Newsletter Archive



October 2006



                                                    NEW TIME!  NEW PLACE!

     The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will meet on Monday, October 16th.  The new start time for our meetings is 6:30 p.m., instead of 7:00, and this will be the first meeting at our new location, the South Charleston Public Library.

     The library is easy to find and has convenient parking.  From the Montrose exit off I-64, go down the hill to a stoplight on MacCorkle Avenue. Go left at the light, proceed a short distance, and you'll get to another
stoplight where you'll see the Indian Mound just ahead on the left side of the road.  Turn left at this light and wind around behind the mound to a 3-way stop sign.  Take a left at this intersection onto D Street.  You'll go a few blocks, past the Farm Table restaurant, and you'll see the large library parking lot on the left side of the street.


     The program for the meeting will be presented by Matt Varner, a wildlife biologist for the New River Gorge National River.  Matt will talk about their ambitious, ongoing efforts to raise and release young Peregrine Falcons, as they work toward reestablishing a breeding population of these magnificent birds within the gorge.

     Matt has been heading up this peregrine reintroduction effort, and he has spent many hours working with and observing the birds.  His talk will be informative, and he'll be showing some outstanding digital photos that document all the steps of this peregrine hacking process.

                                                              BIRD WALK

     Russ Young will lead a bird walk at Spring Hill Cemetery on Sunday, October 15, starting at 8:00 a.m.  Meet at the cemetery office.  925-5668.



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