Newsletter Archive



April 2007




The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will meet on Monday, April 16th,
at 6:30 p.m. at the South Charleston Public Library. Doug Jolley will
present a program about his orchid hunting adventures in the California
Sierras and the Canadian Rockies. Doug previously presented a Handlan
program about WV orchids. He takes beautiful, detailed photographs of the
blooming orchids he finds, and he will share his slides as part of the

There will be an executive committee meeting at 6:00 p.m.


Here are some of the events that celebrate the return of migrating birds,
blooming wildflowers, and other signs of spring.

April 15th, Sunday - Springhill Cemetery - Russ Young will lead a bird
walk looking for early spring migrants. This will be the first of five
consecutive Sunday walks at the cemetery. Meet at 8:00 a.m. in the parking
area by the cemetery office. For more information, call
Russ at 925-5668.

April 18th, Wednesday - Don and Marilyn Morton will present a program
entitled Birds of the Kanawha Valley at noon at the Clay Center. This free
one-hour presentation is an introduction to identifying and understanding
the behavior of local birds. This is the first of what will be a series
of brown-bag lectures (bring your lunch if you'd like) at the Clay Center,
and other Handlan members will be involved in future presentations. The
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, and the
guided walks begin at 9:30 and last until just past noon. The $5.00 charge
goes toward projects to improve the Forest. There will be several
wildflower walks, as well as beginning birding, advanced birding,
photography, and general ecology. For more information,
call Jim Waggy at 925-6379.

May 12th, Saturday - Handlan Century Count - Members will go to a variety
of habitats in an effort to collectively find 100 or more bird species.
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.

Jim Waggy
Handlan President



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