May Meeting. There will be no meeting at the Gmeiner this month. In lieu of a monthly meeting, we will be holding our annual picnic at Hills Creek State Park on SaturdayMay 9 to coincide with the PA Migratory Bird Count. Everyone is invited to the picnic and to participate in the bird count. The bird count is an individual effort. You can count birds anywhere in the county (record species name and number of birds of each species seen). Please bring your results to the picnic. There will still be a guided bird walk at Hills Creek State Park (See below). The picnic will start at 12:00 at one of the pavillons at Hills Creek State Park (usually one in the beach area). TAS will provide hot dogs, but participants are asked to bring an easily-prepared dish to share. Even a bag of potato chips would be fine.
Hills Creek Bird Walks. Our annual spring bird walks at Hills Creek State Park will continue every Saturday at 8:00 AM through May. The weather will be much more pleasant than in April, but please be prepared for cool mornings. Walks last 2-3 hours, depending on what we are seeing. By May, most of the waterfowl have passed through, although we do often seen an occasional loon or grebe. Most our most colorful migratory birds have arrived by this time, including warblers, grosbeaks, orioles, and tanagers. Bald eagles and ospreys are almost always present, and they often put on a pretty good show. There are no fees for the walks, and birders of all levels or anyone just interested in birds are welcome to attend. No prior notification is required. Just show up Saturday morning at the park office.
Eels and Mussels Project
Please take a look at our new page devoted to the Eels and Mussels Project. There are also links to some relevant YouTube videos and a link to our Flickr group which has many more photos of eel captures, tagging, and releases.
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Meetings are held September through May on the third Wednesday of each month at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center on 134 Main Street next to the Green Free Library in Wellsboro. A board meeting takes place at 6:30, and the general meeting is at 7:30; all are welcome.
(Updated May 2, 2015.)
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Thanks to Wayne C. Sierer for the new raven logo.