October Meeting. The Tiadaghton Audubon Society will host a program entitled Wildlife Rehabilitation with wildlife rehabilitator Robyn Graboski on October 20, (Tuesday instead of the usual Wednesday) at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center in Wellsboro, 7:30 p.m. Robyn is a seasoned wildlife rehabilitator who works with birds (including songbirds, waterbirds, and raptors), reptiles, bats, and other small mammals with the goal of releasing them back to natural habitats or maintaining as education animals. She works out of Centre County near State College and her website is www.centrewildlifecare.org. For this presentation she will bring Isis the peregrine falcon and Nostradamus the screech owl. Please join us for an evening of fun and demonstration with some of our native species of wild birds and an opportunity to learn more about these fascinating animals.
Highlights from the 26-August Outreach Meeting. Twelve-year TAS President Phil Krajewski formally turned over the presidency to a three-person collective of co-presidents: Bob Ross for one year only and during the summer months (since he lives part-time in CA); John Corcoran, and Liz Costanzo. Other officers will remain the same for the time being.
During the meeting, Phil outlined some of the president's duties: preparing a press release for each meeting; chairing meetings; working with and filing reports to the National Audubon Society and Pennsylvania Audubon, and ensuring that speakers will be found for regularly scheduled meetings.
There may be fewer meetings: September and October, Christmas Bird Count in December, meetings again in March and April, and Spring Migratory Bird Count and annual picnic in May. Instead of November, our annual "wine and cheese get-together" -- co-sponsored with Trout Unlimited and Pine Creek Headwaters -- will take place in November. The program for that event will be on fish biology. John Corcoran also suggested that we need more outreach programs outside of our regular meetings. .
There was much other discussion on various other environmental issues, including forest fragmentation which is having a strong negative effect on many woodland species, and what we can do to help matters.
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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