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VSP: Eastern Glades Bird Survey with Houston Audubon
June 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until September 7, 2019
A Birding Survey as a Special Project of the Renovation of Houston’s Memorial Park
Held monthly on the 1st Saturday, beginning at 8 AM. The survey will be conducted starting in April 2019 and continue through the summer. You do not have to be a member of Houston Audubon Society to participate.
There have been 147 bird species observed within Memorial Park outside of the Hogg Bird Sanctuary and the Houston Arboretum. The Eastern Glades is the first major Master Plan project to be implemented for the renovation of Memorial Park. It is set to be completed in 2020. This area was once inaccessible due to a lack of trails and heavy overgrowth within the forest. The main feature of the current project will be a large pond surrounded by wetland plants. It will serve the dual purpose of new wildlife habitat and stormwater retention. This survey will help assess the bird diversity within Eastern Glades. Master Plan on the Memorial Park Conservancy website.
Where to meet: Please park in the Eastern Glades parking lot of Memorial Park. We will meet at the restrooms/water garden at the northern end of the parking lot see map here.
Please note: Parts of this survey will take place near an active construction site (until the Eastern Glades project is completed.) Please no children until the construction site is no longer active. Please wear waterproof shoes/boots. We will be going off-trail in wetland habitat for part of the survey.
Contact the survey leader Kirsten Thoede for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
[VSP hours to be recorded in VMS under “Houston Audubon Society”]