Volume XXVII, No.
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB
[On all Upper Texas Coast field trips remember to bring lunch. Insect repellent,
and sack for aluminum litter.]
Brazosport Birders regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. In the classroom of the
Center for the Arts and Sciences at 400 College Drive, Clute. John Ray,
who is an Instructor at Brazosport Junior College, will talk on bird
physiology and anatomy. Houston birders are welcome, just take Hwy 288
south, turn right on College Drive (shortly after you pass FM 2004 intersection you will come to College Drive....there is a traffic light there)
Brazosport Birders joint field trip with the Houston Audubon Society to
West Columbia, Dow Nature Trail, Freeport City Park and Freeport marsh
and area. Meet at 8 a.m. at the rest area in Bailey's Prairie on Hwy 35,
west of Angleton. This will be an all day trip so bring lunch (and in-
sect repel lent!).
ONC field trip +o Hookswood and The Woodlands. Meet at 8:30 a.m. a+
Hookswood. Go nor+h on 1-45, +ake Exit 70A (Tomball exit), turn left
under freeway on FM 2920, go 7 1/2 miles, turn left a+ Hookswood's brown
and whi+e gates. Park at farmhouse .2 mile inside gate. After walking
the trails, we will leave at 11:30 and proceed to The Woodlands, where
the Woodlands Ecology Group wiI I lead us on their Nature Trail and show
us areas of birding interest. Wear comfortable shoes and bring lunch,
and insect repellent.
Photography Group regular meeting, 7j
4141 S. Braeswood.
30 p.m. In Bayou Manor auditorium,
Thursday 0G meeting, 7:30 at Bayou Manor auditorium, 4141 S. Braeswood. Due to a
Nov. 2 conflict of dates which arose after the September SPOONBILL was mailed,
Ben Feltner, who was to have presented our November program, switched
dates with David Riskind, and gave the October program. We will have
David as our November speaker, and are looking forward to having him
with us. His topic will'be on'State Parks, as described in the Sep+ember
DEADLINE for Clearing House October observations.
DEADLINE for SPOONBILL notices, articles, etc.
Weekend ONC field trip to Goose Island S+a+e Park. Meet a+ 9:00 a.m. at the
Nov. 11-12 Recreation Bldg. in the Park. The Conchology Group has planned a full
weekend for shellers, birders, and photographers, but aiI ONC members
are welcome. For camping at the park, phone: 1-512-729-2858 or write
Goose Island State Recreation Area, Rt. I, Box 105, Rockport, Texas
78382. Reservations are on a first come basis, so send $6.00 to the
above address to insure a campsite. Nearest motel Is Seagun Sports
Inn, there are others listed in Nature Notes, along with full details
of the weekend.
Brazosport Birders Report: The last meeting of the BB's gave us an opportunl+y to
see some beau+iful pictures of birds many of us may never see. Glynn Irby, one of
our members, made a trip to Europe this summer and brought back slides of birds and
some spectacular scenery to share with us. One of his side trips was to Rrfst, a