Volume 44, No. 12
Published by The Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club, Houston
"A Kenyan Birding Safari"
Date: January 8,1996
Location: St. Philip's Methodist Church,
5501 Beechnut at Renwick
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Pre-meeting Learning Corner at 6:30 p.m.
Don Richardson will conclude our series
on identification of ducks and geese.
David Wolf is a senior member of the
Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT)
staff and is one of their most experienced
tour leaders in North America and the
Neotropics. His interest in mammals of
Africa led him to Kenya in 1975, where
he spent over a year studying the birds
and other wildlife of the African
continent. He has wide-ranging interest
in all aspects of natural history.
Kenya is one of David's favorite
destinations. No where else can such a
broad slice of the best of Africa be found
in a small, accessible area, including an
avifauna of more than 1100 species.
Start the new year off right with a
beautiful visit to Africa with David.
David lives on a small farm near
Nacogdoches with his wife, artist Mimi
Hoppe Wolf, their children, and assorted
horses, dogs and cats.
Sunday, January 7: "Beginners" OG Field Trip to West Harris County.
Meet at 7:30 a.m. in Bear Creek Park at the jogging trail parking lot. (From
Houston take I-10 west to Hwy. 6. Turn north, then turn right or east on Clay
Road. Continue past the golf course to the jogging trail parking lot.) Bring lunch.
Leaders, Dave Bradford and P.D. Hulce, will help the beginning birder identity
and find sparrows, waterfowl and raptors. Bill Eley, 662-0034.
Saturday, January 6: High Island Work Day. Meet at Boy Scout Woods
anytime after 8:00 a.m. The big project will be cleaning up the trash around the
cypress pond behind the motel. Bring gloves and wear old clothes. We'll plant
some trees as well. Lunch is provided. Winnie Burkett, 992-5640.
Wednesday, January 10: OG Weekday Field Trip to Barker Reservoir. 9:00
a.m. Half-day trip with Winnie Burkett. Meet in parking lot near Diamond
Shamrock gas station/ convenience store on the west side of Hwy. 6 at Briar
Forest, south of I-10 west. Be prepared for wet and muddy walking. Over 10
species of sparrows are possible. Tom Lewis, 497-2550.
Thursday, January 11: ONC Meeting. Allen Fulenwider and Joseph Munguia
will speak on Lake Houston State Park, its habitat and master plan. 7:00 p.m.
Bayou Manor, 4141S. Braeswood. Bobbie Duryea 471-6309
Saturday, January 27: ONC Field Trip to Lake Houston State Park. Leaders
Marilyn Crane and park rangers. Marilyn Crane, 360-2711.
Saturday, February 3: OG "Youth" Field Trip to West Harris County. Calltc
confirm details about the trip. David Veselka, 692-1384.
Monday, February 5: OG Membership Meeting. 7:00 p.m. St. Philip's United
Methodist Church, 5501 Beechnut at Renwick. Program will be announced.
Saturday, February 10: OG Field Trip to Attwater NWR. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at
the sign-in kiosk inside the refuge. Join David Veselka and Bill Eley to look for
sparrows, waterfowl and raptors. Directions in next newsletter. Bill Eley, 662-