Just a friendly reminder about the upcoming potluck and speaker on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the ENSAT building at Sandy Creek Nature Center!
The ORAS will be hosting a potluck at 6 PM, and Abby Sterling, a UGA shorbird researcher, will be giving a talk at 7 PM about Nesting American Oystercatchers and Wilson's Plovers on the Georgia Coast!
Hope to see you all there!
Hey guys! Come see a great speaker and take part in a potluck dinner on October 3rd!
The University of Georgia shorebird researcher Abby Sterling will present “Life Above the Wrack Line: Nesting American Oystercatchers & Wilson’s Plovers on the Georgia Coast” at the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society’s next meeting, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct., 3, in the ENSAT Building at Sandy Creek Nature Center.
Sterling, a master’s candidate in UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, will provide some background biology and explain some of the conservation issues that nesting shorebirds face on three relatively undeveloped barrier islands. In her research, Sterling is exploring whether there are common factors that could be used to predict nesting success for these birds and ultimately help guide management of beaches.
The Audubon chapter will host a potluck covered-dish dinner before the meeting, starting at 6 p.m.
Come out and see a fun and infortmative speaker discuss conservation in Georgia! Details below:
-=THE PROGRAM IS FULL FOR FRIDAY NIGHT=-
Join them for the Naturalist's Walk on July 20
Zip! Buzz! Whish! What's that noise in your ear?
The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will host Insects of the Night family program on Friday, June 28, 2013, from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m at Sandy Creek Nature Center Participants will see what crawls, flies, and buzzes in the heat of the summer nights. Everyone will take part in a night hike to see what creatures can be stirred up. This program is for families, children four and older. Pre-registration is required by calling 706-613-3615.
Meet the ORAS board, including President-elect Clark Jones, at the June picnic
The Oconee Rivers Audubon Society will cap its 2012-13 season with a potluck picnic dinner at a special time and place – 6 p.m. June 6 in Memorial Park, at Picnic Shelter No. 1. Bring a covered-dish item to share and enjoy an evening of socializing in the outdoors. The gathering will include a short business meeting to elect officers for the upcoming year. The slate features a new president, Clark Jones, who will succeed the current president, Richard Hall. Hall will step down to serve as vice president, with Mary Case as secretary and Eugenia Thompson as treasurer. To reach Memorial Park, take South Milledge Avenue through Five Points past South Lumpkin Street and turn right on Gran Ellen Drive at Milledge Avenue Baptist Church. Memorial Park is on the left, and picnic shelters are immediately to the left, down the hill.
A great opportunity to see birds up close and personal, and contribute towards citizen science.
Bird banding dates
JOKU = Joe Kurz MWA in Meriwether County
PANO = Panola Mountain State Park in Rockdale County
May 24 JOKU, 5:45
May 28 PANO, 5:30 (No Ash)
June 1 PANO, 5:30 (No Anne M)
June 7 JOKU, 5:45
June 14 JOKU, 5:45
June 15 PANO, 5:30
June 21 JOKU, 5:45
June 22 PANO, 5:30
July 5 JOKU, 5:50 (No Ash, maybe no Terry)
July 6 PANO, 5:30 (No Ash or Anne A)
July 13 PANO, 5:30
July 19 JOKU, 6:00
July 20 PANO, 6:40
July 26 JOKU, 6:00
August 3 PANO 5:50
August 9 JOKU 6:10
August 17 PANO 6:00
August 23 JOKU 6:20
August 31 PANO 6:10
To celebrate the launch of National Audubon's new citizen science project "Hummingbirds at Home" (hummingbirdsathome.org), Oconee Rivers Audubon Society is screening the film "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air" at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Ecology Building Auditorium at the University of Georgia. Free on-campus parking is available outside the Ecology Building.