If you are inclined to make a donation, please contact Carol Reed, our treasurer, at 936.295.3958. We have funds for completion of Phase 1 of the Jack Prouty Memorial Bird Blind being built at Huntsville State Park, but more funds will be needed for completion of Phase 2 of the project. Please keep us in mind when making your contributions.
From the EarthShare Texas website: “The popular H-E-B tear pad program returns to H-E-B Stores throughout Texas and including Central Markets during April 2013. In 2012 we raised over $76,000 for our 70 participating organizations who do great environmental work in Texas and beyond. Our continuing thanks to H-E-B and the many wonderful customers who supported us in 2012.”
Our members have the opportunity to contribute at our local H-E-B store using the tear pads at each checkout counter. Our Chapter does receive a portion of the funds collected!
Audubon Foundation of Texas