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The Spoonbill, Vol. 38, No. 8, August 1989 - Image 5. August 1989. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 25, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2425/show/2423.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 38, No. 8, August 1989
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 8, August 1989
Contributor (Local)
  • Price, Libby
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date August 1989
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 12, Folder 5
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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 THE CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE It was a dark and stormy night ... thank God not too dark nor too stormy, but enough to cause Bayland Park and Community Center to close its gates early for the day. Ed Rozenburg was on his toes and called KTRH when he found out our meeting was canceled. We hope no one was at the meeting place to find it vacant. At meeting time the weather in Southwest Houston appeared normal enough, but with a foreboding air. Some parts of town had been severely drenched, while others were relatively unaffected. Braes Bayou at that hour was a raging river little more than a meter from cresting. A trip along the path of Chantal's eye on the day after revealed little major damage—a few power lines downed, signs flattened, tin roofs partially turned up. The willow stand at Anahuac NWR caught a good beating. There was a large pecan tree downed at Smith Oaks, but that was the only whole tree seen destroyed. There were plenty of branches cut though. When Mother nature trims trees she goes after'em all at once. There'll be some cleaning up to do at the Audubon woods. Let's watch for an announcement of their needs; we may have a chance to be more friendly with our friends there. On a more positive note was the appearance of the beach. There was only one evidence of storm surge washover along Hwy 87 between High Island and the ferry. The surge and extended wave action had swept the vast bulk of accumulated beach trash up to the vegetation line. That may be good news for "Beach Buddies" at the annual fall cleanup on September 23 this year. It will be an interesting 'experiment to see how much new trash will be deposited on our beaches in the 53 days from storm surge to volunteers' cleanup. The Ornithology Group and the Outdoor Nature club have been active participants in this project in the past. We birders are looking for a good showing again in 1989, and we are asking you to help. Celeste and George Hinds will serve as our OG coordinators. Please call them for details (984- 1634) or meet us on the beach at Bolivar Flats at 9:00 a.m. We've had a good bit of fun at this work in years past. Can you really believe that? Are you willing to see our beaches in the kind of shape we've never known them in? Bring gloves, comfortable footwear and perhaps some insect repellent. Experience has shown that that you, and a bunch of our friends, will make a real difference. Oh, you extra hardy types, don't forget to bring binoculars and a lunch also. You may wish to join me to study shorebird migrants when the work is done. Please plan on coming to Bolivar Flats on the 23rd and bring a friend or two. We'll be looking for you. Richard Uzar, Chairman FOR OG information, checklists, maps, contact Maxine Davis. 10602 Cedarhurst, Houston 77096, 723-8559. SEND bird sightings for Clearing House to: Clearing House (OG), P.O. Box 271374, Houston TX 77277. TEXAS RARE Bird Alert Tape, sponsored by Piney Woods Wildlife Society and Houston Audubon Society: (713) 821-2846. FOR LOCAL nature societies' meetings and field trips call the Audubon Society's "Voice of the Naturalist" tape: 932-1392. SEND material for Spoonbill to Editor, Libby Price. 3715 Sunset, Houston 77005, 665-1159. SEND dues, subscriptions and address changes to Jerry Patrick. 814 St. Francis, Houston 77079. Members' annual dues: $15 (ONC $5, OG $10). Spoonbill subscriptions for non-members: $13. ATTWATER'S PRAIRIE CHICKEN A report by Stephen E. LaBuda, Jr., Manager of the Attwatter NWR, presents a gloomy picture of the present status of the Attwater's Prairie Chicken. The weather in recent years has been disastrous for the chickens during their nesting season, and predators have done their share to reduce nesting success. The total population has dropped to 432, and it is most likely that the species will be extinct by the year 2003, even though efforts are being made to address their needs. Anyone who would like to read the entire report will find it in the library at the September meeting. THE SPOONBILL STAFF Editor Assistant Editor Clearing House Editors: Gottschling, Rene Wally Gardner Layout Artist Typing Labels Mailing Checklist Committee: Noel and Ed Rozenberg Libby Price Ellen Red Lynne Aldrich and Peter and Andrew Franks, and Connie Clark Libby Price Peggy Milstead Connie Schimbor Pettingell, David Dauphin ARBORETUM CLASSES/PROGRAMS/TRIPS The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is offering a full schedule of programs, classes (birding as well as plants) and birding trips. The schedule is on the literature table at meetings for your information, or call 681-8433 to learn what is offered. Some are free and some require a fee. Birding classes are taught by staff member Doug Williams; trips are led by Doug and Bob Honig. The Arboretum is a good birding spot within Houston and beginners can improve their skills with the help of these experienced instructors.