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September Speaker Event

Understanding Conservation Activities Among Birdwatchers

This event is free and open to the general public.

September EventSpeaker: David Scott
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time: Social at 7:00 PM. Presentation begins at 7:30 PM.
Place: United Way Center, 50 Waugh


Popular media sometimes portrays birders as being driven to identify rare birds and add new birds to large life lists. In reality, these activity orientations are representative of a small fraction of people who enjoy watching birds. [More]

Kleb Woods Hummingbird Festival

Meet the Houston Audubon raptors and get a chance to take some great raptor photographs at the Houston Audubon Raptor Round-up booth at the Kleb Woods Hummingbird Festival in Tomball. Mary Anne Weber, Education Director, will be showcasing all the raptors throughout the day. Hummingbirds will also be the stars of the festival and you will be able to watch hummingbird banding.

The festival is free and runs from 9 AM to 3 PM on September 19, 2015.


Qigong Class with Brian McKenna

Standing Meditation
Saturday, October 17, 2015
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
$45 (class limit 12 students)

Please join Brian McKenna, Lic.AC., for a morning of Qigong (standing meditation). Qigong involves meditation, slow flowing movement and rhythmic breathing. Brian has been studying and teaching Qigong since 1980 and has been practicing acupuncture for 30 years. He believes that to care for the environment, we must also care for the environmentalist. [More]

Together We Made a Difference for Texas Parks
by Helen Drummond, Executive Director

The closing of the 84th Legislative Session marked a major milestone for Texas parks, Texans and the birds and other wildlife that mean so much to our quality of life. Because of the hard, persistent work of so many across the state, including Houston Audubon members who heeded the call to contact their legislative representatives in support of House Bill 158, 100% of future proceeds derived from the Sporting Goods Sales Tax (SGST) are now statutorily dedicated for use to address the needs of local and state parks.

This spring, HB 158 passed the House and Senate and was signed by the Governor. It goes into effect September 1, 2015. [More]

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