Newsletter Archive



March 2007




The Handlan Chapter will meet Monday, March 19th, at 6:30 p.m. at the South
Charleston Public Library.  Chuck Wirts will present a program about his trip to the Galapagos Islands, using PowerPoint images and a video.  Carrie Cutlip and Alice Knight will provide refreshments.  There will be an Executive Committee meeting at 6:00.


Are there activities that you would like to see offered by our club, besides the things we are already doing?  For example, since we are getting some new
members, is there a need for a Beginning Birding workshop?  Or workshops or discussions on advanced birding topics?  Would you like to have morning bird walks locally on Saturdays?  Or longer day trips that would involve more
driving?  Or perhaps rent a cabin for a weekend at a good birding location?  Or get even more ambitious and take a trip as a club to a location such as the Outer Banks?  Or do you have other suggestions?  Send me your thoughts and suggestions -  including which activities you would be likely to participate in -  by email, and then we'll discuss them at the meeting.  If you do not have email, you are welcome to call me at 925-6379. Thanks.


Russ Young will resume leading bird walks at the Spring Hill Cemetery, in Charleston, on Sunday morning, April 15th.  This will be the first of five straight Sunday morning walks at the cemetery, which will cover the prime period of spring migration.  Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the parking area adjacent to the cemetery office.  By having the walks on Sundays, there's little or no noisy maintenance activity occurring.  For more information, call Russ at 925-5668.


Connie Bergmark and Bev Wright will lead a bird walk for children (ages 8 through 14) at the TerraSalis Garden Center at Malden on Saturday, March 31, at 1:00 p.m.  The focus will be on the fundamentals of bird identification. Call 925-4754 for information and to reserve a spot for the walk.


Jim Waggy has written an article on Peregrine Falcon hacking in the New River Gorge for the May issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine, which will be out in early April.  The article explains how the New River efforts fit into the larger picture of Peregrine reintroduction in the eastern U.S.  The magazine is edited by Sheila McEntee, who is also a Handlan member.

See you Monday!

Jim Waggy
Handlan President




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