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The Spoonbill, Vol. 6, No. 11, March 1958 - Image 5. March 1958. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 29, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4974/show/4964.

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(March 1958). The Spoonbill, Vol. 6, No. 11, March 1958 - Image 5. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4974/show/4964

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 6, No. 11, March 1958
Contributor (Local)
  • Aiken, Carl H., III
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date March 1958
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 9, Folder 9
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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/
Use and Reproduction No Copyright - United States
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Transcript Page 3 February 9 - Vic Emanuel and Steve Williams found 1 CATTLE EGRET and 2 Bough-winged Swallows on Galveston Island. February 12 - Norma Oates reports that from 8 to 20 Purple Finch, including at least three colorful males, fed in the sycamore trees across the street from her house at 5908 Charlotte. The birds stayed until February 23. February 16 - Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoffman observed a Roadrunner at the extreme western end of Memorial Drive (where Memorial Drive meets Addicks-Howell Road). John O'Neill reports that Purple Finch are fairly abundsint in the Memorial Drive area and extremely large flocks of Cedar Waxwings are often seen - one flock covering 14 trees. Clinton and Mrs. J. A. Snyder found 2 CATTLE EGRETS on Galveston Island, near the intersection of 8 Road and 9-Mile Road. They were about 200 yards from cattle. February 22 - Ronald Fowler noted one Wood Duck near Lake Houston. February 23 - Joe Heiser recorded a White-eyed Vireo and a Catbird at the Little Thioket Nature Sanctuary. The two birds were seen as well as heard. Austin Evans noted 2 CATTLE EGRETS on highway 73 near Port Arthur„ February 25 - A Ruby-throated Hummingbird was observed by David Safley in his yard at 6410 Auden. Austin Evans recorded 2 Purple Martins at Freeport. 27 - Vic Emanuel observed one male Purple Martin at Bellaire High School (SW Houston) 28-4 Purple Martins were seen by John O'Neill at his home (10723 Belnhorn Road) • Barn Owl seen at 10723 Belnhorn Road by John O'Neill. ■ Ronald Fowler reports that for the past several weeks there has been an over-abundanee of Pine Warblers in his yard. (11921 Knippwood Lane) Norma Oates, Leota Stilwell, and Ruth Moorman noted a Black- necked Stilt at Highland Bayou. ■ One Purple Martin near Bellaire High School (Carl Aiken) February February March 1 March 2 March 3 ********************** IN MEMORIAM: Heber MoAliater (Mao) Ramsey Heber McAlister Ramsey, known to ais many friends as "Mac", was born 33 years ago in Atlanta, Texas, the son of Mr. and Mrs, H, H, Ramsey of that city. He finished high school in Atlanta, and attended North Texas State College, earning a bachelor's degree in physical education. During the summer he worked in Big Brother camps and when he graduated in 1948 he was hired by the Big Brother organization in Dallas. In 1952 he came to Houston as executive secretary of the Big Brothers of Houston, retaining that position until February 8, 1958, when he died suddenly of a heart attack. During World War II, Mac learned he had a heart murmur but this knowledge did not dampen his zest for life or curtail his activities. He enjoyed camping trips and was instrumental in getting a camp-site for the Big Brothers organization, giving the boys under his supervision an opportunity to study and enjoy nature. Fishing was one of Mac's hobbies, and in 1955 with a motor boat of his own he spent week-ends cruising in the open waters around Galveston, He was often accompanied on these outings by some of Houston's fatherless boys. On September 13, 1953, he made his first 0. G. field trip with a small group who went to Thursday Island to count Spoonbill nests. It was a hot, humid day, there were mosquitoes and briars to contend with, but Mao never lost his enthusiasm or good humor. A short time later he joined the Outdoor Nature Club and became an active member of the Ornithology Group. In May, 1954, he was voted chairman of the Ornithology Group. He was interested In every project of the group and for two years he personally printed the "Spoonbill", using an old hand-operated duplicating machine to turn out around 1000 pages for each issue. He was married to Bette Wood In Houston on April 5, 1956, and with her young son, Mike, they made their home at 4332 Lafayette in Bellaire, He remained active in the Outdoor Nature Club, accepting the chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee in 1956, He was a member of the Photography