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Project Passenger Pigeon -- Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future

This event is free and open to the general public.

Speaker: Garrie Landry
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Time: Social: 6:30 PM; Event: 7:00 PM
Place: Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road

The story of the Passenger Pigeon is unlike that of any other bird. With a population estimated to be 3 to 5 billion, it was the most abundant bird in North America and perhaps the world. Yet human exploitation drove this species to extinction in just a few decades. 2014 marks the centenary of this extraordinary extinction.

Passenger Pigeons Garrie Landry has had a lifelong interest in the Passenger Pigeon and maintains a website dedicated to the Passenger Pigeon. He became an authority on the species and its extinction. [More]

Archway Gallery Exhibition Benefits Houston Audubon

Archway Gallery Archway Gallery will hold its Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition, benefiting Houston Audubon July 12-31, 2014. The reception is on July 12 from 5 – 8 PM at 2305 Dunlavy, Houston 77006. This is a free event and public attendance is encouraged.

For more information please visit the Archway Gallery website.


Have Birds - Will Travel
by Mary Anne Weber

Since 2000, the Houston Audubon Education staff has logged over 250,000 miles educating youth and adults on the Upper Texas Coast. Now, thanks to a generous donation from John Whitmire and Susan Maclin, the Houston Audubon Education Department has a "Birdmobile"! Transporting birds, displays, nests, stuffed specimens, life size models, books, computers, projectors and speakers takes quite a bit of space and the education staff is thrilled with their new vehicle. The Education Team is working on a vehicle wrap that will not only get audiences excited about programming but also market Houston Audubon as they travel the highways and byways in southeast Texas. Whether they are traveling through a small rural town to visit Master Naturalists or the inner city of Houston to visit a group of students studying birds, the Birdmobile will spread the message of bird conservation and education along the way.


Mary Anne Weber Recognized by The Garden Club of America

Mary Anne Weber receives the Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award The Garden Club of America's Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award annually recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals furthering the early environmental education of children. Established in 1992, the Hull Award recognizes chosen recipients who honor Miss Hull's common sense approach to environmental awareness by inspiring children under 16 to appreciate the beauty and fragility of our planet.

A woman ahead of her time, Miss Hull (1900–1996) was an active member of the Ridgefield Garden Club and credited her mother and grandmother with instilling her own passion for the environment.

The 2014 Garden Club of America's Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award was recently given to Houston Audubon's own Mary Anne Weber, Houston Audubon Education Director, at the Garden Club of Houston's Annual Luncheon. Garden Club member and Houston Audubon board member Doris Heard nominated Mary Anne last year. Please join us in congratulating Mary Anne on a most deserving award! [More]

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