THE CARDINAL - William Davis Gallagher
One bright morning, loud and clear,
Its wlkistle smote my drowsy ear,-
Ten times repeated, till the sound
Filled every echoing niche aroundj
And all things earliest loved by me =
The bird, the brook, the flower, the
Came back again,as thus I heard
The cardinal bird,
Pttbll'shecTby the Ornithology Group, OuEdoor_ Nature~Clu5~ Houston^ Texas
September 22 - Sunday - Regular Ornithology Group field trip to Cove area.
Meet at 7s30 a.m. at Buseh Stadium. The San Jaeinto
Battlegrounds 'and the Baytown Tunnel will be visited so if
you are late you can find the group there. Numerous fall
migrants should be seen on this trip.
October 3 - Thursday - Bi-monthly meeting to be held at River Oaks Garden
Center, 2503 Westheimer, 7:45 p.m.
ORNITHOLOGY GROUP REPORTS
August 1 - 0. Go Meeting at Hermann Park - (Mrs,
R„ Mattei, Secretary)
The Ornithology Group held its regular meeting August 1, 1957, at
Hermann Park. About twenty-five members and several guests spread their
picnic suppers, and, as usual at these outdoor meetings, much chatter and
fellowship prevailed along with the enjoyment of the food. Five or six
egrets lent atmosphere to the occasion by flying across an overhead opening
between the tree tops.
Visitors at this meeting were Mr, J. G„ Wilber, Tom Bonner, and Dr.
and Mrs. E. P. Edwards, Dr. Edwards being the new Assistant Director of the
Museum of Natural History,
After supper, President C. B. Gilman called the meeting to order and
requested the reading of the minutes. While this was In progress, the
attention of the group was claimed by a feathered human-wateher --- one
Screech Owl that had alighted on a branch commanding an unobstructed view
of our proceedings. The minutes were, nevertheless, approved as read and
the treasurer's report was read and accepted.
Mr. Gilman announced that the next field trip would be to Galveston,
on Sunday, August 25, the group to meet at 1:30 p.m. at Thornhill's
Cafeteria off the Freeway. He also announced that the October meeting of
the Ornithology Group would probably be held at the River Oaks Garden Center,
Mr. Jimmy Murray again advised that he had not called on city council
members regarding establishment of a nature sanctuary off Memorial Drive.
Miss Carrie Holeomb called attention to an advertisement in the
Audubon Magazine of a Bauseh & Lomb Balscope with interchangeable lense,
and raised the question as to whether or not the group would be interested
in purchasing one. Considerable discussion followed coneerlng the
advantages to individual members and to the group as a whole and also as
to the availability of funds for such a purchase. Miss Holcomb and Mrs.
Norma Oates were appointed by the President to look into the matter and
make recommendation to the group at the next meeting.