Welcome back to Audubon! Hope you all had a fun and eventful summer. We did a lot of traveling, putting 7,600 miles on the car. We visited many relatives and friends and saw a number of interesting sights along the way. We always travel with our binoculars, but if we accidentally leave them behind at a home or motel, we are never unprepared, because we keep a spare pair along with a bird ID book in the holder behind the passenger’s seat, for an emergency sighting! We did not add any new life list birds this summer but did see many interesting species. How about you? Anyone see a new lifer over the summer?
Our V.P.’s Karen and Norma have a number of great programs lined up for the year. So mark your calendar now, second Friday of the month, 10 a.m. Coronado Center. That way you won’t overbook your busy Village schedule. As always, September will start out with a Live Birds of Prey program. Bring your camera for some close-up photo ops with these birds! Speaking of photos, you don’t want to miss the great photography show of Tim Ernst in November. His work is so amazing! He will also bring his books, calendars and a variety of other items for sale. Think Christmas! For more details on our programs, check your monthly program emails and/or the Village Voice.
September means the kick off of our bird seed sale. This is the main fundraiser for sending our local students to Ecology Camp. Please take part in this, so we can keep sponsoring children! This year Wayne Krone and Harry Cervenka have added a couple new items, along with the seed, so be on the watch for that. We are excited about a new and updated website for Audubon that will be introduced soon.
Carolyn and Norma have been hard at work making this possible. More news on that as it becomes available!
Our Audubon Society has a great board to work with. Each person works hard, doing his/her best for all of you. Every year we are in the need of a few good people to continue this tradition. Please think about helping your organization and volunteer your time. When asked to help, say “YES, I can do that”!
Thank You. Look forward to seeing all of you this fall.
President, HSV Audubon