Newsletter Archive



November 2013



November Meeting

The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will be treated to a presentation by Doug Jolley who will be talking about three things:  his efforts to find Great Grey Owls during a recent irruption that brought this species further south than they are normally found; Bluebirds and Tree Swallows; and attracting wildlife to your yard by landscaping with Viburnum shrubs., at our regular meeting at the South Charleston Library at 6:30pm, Monday, November 18, 2013.

All interested persons are encouraged to attend


There will be a Board Meeting before the meeting at 6:00pm.


Clay Center Lunchtime Lecture

Not So Silent Spring: 
West Virginia’s Breeding Bird Atlas Project

by Doug Wood
Wednesday, November 13, 12:15, Clay Center Art Gallery

The Wildlife Diversity Unit of the Department of Natural Resources has recruited volunteer bird enthusiasts to work alongside seasoned ornithologists in a six-year effort to develop information of breeding birds in the Mountain State. The atlas effort is in its penultimate year. This lecture will describe the assessment procedures, the special sub-projects within the overall atlas survey, and some of the interesting findings thus far about our state's breeding bird populations.

This program is FREE and open to the public, so spread the word!


Handlan Chapter Calendar of events

Upcoming topics and activities for future meetings have not yet been finalized, but please put these meeting dates on you calendar.

At our November regular meeting, Doug Jolley will give a presentation on several interesting topics. November 18, 2013 - 6:30pm
December Christmas Dinner December 9, 2013 (Second Monday)
Christmas Bird Count December 14, 2013
January Meeting at South Charleston Library January 13, 2014 (Second Monday) - 6:30pm
February Meeting at South Charleston Library February 17, 2014 - 6:30pm
March Meeting at South Charleston Library March 17, 2014 - 6:30pm
April Meeting at South Charleston Library April 21, 2014 - 6:30pm
May Annual Spring Picnic at Coonskin Park May 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
September  Ice Cream Social at South Charleston Library September 15, 2014 - 6:30pm
October  Meeting at South Charleston Library October 20, 2014 - 6:30pm
November  Meeting at South Charleston Library November 17, 2014 - 6:30pm



We will accept any suggestions for upcoming topics or activities either at the meeting, or send them to to Laura Ceperley at






Back to the Home Page