[Bristol-Birds] Herndon Bird Club

  • From: "Roy & Robin Knispel" <rknispel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 21:38:18 -0400

The Herndon Bird Club had its picnic today at the Rotary Park in Johnson City.  
Twenty-nine people attended and enjoyed excellent food and enjoyable 
fellowship.  Thanks to all who attended and who brought food.  Special thanks 
to Gil and Mary Derouen for preparing the barbeque.

A number of up-coming field trips, butterfly counts and a rally in which club 
members are providing leadership were announced and discussed, beginning with--

Tomorrow evening, July 11, field trip to Big Bald to observe banding of 
Saw-Whet Owls.  Meet at the U.S. Forestry Service building in Unicoi at 8:00 
p.m. to car pool to Big Bald.  Members expect to return about midnight.  Trip 
leaders:  Joe McGuiness and Kim Stroud.

Butterfly counts and Roan Kids Rally--brief information follows--go to (google) 
the Nature Calender for NE TN/SW VA for more information:

First Butterfly Count--Roan Mountain --meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at 
the green water wheel at the Roan Mountain Nature Center.  Count will last 
until 4-5 p.m.  Compiler:  Don Holt

Second Butterfly Count--Sycamore Shoals and Holston Mountain--meet at 9 a.m. 
Sunday, August 2, at the Sycamore Shoals Park parking lot in Elizabethton.   
Count in that area until noon--eat lunch--car pool to Holston Mountain for 
counting in the afternoon.  Compiler:  Don Holt

Third Butterfly Count--Green County--August 9.  Meet at the 4-H Camp in 
Greenville.  Compiler:  Don Miller

August 1--Roan Mountain Kids Rally--Check the Nature Calender for NE TN/SW VA 
and web site listed there for more information.

August 4, Tuesday--Planning Meeting of the Herndon Bird Club--meet at the 
Perkins Restaurant on North Roan in Johnson City about 6:30 to eat (order from 
the menu) and discuss birding, future club activities and whatever else appeals.

Roy Knispel, Pres.
Herndon Bird Club

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