CALIFORNIA & WOODHOUSE SCRUB JAY
Ken Kaufman at Audubon: Two scrub-jays in our area instead of one Western and other changes in the AOU checklist....
Understanding birds & weather: Fall birding basics
.... The savvy fall birder plans carefully both when and where to look for birds. In this article we’ll discuss the basics of fall bird migration as it relates to weather, and put you on the right track to find more birds.
See the whole interesting article...
The ABA adds Hawaii – Now What?
... the ABA membership officially voted to include Hawaii in the ABA Area by a significant margin.
INTERESTED IN PLANTS & BIRDS?
Plants and landscaping in your yard can be bird-friendly. Would you be interested in volunteering to assist LAS in building a program to raise awareness here in Northern Nevada? If so, please contact LAS President Jacque Lowery. We hope to hear from you soon!
Examples of other chapters' programs here.
VIRGINIA LAKE BREEDING COLONY
Virginia Lake Island is Reno's only nesting colony for Double-crested Cormorants, California Gulls, and Snowy Egrets.
Many may remember that the City of Reno initially proposed removing the island at Virginia Lake in the fall of 2014. As a result of public meetings and comments from Lahontan Audubon Society and others more...
A BIG THANKS TO VORTEX OPTICS
Lahontan Audubon Society owes a huge thank you to Vortex Optics, who each year, for the last 5-plus years, have repaired a box full of well-used (some damaged) LAS binoculars that were used by the 500 or so elementary schoolchildren who attended the LAS field trips at Washoe Lake State Park.
Vortex has never charged LAS a penny for this terrific service and has even paid return shipping back to us.
We encourage anyone who may be looking for binoculars to check out Vortex Optics (www.vortexoptics.com). They have a great variety of binoculars in a large price range and provide amazing service.
Thanks so much, Vortex.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Check calendar for more information about events
Every Fourth Tuesday
6:30pm Social 7:00pm Meeting Begins
January-May and August-October
Moana Nursery Landscape and Design
1190 W Moana Ln Reno, NV 89509
View our calendar for details.
LAS Board of Directors meetings are open to all LAS members and the board encourages you to come and see what we do. Monthly board meeting have been on the first Tuesday of the month. Making meetings more accessible to members of holding board meetings before the program meetings was discussed. We will try this out soon to see how it works – stay tuned for information on scheduling.
Board meeting summary - 11/1/2016
President Jacque Lowrey presided.
William Fletcher has agreed to be our new treasurer – thank you Bill!
Mike Goddard reports that the Education Committee had a very busy month in October, providing programs to over 1200 students at 5 events.
There was a discussion of how to organize speakers and other volunteer efforts.
Our chapter made a donation to Audubon Center at Mill Grove to include a brick with our info in the courtyard.
A discussion of by-laws change to include a Past President 1 & 2 position was held.
LAS ELECTIONS 2016-2017
LAS elected a full slate of Officers and two Board Members.
Thank you and welcome to all the new officers, and thanks again to those returning!
OOPS! We lost a couple of them - interested?