Author Archives: Terri Hurley

Migration Madness! By Robbin Mallet, Communications Director

Like accountants during tax season, Texas birders have a habit of disappearing in April, leaving their families to fend for themselves. It isn’t receipts and deductions capturing their attention, but the annual phenomenon of Spring bird migration. The Texas Gulf Coast is one of the best places in the world to experience this marvel. According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, of the 338 species that are listed as Nearctic-Neotropical migrants in North America (north of Mexico), 333 of them – an astounding 98.5% – have been… Read More →

Seabourne Tree Planting Big Success!

Thanks to all volunteers (TMNs and friends, Cub and Boy Scouts and families, LDS elders), who came out on a beautiful cool and dry day and planted more than 100 trees at Seabourne.  We also thank Apache Corporation for making the annual tree grant available, the City’s Parks Department for donating 2 bald cypress and a good-size live oak and Bill and Carol Brookshire for donating the black walnut.  Among the 100 Apache trees were oaks, buttonbushes, American beautyberries, wax myrtles and yaupons along with parsley hawthorns, rusty… Read More →

Bring Your Own Water Bottle Initiative!

Our chapter has a new initiative. We are encouraging everyone attending our monthly chapter meetings to bring their own water bottle. If you do, your name will be placed in a drawing for a prize. Members and guests both can enter. The drawing will be held right after the program. Must be present to win. Let’s reduce our plastic usage!