VOLUME XVIV, No. 12
THE TIME HAS COMEII!!
DUES ARE DUE!11!
PUBLISHED B. THE ORNITHOLOGY GR^UP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON. TEXAS
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, APRIL 1, 1971
by Gladys Galbreath
Chairman Sarah Gordon called the Ornithology Group meeting to order at 7s30 P.M.,
April 1, 1971, in the Downtown Recreation Center,
Minutes of February 4 meeting were read and approved, after corrections.
Treasurer Kelba Drake read Treasurer's Report as of Feb. 1, - March 31i 1971i in
detail, showing bal-vice of $122.PC.
Vice Chrn.rnnq 1 .vis Brister reported 58 present which included 4 new members and 8
guests. Kiss Gordon extended a warm welcome to all,
Louise Rogers was thanked for her efforts in collecting glass which benefited the Group
by $2.50. She announced clear, airner and green glass was acceptable without any metal.
She mentioned "birders" can now be two-w^y lookersjup for birds, down for cans and
Field Trip Chairman Marilyn Crane reported a small crowd was on Silsbee outing where
60 species were seen, including Red Cockaded Woodpecker and Bachman's Sparrow, Next
Field Trip lead by Linda Snyder is April 25 to High Island to look for Soring migratory
birds. Meet at 8s00 A.M. Ed Witte Memorial Park, Highway 61 just south of Interstate
10 off Hankamer exit.
Spring Bird Count Saturday, Kay 1, Spoonbill will give details,
OG holds its meetings the first Thursday of even months, however, in June there is to
be an exception. Gladys Galbreath has invited all to have a picnic at the Family Ranch
on June 5 at 2s00 P.M. until Bring your supper and chairs. There will be birding,
talking, etc. Road directions to be in the Spoonbill,
Kr, and Mrs. Clayton Gilman gave the 0G Library a book entitled "The Birds" which is
appreciated. We now have 6 books.
Rare Bird Alert Chairman K-irgaret Anderson reported on birds in the area, and one of
much interest was an Iceland Gull seen in Treasure Island Addition, Galveston. North
and South Boulevard offers good birding now.
Outdoor Nature Club will present "Legend of Lobo", as well as a short on "Life Cycle
of Butterflies" April 14, 8:00 P.M., 2710 West Alabama. This is a benefit show for
Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary,
The Chairman of Schwing Reading Room, Museum of Natural Science regquested books on
various sciences. Due to finances of 0G, no action was taken.
Pat Ridge, Director of Region 8 of TOS, requested that 0G sponsor the fall meeting of
TOS to be held Thanksgiving weekend. He will be Chairman, and there will be no cost
to 0G, but will t^ke time and efforts of the members.
A motion was made by Gladys Galbreath and seconded by Irving Greenbaum to assist TOS.
28 voted for, opposed none - carried,
Kr. Gilran announced the chartered bus trip te Fredericksburg area April I7-I8. Seats
are still available,