Sunday, January 27, 2019

January meeting is canceled

Friends: I am disappointed to say that due to pending inclement weather, the Grosse Pointe Audubon meeting scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, has been canceled. Our speaker will be rescheduled for the fall. Bill Rapai President

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Winter 2019 meeting schedule

Here's Grosse Pointe Audubon's Winter meeting schedule. The Jan. 28 and Feb. 25 meetings will be held in the annex behind Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, 17150 Maumee, Grosse Pointe. The March 18 meeting will be held at the Ewald Branch of the Grosse Pointe Public Library, 15175 E. Jefferson Ave., Grosse Pointe Park.

Jan. 28—Like Father, Like Son: The Autobiography of a Birder
Ray Stocking, a former Grosse Pointer who now lives in Ann Arbor, shares the story of his unusual introduction to bird watching some 25 years ago. During his senior year in college, with very little birding experience and no binoculars, Ray's father, Jerome, asked Ray to join him in an overnight birding trip that would alter Ray’s world forever.

Feb. 25—Birds, Beasts and Beliefs
Cathy Theisen takes us on a photo journey from southern India's Nagarhole National Park north to Binsar Forest Reserve, near the Nepali border. Bengal tigers, Hornbills, Asian Elephants, Treepies, Minivets, Fantails, Barbets, Laughingthrushes, and Painted Spurfowl are just some of the myriad species spread across this fantastic landscape.

March 18—Birding Jeopardy!
Put your knowledge of all things feathered to the test during this unique, and fun, game designed to get your “bird – brain” working. From biology to folklore to identification and more; it’s all fair game. From beginner to expert. Hosted by Kevin Arnold of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks Authority.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Fall 2018 Meetings

Grosse Pointe Audubon is pleased to announce its fall 2018 meeting schedule and speakers.

Sept. 17—Fauna and Flora at No Name Lake
Photographer Robert Weir lives near a small lake near Washington, Michigan. The lake is so small that it doesn’t have a name. But that formality doesn’t prevent an astonishing variety of wildlife from visiting.

Oct. 15—Birding Borneo
Join Bryn Martin for yet another fabulous Washtenaw Audubon international field trip, to Borneo, the third largest island in the world, and home to one of Earth’s oldest rainforests. With 688 species of birds, including 59 endemics, and such interesting mammals as Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey, and Bornean Gibbon, expect great diversity in wildlife. Bryn Martin is an avid international birder, Washtenaw Audubon’s field trip coordinator, and teaches high school in Livonia.

Nov. 19—Mi Bird-Friendly Communities
Linnea Rowse, the conservation program coordinator for Michigan Audubon, will visit us to talk about her organization’s program that works to engage local communities in urban bird conservation programs. Michigan Audubon collaborates with diverse partners including units of local governments, businesses, nonprofits, schools, and community groups to make this program a success.

Grosse Pointe Audubon meets in the annex behind Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, 17150 Maumee in Grosse Pointe City. Social hour starts at 7 and meetings start promptly at 7:30. The meeting is free and open to the public.