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Meetings and Field Trips

You are welcome to attend monthly meetings, featuring speakers on birding and natural history topics, and including a delicious member-provided evening meal -- with desserts! Our monthly field trips are fun and educational, and focus on locations along the coast, marshes, prairies, and forests of the area.

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Membership Meeting

Thursday August 20, 2015  7:00 p.m.

Garden Center, Tyrrell Park, Beaumont 


Birds of Tanzania and Southern Kenya

 

Presenter: Jana Whittle


According to the Birds of East Africa bird book by Stevenson and Fanshawe, there are over 1,388 bird species in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. Gene Marsh is the photographer who is letting us use his photographs to present a program about some of the birds that he has seen in East Africa. Gene served with the Port Neches police force for nearly 40 years and was the Chief of Police there when he retired. He has made 30 mission trips to Tanzania and Kenya, and if you add them all together, he has been there for 1 1/2 years. Two years ago when he was about to leave for a 90 day trip, I asked him to take some pictures of the birds there. I am very pleased and extremely grateful that he took many bird photos to share with us. At the August meeting you will be able to see about 80 of the different bird photographs he took.


We will plan on having the doors open by 6:00 p.m. and the program will start at 7:00 p.m. sharp. A light supper will be available from 6:15 p.m.


Directions to Garden Center 

in Tyrrell Park

 

From the south

Go "north" on US69/96/287 around the south side of Beaumont.

Take Texas 124 (south or west, whichever it is signed) towards Fannett (left turn under the highway).
Travel about a mile to the first light.
At the first light, turn left onto Tyrrell Park Road and go about 1/2 mile.
Turn left into Tyrrell Park through the nice new arch.
Almost immediately turn left at the conservatory into the parking lot for the Garden Center.


From IH10

Exit at Walden Road on the west side of Beaumont
Go south of Walden Road for about 1/2 mile to the first light
At the light go straight over Highway 124 onto Tyrrell Park Road and go about 1/2 mile.
Turn left into Tyrrell Park through the nice new arch.
Almost immediately turn left at the conservatory into the parking lot for the Garden Center.


Saturday August 22, 2015

Field Trip to Bolivar Flats

 
Meet leader Steve Mayes at the vehicle barrier at Bolivar Flats at 8:30 a.m. Take Highway 124 south from Winnie about 20 miles through High Island. At the shoreline, turn right along Highway 87 and proceed approximately 25 miles through Gilchrist and Crystal Beach until you come to the intersection with Loop 108. At that intersection, turn left (south -- the opposite direction from Loop 108) on Rettilon Road to the beach. If conditions permit, drive onto the sand and turn right to the vehicle barrier (about 1/2 mile). It is about a 90-minute drive, with no allowance for stops, from Beaumont or mid-County to the Flats.
We will visit High Island on the way home, checking there for migrants.
 

You will need a Galveston County Beach Parking Permit, obtainable for $10 from most merchants on the Peninsula (including the Big Store which opens at 7 a.m.) to park on the beach.

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