Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Grosse Pointe Audubon Fall Calendar


Here is our meeting schedule for Fall 2015. I will be posing the Fall newsletter as soon as possible.

Sept. 21 — Rounding up: Recent discoveries of new species in Indonesia and China with Dr. Pamela Rasmussen. Only a few new species of birds are named for science worldwide each year, mostly from South America. But Michigan State University Integrative Biologist Pamela Rasmussen has been part of a team that has described 10 new Asian species and rediscovered three others in recent years. Find out more about the process of documentation of biodiversity in this talk.

Oct. 19 — Bringing Conservation to Cities: Lessons from Building the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. Most conservationists want to work in pristine areas, and most urban areas are considered too degraded to rank high on conservation priority lists. But John Hartig, director of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, has learned what it takes to foster a conservation ethic in urban areas and to inspire and develop new urban conservationists.

Nov. 16 — Discovering the birds of Newfoundland. Grosse Pointe Audubon’s own Mike and Judy Florian will take you on a photographic journey of their trip to Newfoundland, July 2-8, 2014. The trip included the Avalon Peninsula plus Terra Nova National Park, the easternmost portions of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Raptor program a hit!

Grosse Pointe Audubon's March 22 "Adaptations For Flight" program at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial was a great success!

Thanks to Francie, Sarah and Chuck from the Leslie Nature and Science Center in Ann Arbor for a fabulous program!

The people who got to see a bald eagle up close will never forget it!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Proposed GP Audubon Bylaws

Grosse Pointe Audubon bylaws were written in 1966. While there is nothing wrong with them, they do not suit an organization that I hope will become a 501(c)(3) non-profit in the future.

Please review the bylaws and bring your questions and comments to our March 16 meeting. I hope we can take everybody's concerns into account soon so that we may vote to approve the bylaws at our April 20 annual meeting.

Feel free to contact me by phone or email with any issues or concerns.

Bill Rapai

Grosse Pointe Audubon Bylaws

Thursday, January 15, 2015