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April 2016

 

 

 

The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will have our regular meeting on Monday,  April 18, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at the South Charleston Public Library.

Dr Ross Brittain will discuss the Northern Saw-whet Owl project. Dr Brittain is  Dean of the  College of Science, Technology & Mathematics, at Alderson Broaddus University. 

All folks interested in birds are invited.  Board meets at 6:00pm.

 

Osbra Eye Spring Nature Walks April 16, 2016 at 8:30am Saturday morning at Kanawha State Forest. There will be eleven different walks, covering a wide range of topics, with each walk led by master naturalists
Spring Hill Cemetery Bird Walk April 17, 2016 at 8:00am Russ Young will lead a bird walk in the Spring Hill Cemetery.  Meet at the parking area near the cemetery office.
April  Meeting at South Charleston Library April 18, 2016 at  6:30pm Dr Ross Brittain will discuss the Northern Saw-whet Owl project. Dr Brittain is  Dean of the  College of Science, Technology & Mathematics, at Alderson Broaddus University. 
Spring Hill Cemetery Bird Walk April 24, 2016 at 8:00am Russ Young will lead a bird walk in the Spring Hill Cemetery.  Meet at the parking area near the cemetery office.
April Outing April 30, 2016 at 9:00am Carriage Trail - Led by Joan Steven.  We will meet at the top of the Trail. (There is ample parking at the bottom of the trail.)
Spring Hill Cemetery Bird Walk May 1, 2016 at 8:00am Russ Young will lead a bird walk in the Spring Hill Cemetery.  Meet at the parking area near the cemetery office.
Migration Count May 7 – 14 This is a count of species not individuals. You may go to as many different locations in our area as you want to and count the species.
Spring Hill Cemetery Bird Walk May 8, 2016 at 8:00am Russ Young will lead a bird walk in the Spring Hill Cemetery.  Meet at the parking area near the cemetery office.
Tentative Spring Hill Cemetery Bird Walk May 15, 2016 at 8:00am Russ Young may lead an additional bird walk in the Spring Hill Cemetery. TBA
Annual Potluck Picnic May 16, 2016 at 6:00pm Coonskin Park.

 

KANAWHA STATE FOREST FOUNDATION OSBRA EYE SPRING NATURE WALKS 2016

1 WILDFLOWERS – Snipe Trail and Shrewsberry Hollow – Easy to Moderate

Leaders: Mark Watson, Ted Jones, Jim Smith

2 WILDFLOWERS – White Hollow – Moderate to Difficult

Jerry Westfall, Jeannie Plumley

3 TREES and WILDFLOWERS – Polly Trail – Moderate

Chris Gatens, Sara Miller

4 EDIBLE and USEFUL PLANTS – Johnson Hollow – Easy

Becky Linger, Dianne Anestis

5 AQUATIC LIFE * - Davis Creek – will use nets to catch and identify aquatic insects, fish, and other life

forms – Easy to Moderate

Barry Curry, Debby Mullins

6 INSECTS * - Dunlop Hollow – will use nets to catch and get close, magnified looks at insects, and will

explore how they live in the forest – Easy

Laura Miller, Steve Caird

7 BIRDS – various locations in Kan. St. Forest – identify birds by sight and sound – loaner binoculars

available – Easy to Moderate

Jim Waggy, Kevin Cade

8 BATS of KANAWHA STATE FOREST – various locations in KSF – where and how different species of bats

live in the forest, including some old mine openings – Moderate to Difficult

Doug Wood, Wendy Humphreys

9 BLUEBIRDS – learn from Loren Smith’s decades of experience with Bluebirds, including how to make

nest boxes for them and where to place the boxes; view a PowerPoint presentation and then go on a

walk to look for good Bluebird habitat – Easy

10 WILDERNESS SURVIVAL – archery range – demonstrations of, and opportunities to practice, survival

techniques, including primitive fire building – Easy

Joe Adkins, Karen Bess, Nancy Bricker

11 REMNANTS of MINING in KANAWHA STATE FOREST – Davis Creek, Shrewsberry Hollow, Snipe Trail –

identify evidence of early deep mining in KSF, learn about mining practices for that time period, view

mine openings, benches, railroad grades, and trestle – Easy to Moderate

Dale Porter, Phil Cook

The * symbol indicates walks with hands-on components that kids will enjoy, though the walks are

suitable for all ages.

 




 

    

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