HANDLAN CHAPTER OF THE BROOKS BIRD CLUB
The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will meet on Monday,
at 6:30 p.m. at the South Charleston Public Library. Doug Jolley
present a program about his orchid hunting adventures in the
Sierras and the Canadian Rockies. Doug previously presented a
program about WV orchids. He takes beautiful, detailed
photographs of the
blooming orchids he finds, and he will share his slides as part
There will be an executive committee meeting at 6:00 p.m.
Here are some of the events that celebrate the return of
blooming wildflowers, and other signs of spring.
April 15th, Sunday - Springhill Cemetery - Russ Young will lead
walk looking for early spring migrants. This will be the first
consecutive Sunday walks at the cemetery. Meet at 8:00 a.m. in
area by the cemetery office. For more information, call
Russ at 925-5668.
April 18th, Wednesday - Don and Marilyn Morton will present a
entitled Birds of the Kanawha Valley at noon at the Clay Center.
one-hour presentation is an introduction to identifying and
the behavior of local birds. This is the first of what will be a
of brown-bag lectures (bring your lunch if you'd like) at the
and other Handlan members will be involved in future
Mortons' talk will be in the Walker Theater, and the Walker
Theater entrance is at
back of the Clay Center. For more information call the
Mortons at 727-5077.
April 28th, Saturday - Kanawha State Forest Spring Nature Walks
Registration is at 9:00 a.m. at the swimming pool parking lot,
guided walks begin at 9:30 and last until just past noon. The
goes toward projects to improve the Forest. There will be
wildflower walks, as well as beginning birding, advanced
photography, and general ecology. For more information,
call Jim Waggy at 925-6379.
May 12th, Saturday - Handlan Century Count - Members will go to
of habitats in an effort to collectively find 100 or more bird
This is an excellent way to practice your
skills and and encounter some beautiful birds at the peak of
spring migration. We'll
provide more details later, but if you'd like to go with a
group, contact Jim at 925-6379.