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The Spoonbill, Vol. 44, No. 9, September 1995 - Image 5. September 1995. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 19, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1918/show/1914.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 44, No. 9, September 1995
Contributor (Local)
  • Mueller Boyce, Judith
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date September 1995
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 12, Folder 17
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Original Collection Outdoor Nature Club Records
Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections/
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Transcript A Birding Moment. by Sandi Hoover When encouraged to think about personal birding highs, I discover my mental "snapshots" are minor incidents, full of the textures of the day. One sunwashed picture I especially treasure captures a scorching summer day at Torrey Pines State Park with the sun singeing holes in my shirt's shoulders. The heat made bearable by the ocean breeze, refreshingly chilled. The wind was full of the sound of surf rumbling at the bottom of the cliff and the spicy aroma of the sage- covered hillside. Standing still on this narrow sandy trail I try to locate faint high-pitched calls carried on the wind—one minute I am alone—the next I'm surrounded by a wave of Bushtits and Verdins rolling up the hill, intently examining all the crevices and leaf bottoms and seed heads on the dusty, gray sage. They're all around me, so close I couldn't focus even if I dared to raise my binoculars. As some work diligently alone, others scrap with neighbors. The whole flock buzzes and flits and sings and flows past with no acknowledgment of my existence! What a thrill to be invisible for a minute—just another part of the inedible landscape— gifted with a brief close up view of their daily life... Sandi Hoover is Vice President, Membership of Houston Audubon Society, a member of the Ornithology Group and Executive Director of the Bayou Preservation Association. Be Not a Trespasser! When you are birding, respect for private property should be your foremost concern. A life bird, a birding census or a lengthy trip to see a rare species do not excuse you from respecting a landowner's right to privacy. Though your intentions may be innocent (I don't litter or destroy property. I just look at birds.), they give you no special privileges. Acimittedly, the temptation to go wherever there are birds is increasing as habitats are destroyed and the number of choice birding spots dwindle. You should no more consider entering another person's fields or woods uninvited than his home or automobile. Here are a few guidelines for all birders: *■ Assume unposted land is private unless marked or known to be public. *■ Understand that trespassers are a major concern for landowners. ► Seek permission to enter. Many owners will cheerfully grant access to birders when intentions are made clear. Use care around their livestock and crops. Close gates behind you. ► Use care when parking cars on roadsides. Your car can damage shrubs and lawns. On public lands, stay on marked trails. Use care around environmentally-sensitive areas: dunes, propagation areas, wetlands, etc. *■ Set an example for other birders. Only through responsible behavior can birders stay out of public scrutiny and not become personae non gratae! Winging It, July 1994. Native Plant Sources Nancy Newfield's program on hummingbirds at the September 11 OG meeting prompted questions about the plants preferred by hummingbirds and where these plants are available. Here are some of the nurseries in the Houston area specializing in native plants or known to have them available from time to time. Anderson Landscape and Nursery 2222 Pech Road Houston 984-1342 Buchanan's Native Plants 611 East llth Street Houston 861-5702 Joshua's Native Plants 111 Heights Blvd. Houston 862-7444 Wright Landscape for Texas 2922 High Plains Drive Katy 578-7304 Teas Nursery 4400 Bellaire Blvd. Houston 664-4400 Antique Rose Emporium Rt. 5 Box 143 Brenham 409/836-5548 Some of the plants preferred by hummingbirds that do well in the Houston area are: Trumpet vine, Hamelia patens (Mexican Firebush), Anisacanthus wrightii (Flame Acanthus), Salvia coccinea (Tropical Sage), Salvia guarantica, red cannas, Turk's cap, pentas, Lantana horrida, Cuphea ignea (Mexican Cigar), Pumpkin vine, Morning glories, and of course, Justicia Brandegeana (Shrimp plant).