January 2013 Field Trip to the Outer Banks: January 4-6
Wake Audubon's first field trip of the new year will take place Friday, January 4 through Sunday, January 6 at the Audubon Sanctuary and Center at Pine Island on the outer banks of North Carolina near Corolla. The outer banks area is a "must see" birding spot with many species of waterfowl and shorebirds wintering there. We will meet at the Audubon Sanctuary Friday evening. Plans are to bird the sanctuary Saturday morning and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Saturday afternoon. Sunday morning we will have the option of getting up early to reach the Pocosin Lakes refuge at dawn to see the Snow Geese leaving the lakes for their day of foraging in the nearby fields. Late-risers can join us later to continue birding the Pocosin Lakes area. Participants may drive on there own; the trip organizer will work with those interested in car-pooling. Where will we stay? There are some rooms available at the lodge at the sanctuary. Rooms have two single beds each, one has bunk beds. There are shared bathroom facilities and a kitchen. A block of rooms has also been reserved at the Hampton Inn across the street. Prices at the lodge are $25/person/night and at the Hampton Inn are $89/night. Please let the trip organizer know if you want to participate and which lodging you prefer (the lodge is first come first served). Trip organizer is Gerry. Contact her at gerryluginbuhl AT gmail.com. We hope to see many Wake Audubon members on this trip.
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Read below for the latest entries:
“The Handbook of Bird Photography” A review by Bob Oberfelder
Wake Audubon was contacted by Maggie Yates from Rocky Nook Inc. to see if anyone from the group was interested in reviewing a new book on bird photography, suitably called “The Handbook of Bird Photography” by Markus Varesvuo, Jari Peltomaki and Bence Mate. Ms. Yates sought someone with an interest in both birding and [...]
April Showers Bring May Flowers
By Annie Runyon
I found these longleaf cones (flowers) at Harris Lake this past week.
You can see the cluster of purple male cones (or catkins) above, and 2 female cones growing below the pointy growing tip of a new branch.
Our longleaf pine sprouted its first catkins in our yard this spring.
It has joined with all the [...]
2013 on the March
By Jeff Beane
Holy cow—it’s March already. If, like me, you’re wondering whatever happened to January and February, or to last year for that matter (or indeed, to the 1970s), you’d best get out there and start paying attention. It may have been a cold month so far, but, speaking as one who has already lived [...]
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