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.
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