VOLUME. XXI, NO. 7
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY. GROUP. OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON. TEX.
WINTER TRIP TO RANCHO DEL OIELO
Gorgas Science Society announces a resumption of the popular winter
trips to Rancho del Cielo — the first week of January 1973. The
rancho, biological field station for Texas Southmost College, is located in America's northernmost tropical cloud forest, at about the
3800 foot level in the Sierra de Guatemala of southwestern Tamaulipas.
Guests are housed in station buildings, fed extremely well, and explore the forest with Mrs. J.O.E. (Barbara) Warburton, staff biologist, and other experienced naturalists. This is a rare opportunity
to know the wilds of Mexico without the problems which beset tourists.
A one-day trip by vehicle will be .made to the rugged pine-oak zone at
higher elevation. Cooking, driving, etc., are done by students of
Gorgas Science as contribution to maintenance of the station project.
Weather in January is usually mild and dry. As deciduous trees are
partially defoliated, birders find it an excellent time to study resident birds as well as wintering species from the eastern and western
College vehicles will meet the guests in the village of Gomez Farias
around noon on Sunday, December 31, for the trip up the mountain, and
will return them to Gomez Farias around noon on Saturday, January 6.
Cost is -$150.00 per person; this includes all expenses while in the
care of the college staff. Guests must provide their own transportation to and from Gomez Farias. Partib-fpants' will be encburaged to
meet the trip leader in Brownsville on the morning of December 31,
and proceed to Gomez Farias in group. Applications - limited to 18 -
will be accepted in order of receipt. For further details, reservations, etc., address all correspondence to:
Fred Webster, Jr.
'Austin, Texas 78731
(512) 451 1669
Checks should be made payable as fallows: Gorgas Science Society
$140.00, Fred 3. Webster, Jr. - .10.00.
T.O.S. FALL MEETING -WACO. TEXAS, November 23-26
Thursday, Nov. 23
Friday, Nov. 24
Saturday, Nov. 25
Sunday, Nov. 26
Holiday Inn #2
201 Interstate 35 E
Informal gathering in
Field trips J!£!iir
Banquet and program
Field trips for those interested
Registration fee will be $2.50 a person. Pre-registration may be
sent to Krs. Bessie M. Hall, 1615 Ross. Ave., Waco, Texas 76706