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January 2008


                                                         JANUARY 2008
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. 
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 winter. 
See you Monday!
- Jim -





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