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VOLUME X7P No* 6
* Time of drisp and tawny leaves, *
* And of tarnished harvest sheaves, *
* And of dusty grasses — weeds— »
* Thistles with their tufted seeds *
s Voyaging the Aute-sa bxwezw »
* Like as fairy argosiess *
* Time of quicker flash of wisjgs, *
* And of clearer twitterings *
* In the grove, or deeper shade »
3 Of the tangled everglade, *
* Where the spotted water-snake *
* Coils him in the sunniest brakes *
* And! the bittern,' w in fright, ' *
* Darts, in'sudden,, slanting Slight, *
* Southward, while the startled crane*
9 Films his ayes"in dreams again. *
* "Time of eiesxer Twitterings" *
* by James Whitocnb R,il«y . *
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR HAT'OHS CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS
COMING BTBN-g ■ -— '" i—
October 31 (Monday) Audubon Wildlife. Film presented by Walter H. Berlet- "Northwest to Alaska."
Pershing Jr. High School, 7000 Braess. Blvd.v..at 8 PS.
November 8 (Tuesday) Regular 010 meeting at the Qkrden Center, 1500 Hermann Drive at 8 PH. The
program will include a talk on the Welder Wildlife Foundation, presented by
its director, Dr. Clarence Cottam-.
November 19, 20 (Saturday and Sunday) November field trip. Leaderst Hrs. D. T. Washburn of Gal-
vestesa, SE 4-2426, and D. Marrack, 420 Mulbersy Lane, Bellaire, MO 7-1397.
The 06 trip Hill be held in conjunction with the ONC field trip. Saturday
will be spent at the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation Refuge near
Sinton. .The refuge is "on Bast side "of U.S. Highway 77, approximately 7.4 i .
miles Northeast of Sinton or 11 miles southwest of Woodsboro.
Entrance to this Refuge'can Only be"obtai_ed by use of"their key and
the gates will be open at 8s30 AM, Saturday (19th)," for those who have spent
the night at Sinton or Rockport, where there are numerous motels,and at 10s30
AM for those who have driven down on the 19th from Houston.
The. day will be spent on bird watching on the reservation. Bring a
picnic lunch and supper. It is intended that the OG group drive to Rockport for Saturday night after supper, with a view to taking an early morning
boat along the intercoastal canal to see Whooping Cranes, if possible.
It is hoped that the group will be able to move oa to the Aransas
National Wildlife Refuge for ...l^nch before returning to Houston.
The "Mary Lou" leaves Rockport at 7"AM, Sunday, November" 20, to the
Whooping Cranes. Minimum number of persons is 10 and the cost is |£.00 per
Dr. Marrack would like only participants in the OG trip to make known
their intentions and the time they anticipate being at the Welder.Gate for
admittance. This will be a protection to late comers and those who have
misfortunes. Additional visits te the gate will be made if \jcnown participants are absent. A"i¥x
The Freeport Invitational Christmas Count. Nancy and Jerry Strickling, Drum-
beaters Pro-Tern. Victor L, Emanuel Jr., Compiler and Leader Emeritus,
The Hotsston Christmas Bird Count led by John Tveten. Anyone interested in this
big day of vigorous birding should call Or write John L. Tveten, 512 Thwood Dr.
Baytown, Texas 77520 (Phones Baytown 583-4431).
December 26 (Monday
January 2 (Monday)