Volume XXV, No. 4
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP. OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS
(On most field trips mentioned in Coming Events, we are asked to bring lunch and Insect repellent. We are going to add. from now on, a litter bag for aluminum cans,
for aluminum can be found nearly everywhere we go. Save your collections, and bring
to the following OG meeting. This could add a lot to the club's Income derived from
the sale of aluminum).
Bird walk in Memorial Park. Meet at 7:30 a.m. In the picnic area of Memorial Park. Come join us for an early morning walk In the park. There
won't be a long list of birds, but a few leisurely hours will provide us
with the opportunity to see what there Is to be seen. This Is a good time
to ease Into the new season, renew our birding friendships,, get acquainted
with new members ,and any non-member subscriber who wishes to join us. It
Is also a good time for those who can't physically take a long field trip,
or novices who wish to bird alongside more experienced birders. This Is
for a few hours only, but some of you may wish to bring lunch and make a
longer day of It.
Wes Cureton, our field trip chairman, Is planning a scouting trip to the
National Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge, near Eagle Lake. This Is not
a full-fledged field trip, but Wes will welcome anyone who wishes to join
him In this "find out what's there" trip. It Is possible that some species may be added to the preliminary checklist being complied by Mr. Lee
Herzberger, who welcomes our aid In this project. Time will be early. If
you are Interested, call Wes - 862-5255.
Audubon field trip led by Dr. David Marrack. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at roadside park In High Island. Bring lunch. Insect repellant, and litter bags
Outdoor Nature Club regular meeting, 8:00 p.m., Garden Center, 1500 Hermann Drive. First meeting of the season looks to be very Interesting:
"Geology of the Big Bend". Mr. Art Link, geologist with Texaco, will present the program about this most unique area, which he promises will be
geared to the layman members of our group.
0G field trip to eastern Harris County, led by David and Dorothy Lefkovits.
Meet at 8:00 a.m. at rest stop (with comfort stations) on IH 10, east of
San Jacinto River. Bring lunch, Insect repellant, and litter bags for aluminum. This is a half-day trip to the Cedar Bayou area and Baytown Tunnel, looking for both land and water birds. As Dorothy says: "From the
prairie to the shining sea. or, to be realistic, from the prairie to the
Outdoor Nature Club field trip to Galveston Island State Park, coordinated
by the OG. Complete details will be in next month's SPOONBILL, but mark
this one on your calendar now, for It wl11 be a great opportunity to become acquainted with our newest state park and the large portion of It to
be left in a natural state for nature lovers. Mr. Peltier, the park superintendent wilI give us a welcoming talk on the park, what It offers,
and what their plans are. Each of the six study groups will, hopefully,
have representatives on hand to answer any "what is It?" questions.
Audubon field trip to Galveston and Bolivar led by Dr. Marrack. Details
OG regular meeting. Details next month.