The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will meet Monday,
January 14th, at 6:30 p.m. at the South Charleston Public
Library. There will be an Executive Committee meeting at 6:00.
We are meeting on this date since the library will be closed the
following Monday, but we'll resume our regular schedule of
meeting on the 3rd Monday of each month in February.
Doug Wood and Diane Anestis will present a program about their
most recent canoe trip to Algonquin Provincial Park in Southern
Ontario. This is not the trip where they used period clothing
and supplies (some of you probably saw their presentation about
that trip). For this recent adventure, they used modern
methods. As always, they will discuss a wide range of
interesting topics, including some recent research findings
about wolf populations in this region.
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
Our CBC on December 15th went well. The weather was much better
than the scary forecast had predicted. Most groups reported
somewhat slow bird activity, but through perseverance and
collective effort we ended up with 65 species, which tied our
highest total for the last 25 years.
We will talk about the results at the meeting. Surf Scoters and
a Peregrine Falcon were a couple of the highlights. The Mortons
did their usual wonderful job of hosting us for food in their
home after the count.
Doug Wood will also be leading a Winter Walk at Kanawha State
Forest this Saturday, January 12th, at 2:00 p.m. Keep driving
on the main park road until you get to the last group of
shelters, with a large gravel parking lot close by. This is
just beyond the turnoff for the campground. Doug will be
talking about what is happening in the natural world during
See you Monday!
- Jim -