VOLUME XXI, NO. 2
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB. HOUSTON, -EX.
MINUTES. REGULAR MEETING. ORNITHOLOGY GROUP. JUNE 3. 1972
On the shady, spacious lawn of the David Lefkovits home in Bay-
town, Marilyn Crane, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 3:30 P.M
Minutes of the April 13, 1972, meeting were approved as read.
Accepted as read was the Treasurer's Report April'1, 1972,
through May 31, 1972. It showed receipts of $131.04, Disbursements
of $20.64, and balance on hand of $333.10.
The Chairman called attention to the article inthe Post Sunday,
May 28, written by George Goloby, with pictures by Marilyn Crane.
Miss Crane expressed the hope that the Post would publish some more
articles and that Mr. Goloby and others could be persuaded to write
them. She recommended that individuals write the Post, commending
them on the publication. She also mentioned that our trip to Corpus
Christi had been reported in the local newspaper, and that our trip
to the Rose Ranch had been publicized in the Dayton News and the
It was announced that Amoco had donated 10 acres, known as the
Boy Scouts Woods, to Lamar Tech. The acreage is now a bird sanctuary.
The Group was reminded that Wallace Mebane still has a supply of
nest record cards. Since this is an important project,"if anyone
wants to make a survey, they may 'secure cards from Wallace.
Following the announcement concerning the death of Mrs. Wallace C.
Mebane, Sr., mother of Wallace C. Mebane, Jr., a former Chairman of
the Ornithology Group, the current Chairman was asked by those present
to send Wallace a card-of sympathy on behalf of the Group.
A discussion was then held on the subject of establishing a memori.
fund by the Ornithology Group. It was agreefl that the Chairman would
bring this up at the next meeting of the Board of Directors of Outdoor
Nature Club to see if such a project was permissible.
Miss Crane reported that Hana Glnzbarg had asked if anyone was
interested in making a bird list of Armand's Bayou, especially since
such lists are being prepared on the flora and other fauna in the area.
Volunteers were requested to contact Marilyn after the meeting.
Two new members were present at the meeting, Carolyn and Harvey
Norvell, who introduced themselves. They, and the other members, were
invited to make use of the Group's book and slide library.
Dorothy and David Lefkovits described a pair of parrots or parakee-
nesting on a power pole in Raywood off Highway 90. The birds are
about 10" long, green with greenish-blue wingtips, grey- forehead and
chin.. The nest is 18" in diameter and is entered from the bottom.
Miss Sarah Gordon announced that Jim Lane has made 'the Group a gif
of his books, Birders Guide to the Rio Grande Valley, Southern California, and Southeastern Arizone as an expression of gratitude to
everyone for their help and friendship.
Mrs. Julia Bradley then thanked the former editors of The Spponbil.
for the fine work they had done on the publication. Her comments