Volume XXV, No. 5
PUBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS
Saturday Audubon All Day Field Trip, 7:30 am, roadside park on Hwy 124 In High Is-
Sep. 13 land, led by David Marrack. Bring lunch and insect repellent.
Saturday OG field trip to eastern Harris County, led by David and Dorothy Lefkovits.
Sep. 20 Meet at 8:00 am at rest stop (with comfort stations) on IH 10, east of San
Jacinto River. Bring lunch, insect repellent, and litter bags for aluminum. This Is a half-day trip to the Cedar Bayou area and Baytown Tunnel,
looking for both land and water birds.
Saturday Outdoor Nature Club field trip to Galveston Island State Park, coordinated
Sep. 27 by the OG. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Quonset metai barn in work area of park.
Directions: 61st St. (Butterowe) to Stewart Road, turn right; proceed to
second driveway on right past Pirate's Beach Marina (which is just west of
Country Club golf course); rural mail box has Texas Parks & Wildlife sign
displayed on supporting post; this is just before 13-mile road. Upon entering drive, the metal barn will be visible to the left. Mr. Peltier (or
Mr. Granberry) will speak to us on the park's operation and their management of the area's natural resources, after which we will split up into
groups and wander over the many trails, enjoying samples of the interests
of the different study groups. Right now the park is a botanist's delight
and we expect to have some early fall migrants augmenting the marsh and
shore birds seen at this time. Bring lunch, (including water, or whatever
you desire to drink), insect repellent, litter bag for aluminum, and wear
comfortable walking shoes. Plan on the trip lasting an hour or so after
Thursday OG regular program. "The Unique Welder Wildlife Refuge". Gene Blacklock,
Oct. 2 curator at Welder and one of the top museum men In the country, will tell
us of the history, the Inner working, and future plans, of one of America's
most unique wildlife refuges. A well-known birder, Gene leads trips for
the American Birding Association, heads the Fish-eating Bird Survey in Texas, and has conducted seminars in such places as the famous Cincinnati
Nature Center in Ohio.
Welder Wildlife Refuge Is a private refuge of approximately 8,000 acres
near Sinton in the central Texas coast area. Supported by the Welder Foundation, the area, besides serving as a fine wildlife sanctuary, offers a
training ground and study area for the dozens of graduate students who
have received grants to do research there over the years. Completely e-
quipped with living quarters, a museum with dioramas by Frances Lee Jaques,
a research library, a bird skin collection, and an egg collection which is
one of the largest in the country, Welder is welI suited to the leading
role it has played to Texas and American ornithology and to ecology in
general. Come and hear this exciting program about the "unique refuge"
of which all Texans should be proud.
Saturday Audubon All Day Field Trip, 8:00 a.m., up coast toward High Island. Meet
Oct. 4 at Kempner Park, 28th and 0 in Galveston. Leader: Steve Williams. Bring
lunch and insect repellent.
Tuesday Photography Group regular meeting, 7:30 p.m., Bayou Manor Auditorium. A
Oct. 7 program of slides will be presented by Mr. Harry Brister. His subject is
"Dry Tortugas Islands and Other Floida Spots". Mr. & Mrs. Brister joined
a party of birders from several states who made a trip to the Dry Tortugas
last May. From the report of this given in the August SPOONBILL, It must