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April 2013

 

 

April Meeting of the Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club

Come to the meeting of the Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club Monday, April 15, 6:30 at the South Charleston Library.

Sue Olcott from DNR will talk on the upcoming breeding butterfly atlas.

The Board will meet at 6 pm.

 

Annual Spring Potluck Picnic

The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will have the annual Spring picnic on Monday, May 20, at 6:00 at Coonskin park.  Most of the Picnic Shelters will be open by then. Shelters 18 & 19 are having roof reconstruction, so the exact location for the picnic will be announced later.

 

Recent Birding Outings

 

During the field trip to Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area in March Laura Miller took this photo of a Bald Eagle.

 

 

 
 

Laura also sent these photos of an immature Ross' Goose taken at Coonskin Park in November 2012.

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Handlan Chapter Birding Outing  on the Carriage Trail

Joan Steven will be leading us on a walk along the Sunrise Carriage trail on  Saturday, April 13.  We will start (at the top) at 9:00am at the parking area along the wall at the side of the former Sunrise Art Museum.  The Spring wildflowers should be just optimal!

Hope to see you there.

 

 

Speaking of Wildflowers - - -

The Bloodroot at Kanawha State Forest were at their peak this last weekend (April 7th).  They will probably be gone before the Osbra Eye Walks.
I have never seen so much Hepatica - - from white to lavender and from pink to red.  - - - My camera does not pick up the colors, but washes out the colors.  You will have to take my word for the wonderful range of Hepatica colors.

 

Of course there was a good selection of Virginia Bluebells, Spring Beauty, Trout Lilly, Wood Anemone, and Bluets.  Golden Ragwort and Trillium were up, but not blooming. 

For lots of great wildflower viewing, be sure and join us on the Carriage Trail walk on April 13th.

For even more spring wildflowers, you do not want to miss the Osbra Eye Spring Walks at Kanawha State Forest on April 20.

Jerry Westfall reminded us about the Webster County Nature Tour at Camp Caesar in early May.

 

 

 

Handlan Chapter Up-Coming Events

 

Saturday  April 13, 2013 at 9:00am Handlan Chapter Birding Outing  on the Carriage Trail will be lead by Joan Steven.  Meet at the parking area along the wall beside the former Sunrise Art Museum.
Monday, April 15, 2013 at 6:30pm The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will have the  regular meeting at the South Charleston Public Library.

Sue Olcott from DNR will talk on the upcoming breeding butterfly atlas. 

Board meeting at 6:00pm.

Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8:30am Osbra Eye Spring Nature Walks at Kanawha State Forest.  Meet at the pool area.
Monday, April 22, 2013 10:00am to 2:00pm The Handlan Chapter will have a booth at the Student Union during the West Virginia State University's Earth Day celebration.
Monday, May 20, 2013 at 6:00pm Annual Spring Potluck Picnic at Coonskin Park.  Further details to be announced later.

 


Some Up-Coming Events of Our Parent Organization - Brooks Bird Club

For information, see their WebSite

April 21 Raccoon Creek State Park (Day Trip) & 3 Rivers Club
May 14-29 Spain Trip
June 1-8 Foray - Camp Pocahontas, Thornwood, WV
October 18-20 BBC Reunion, Canaan Valley State Park
November 6-10 Eastern Shore Trip

 




 

    

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