Come celebrate Bat Week with a walk around the Dudley Park in Athens to visit the newly installed bat houses and to search for bats around the park! Wildlife biologist Trina Morris of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will give a brief talk about local bats and the Athens Bat Connection project. Please wear good walking shoes and bring flashlights or headlamps. Meet at the East Broad Parking Lot.
Thanks to your generous donations, so far we have raised an impressive $6,600 towards our habitat restoration project at the State Botanical Garden - THANK YOU! This will ensure that we can plant new, and replenish existing, stands of native rivercane in the floodplain of the botanical garden over the course of this winter.
ATHENS – A Conservation Botanist at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia will discuss the variety and life history of Georgia’s wildflowers from her new 2016 book, Field Guide to Wildflowers of Georgia
ATHENS – The Oconee Rivers Audubon Society will launch its 2016-17 season with a silent auction, reception, and a special presentation titled “A Safe Place to Land: Conservation of the Swallow-tailed Kite” by research scientist Dr. Maria Whitehead on Thursday, September 1, at UGA’s Odum School of Ecology.
Dr. Maria Whitehead, Project Director for The Nature Conservancy, will build off of a recent article that was published in The Nature Conservancy magazine that focuses on her work with Swallow-tailed Kites. Whitehead will discuss Kite conservation challenges such as climate change induced habitat degradation and discuss how the life history of this species makes it particularly vulnerable to habitat alteration and loss. Whitehead will also discuss current and future strategies The Nature Conservancy and other organizations are implementing to better monitor and manage this species in the face of climate change and other pressing threats.
The Oconee Rivers Audubon Society will cap its 2015-16 season with a potluck picnic dinner at a special time and place – 6 p.m. June 2 in Memorial Park, at Picnic Shelter No. 1.
Bring a covered-dish item to share and enjoy an evening of socializing in the outdoors. Dessert will be provided. The gathering will include a short business meeting to elect officers for the upcoming year. The nominees are Brian Cooke, president; Katy Manley, vice president; Mary Case, secretary; and Alison Huff, treasurer.