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Houston Audubon Hosts Event to Honor TX Women in Conservation
by Helen E. Drummond, Executive Director

Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the River Oaks Country Club
Reception at 11:30 AM. Luncheon 12:00-1:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Allison Rockefeller

2015 Honorees

Carol Dinins, Mary Anne Piacentini, Susan Rieff, Ellen Temple

For more information, visit the Texas Women in Conservation website.

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Houston Audubon is delighted to introduce the Texas Women in Conservation Program featuring an inaugural celebratory luncheon and the Terry Hershey Award. On February 5, 2015, conservationists from across the Lone Star State will gather at River Oaks Country Club in Houston to celebrate extraordinary Texas women who work tirelessly to improve our environment. We certainly hope you will join us.

In 2015, Texas proudly joins National Audubon’s Women in Conservation movement, founded 10 years ago by Allison Whipple Rockefeller who will serve as luncheon keynote. [More]
 


North Jetty is Looking Good!
by Stennie Meadours, former Houston Audubon President

Kudos to Bolivar Peninsula residents, including Winnie Burkett; to the Sierra Club; and to Galveston County for the cleanup and placement of educational signs and trash cans at the base of the North Jetty! I truly did not recognize the view which now has appropriate signage and no litter! With continued education, community concern and attention, the North Jetty will look this good or better during spring migration.

Miracles can happen when groups and site managers work together to find solutions. Litter surveys show that people are less likely to litter when there is no litter! To this end, Houston Audubon (HA) has embarked on an initiative to collaborate with Galveston County site managers and stakeholders to reduce plastic waste non-point source pollution along Galveston County shorelines where there is high human recreational litter and nesting/roosting bird habitat. [More]
 


Red-throated Caracaras: Social Living, Wasp-eating Raptors

This event is free and open to the general public.

Speaker: Sean McCann
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time: Social at 7:00 PM. Presentation begins at 7:30 PM.
Place: United Way Center, 50 Waugh

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Red-throated Caracaras are unusual falconid raptors found in forested habitats in tropical America. They are specialist predators of social wasps, and extraordinary cooperative breeders. Over five seasons in French Guiana, we investigated the nesting, territorial and predation behavior of these birds. Using nest cameras, we documented the types of wasp prey brought to the nests, as well as the social brood care exhibited by this species. [More]
 


 



Press Releases

3/23/2014
Houston Audubon Response to the Galveston Bay Oil Spill

1/31/2013
4th Annual Trees for Bolivar

12/4/2012
Helen E. Drummond Chosen as Houston Audubon Society Executive Director

11/21/2012
Rare Houston Historic Landmark Saved in Time for the Holidays

Upcoming Festivals & Events

SparrowFest
February 2-6 at Balcones Springs, Texas Hill Country

Laredo Birding Festival
February 4-7

Whooping Crane Festival
February 19-22 in Port Aransas

FeatherFest:
April 9-12 in Galveston

Songbird Festival
April 24-27 at Balcones NWR, Texas Hill Country

Birds & Blooms: May 1-3 at Camp Allen Retreat Center in Navasota

Texas Butterfly Festival
October 31 - November 3, 2015 in Mission

Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival
November 4-8, 2015 in Harlingen



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