We'll have our
mid-summer bird club meeting on Monday evening, July 28th, at
the home of Nelle Chilton and Connie Bergmark, where we met last
year. They live on Middle Ridge, near Kanawha State Forest.
We're setting the time for 6:00 p.m., but it's fine if you come
a little earlier or later. You'll want to have some time to
walk around their property, which includes woods, a pond, and
horses. We'll have some food there, and you are welcome to
bring something to add to the assortment. At these mid-summer
meetings, instead of a formal program, we'll take turns
describing the birding and nature and travel experiences we've
had since the last meeting. It's always fun to hear what people
have been doing.
I'll forward directions from Connie in a separate e-mail. Hope to see you there!
Also, to update you on the Coonskin situation, you may have seen
the article in the Charleston newspaper describing the "heated"
meeting between park users and the board of the county Parks and
Recreation Commission. The good news is that Kan. Co.
Commissioner Kent Carper told me today that he agrees the public
should have been part of the discussion before any trees were
cut down, and he said he's embarrassed by how citizens were
treated at the Parks and Rec meeting. He said if we submit a
list of changes we'd like to see made, to improve communication
in the future, he will work to have them implemented.