Published by the Ornithology Group, Outdoor Nature Club
Houston, Texas Wanda Smith, editor
Vol. XXXV, No. 9
Thursday, Oct. 2
meeting at Bayou Manor, 4141
S. Braeswood at 7:30 PM. Mike
Austin will present "Arctic
Friday, Oct. 3: Deadline for Spoonbill
articles, announcements and
Clearing House reports.
Saturday, Oct. 4: Outdoor Nature Club/
Conservation Group float trip
down Buffalo Bayou from 10:00
AM to 3:00 PM; bring a lunch.
For more information please contact Jack or Mary Gillette at
Tuesday, Oct. 14: Outdoor Nature Club
meeting, 7:30 PM, Garden Center, Hermann Park. Patrick
Roeder will present "Dream Dive
Spots in the Caribbean."
Sunday, Nov. 2:
Ornithology Group field trip
to Welder Wildlife Refuge, Sinton, Texas. Gene Blacklock,
Environmental Education Coordinator for the refuge will be
our guide. The trip is limited
to 50 people. For reservations
call Derek Muschalek at 473-6876
and if your plans change, cancel
so that people on the waiting
list may go. To get there from
Houston take US 59 south to Hwy
175, just before Victoria, then
Hwy 77 south to a point 11 miles
past Woodsboro. Turn left across
the railroad tracks to the refuge. Sinton is 7.4 miles past
the refuge. For those who do
not want to camp, accomodations
are available at the Colonial
Motel in Sinton, 512-364-3456.
Campers may stay at the refuge
Friday night only. They must
arrive as a group before 9 PM,
and bring their own food, but
water and restrooms are there.
NO PETS ARE ALLOWED. Fall is
an especially good time for
birding the refuge; visitors
may see up to 100 species, including some western birds.
On Sunday Gene has offered to
lead our group ,on a half-day
trip near Lake Corpus Christi.
Let Derek know if you plan to
be there Sunday as well.
Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary
Visitors Days. Camping to begin on Friday evening. Directions to the sanctuary are in
the ONC/OG roster.
PWWS ANNUAL SEED SALE
If you missed the order deadline
for the seed sale, don't lose heart, because the Piney Woods Wildlife people
ordered some extra seed. They will have
several wild bird mixes, thistle seed
and sunflower seed available on order
pickup day, Saturday, October 11, 8:30
AM to 4:30 PM at the South Campus of the
North Harris County College, 2700 W. W.
Thorne Dr. For prices and additional
information, please call Lana Delgado
at home 354-8029 or at work 875-1101,
ext. 448. Proceeds from the sale go toward such worthy projects as wildlife
rehabilitation and environmental education programs for young people.
Those of you who got your orders in on time, please make note of the
date and time for pickup.