Volume XXVIII, No.'lo'
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP OF THE OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS
THIS IS YOUR LAST SPOONBILL!!!!
1+ Is your last SPOONBILL M_the date on your label Is 12-79. Those who find that
date on the label have not paid their 1980 dues, and we must regretfully remove those
names from our mailing list. If your failure to pay Is Just an oversight (and we
hope it is), get your check In the mall quickly....$7.00 for members, $4.00 for subscribers....made payable to Ornithology Group, and send to Mrs. J. M. Gillette,
3027 Longmont, Houston 77056.
Wednesday Birding Research Group meeting at Audubon House, ELMNS, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 20 ested birders are cordially invited.
Saturday Conchology Group field trip to Matagorda Beach. Birders are Invited to
Feb. 23 join the Shelters on this trip. At Matagorda Beach, participants will be
ferried across the river but there will be only one truck awaiting us on
the other side, which will accommodate approximately 20 persons. Preference will be given to those who have walking problems. The ferry will
let us off close to the mouth of the river where it joins the Gulf
and we can walk to the beach from there. There Is no limit as to the
number of persons who can be ferried across +he river, but we are asking
that everyone who plans +0 make this +rlp call Helen Eberspacher (774-3806'
so we will know how many +0 expect. Meet at Bailey's Bait Camp before
8:30 a.m. To get there, go to Matagorda, Texas, then take FM 2031, go
about seven miles to the Bait Camp on the right. 2 1/2 hours travel-time
from Houston to Matagorda Beach. Important: when you arrive, sign in
with Helen, for we will have to know who crosses over the river so we
will know when everyone Is back. Bring lunch, drinks, etc., and listen
to the weather reports so you will know how to dress. OG'ers who went
with the CG'ers several years ago to this spot, know how much fun this
trip can be.
Sunday 0O/0NC Field trip to HL&P ■Cooling Ponds, led by David Daughin. Meet at
Feb. 24 the south side rest area on 1-10, east of San Jacinto river at 7:30 a.m.
Please note corrected day and date (Incorrect Info, given In Jan. SPOONBILL
Monday, February 25: Deadline for articles, announcements, etc. for March .SPOONBILL
Monday, March 3: Deadline for March SPOONBILL of February observations
Wednesday Photography Group regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Bayou Manor auditorium,
March 5 4141 So. Braeswood. BM I .Mealy.wll I conduct a workshop on framing and
matting, so you can learn the right way to display your prize prints.
Thursday OG regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Bayou Manor auditorium. Fred Collins is
March 6 going to tell us about tropical birds In the UTC. Sounds very Interesting,
come join us. Bring your alumtnum and help swell the CO treasury.
Saturday This is the CG's long awaited OwlIng Trip, led by Ted Eubanks, Jr. Meet
March 8 at 5:00 p.m. at the little white church on Hwy 6, Just north of I — 10. Ted
says bring binoculars, no flashlights, and wear your "quiet" clothes! He
reminds us that conversation must be at a bare minimum, or none, with as
little extra movement as possible. There has been much Interest shown In
this trip, so plan now to do your part to enhance everyone's enjoyment by
following Ted's advice.
Tuesday ONC regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. at the Garden Center In Hermann Park. Mrs.
March II Betty Cawlfleld will present the program on "Wild Flowers of the Big