Monday, September 12, 2011

Fall 2011 Grosse Pointe Audubon Newsletter

Here it is, in all its glory!

Fall 2011 Newsletter

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fall 2011 Meeting Schedule

Here's Grosse Pointe Audubon's meeting schedule for fall:

Sept. 19—Michigan green leader Dr. John Hartig will give a presentation on his new book, Burning Rivers: Revival of Four Urban-Industrial Rivers that Caught on Fire. The book explores how four rivers in the Great Lakes basin caught on fire because of oil pollution. Today, however, each of these rivers is experiencing substantial environmental improvement and some surprising ecological revival. Burning Rivers was written to help teach the lessons of the past, celebrate progress, and help people understand the urgent need to address remaining environmental challenges.
Oct. 17—“The World in your Backyard” Rick Lieder will conduct a spectacular travelogue tour of the worlds above and below us, featuring insects and birds. From the rhythmic push and pull of delicate wings, to the amazing variety of small creatures around us, beside us, beneath us, busy in their small, secret world.
Nov. 21—Renowned birder and hummingbird expert Allen Chartier will present a program on his bird banding at Metro Beach Metropark. More information to come soon.

Social hour at 7 p.m., meeting at 7:30. All meetings are held in the annex behind Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, 17150 Maumee, between St. Clair and Neff, in Grosse Pointe. All meetings are free and all are welcome. Bring a friend!

The Big Year is coming!

The film version of the book "The Big Year' is set for release Oct. 14. Here's the trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEWTEZNifo0&feature=youtu.be

Grosse Pointe Audubon hopes to have a private showing of the movie in mid to late October. Stay tuned!