Volume XXVI, No. 12
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS
A MATTER OF BUSINESS — This Is "dues" time again!
As most readers of this newsletter know, you must be a member of Outdoor Nature Club .
to be a member of the Ornithology Group. ONC dues of $5.00 were due In January. OG
dues of $2.00 are due by May 1. If you have not already paid your ONC dues as well
as your OG dues, as a convenience to you, you may send one check for $7.00, covering
both dues (made payable to Ornithology Group) to Mrs. J.M. Gillette, 5027 Longmont,
Houston, 77056. Mrs. Gillette will then forward your ONC dues to the ONC treasurer.
Do not send OG dues to ONC.
Non-member subscribers to THE SPOONBILL should send their check for $4.00 per subscription (made payable to Ornithology Group) to Mrs. Gillette at the above addres..
Members and non-member subscribers who have joined OG since the first of 1978, are
considered paid up through April 1979.
It would be most helpful In preparation of the roster If you are prompt in remitting
your dues. Do It today! For your convenience, a form Is printed on the last page.
Saturday OG field trip to High Island area. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at roadside park In
April 15 High Island. Bring lunch and insect repellent, and hope for a rainy fallout.
Brazosport Birders regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of Arts and
Sciences on College Drive In Clute.
Come for either or both
,-j.Brlng food, water, and enjoy
ONC Visitor's Day at Little Thicket Sanctuary
days, camping will be permitted- Frl. & Sat
spring In these beautiful surroundings.
Brazosport Birders field trip to the Freeport Municipal Park. Meet at the
park at 7:30 a.m. (Freeport, in a beautifIcation program, has "groomed"
the park, and the B.B.'s are somewhat worried that the removal of so much
underbrush may make the park less desirable to spring migrants. Le+'s hope
+he warblers s+II I find plenty to attract them.)
Tuesday Next SPOONBILL deadline for notices, articles, etc.
Sunday HAS Big Day Count. Same rules apply as last year, though meeting place
April 30 will be changed. Call Elaine Robinson, 461-2589, for details on count and
Wednesday Next Clearing House deadline.
Weekend OG field trip to Meridian State Recreation Area.
May 6-7 If you have any questions, call Ted Eubanks, Jr.,
Meet at noon at the park.
Tuesday ONC regular meeting Is a Potluck Supper celebrating the 55th anniversary of
May 9 the founding of the Outdoor Nature Club. Gather at 6:00 p.m. at the Garden
Center, bring a covered dish of your choice, adequate for 6 people. This
Is a good time for all members of the ONC to get together In fellowship.
Saturday OG annual picnic at the Hale Ranch Park Site from 11:00 a.m. +o 3:00 p.m.
May 13 Please meet a+ FM 762 Cgoing east) a+ US 59. Do not go +o +he Park Si+e as
we mus+ en+er en masse. Meet no later than 10:30 (+he park Is app. 17 miles
from that point). At the park we will have our picnic, then bird some °f