Meetings and Field Trips
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.
Saturday August 22, 2015
Field Trip to Bolivar Flats
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.