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Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary

440 Wilchester Blvd
Houston, TX, 77079

July 2019

VSP: Houston Audubon Natives Nursery

July 19 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 27, 2019

Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Blvd
Houston, TX, 77079
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Every Friday morning, Houston Audubon volunteers work in the Natives Nursery at Edith L Moore Nature Sanctuary, separating seedlings and bumping up wildflowers and grasses into 1-gallon containers. The plants are then used in coastal prairie restoration projects or are offered for sale in support of the Bird Friendly Community Program.   There are breaks for snacks and coffee.  They start earlier in the summer to avoid the heat.   If you would like to join the Friday morning volunteers,…

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VSP: Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary Tuesday Trail Crew

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Blvd
Houston, TX, 77079
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The Tuesday trail crew at Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary meets from 9 AM until noon every Tuesday year-round. Trail crew projects include everything under the sun, including boardwalk construction and maintenance, trail trimming and privet/ligustrum removal. Please contact Juanita Perkins at jperkins@houstonaudubon.org to sign up.

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September 2019

AT: Birding Class- Flycatchers

September 10 @ 7:00 pm
Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Blvd
Houston, TX, 77079
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Flycatchers are the most species-diverse family of birds in the world. This makes them extremely interesting and challenging to study. Twenty-five species are regular in Texas either as resident or migrant species. So, this makes identification a lot simpler! However, there are still many challenges to identification with only twenty-five! The migratory species of the eastern and western regions of our state migrate through the respective region primarily in mid-April through May en route to the breeding grounds. We are…

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AT: Hawk Migration

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Blvd
Houston, TX, 77079
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In this class, we will learn to identify hawks, from the small American Kestrel to the majestic Bald Eagle, and we will learn how and why hawks migrate. Houston is located along a major flyway: we will take advantage of this by spending time in the field practicing identifying hawks in flight as they pass through on their way from their breeding grounds in Northern Canada and Alaska to their wintering grounds in Central and South America. Class: Tuesday, September…

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October 2019

AT: Introduction To Birding

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Blvd
Houston, TX, 77079
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In this class, we'll learn the basics of birdwatching, or birding, which will include learning about the habitat, migration, and behavior of birds, as well as how to identify them by family and species. Get ready to be fascinated by birds! In this class, you will not only enrich your enjoyment of the birds in your own backyard, but you will attain a set of skills that will allow you to explore and expand your enjoyment of birds near and…

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November 2019

VSP: Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary Community Workdays

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on November 16, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on December 21, 2019 at 9:00 am

Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Blvd
Houston, TX, 77079
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COMMUNITY WORKDAYS Join the crew at the Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary for a morning of gardening and sanctuary maintenance.  They work 9 AM – 12 PM, once a month on the 4th Saturday from September through April (3rd Saturday in November and December).  Activities include trail maintenance, filling bird feeders and baths, litter pick-up, native gardening, and invasive species removal. It's a great way to enjoy the outdoors and meet like-minded friends! Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellent & gloves/clippers if you…

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AT: Wintering Sparrows

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Blvd
Houston, TX, 77079
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Secretive and challenging to identify are what make this group of birds Fun. The Upper Texas Coast is a great place to see wintering sparrows. Learn the key principles of identification that will enable you to separate the 17 different species that are possible. After this class you will no longer call sparrows little brown birds, you will recognize them as sparrows. Class: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 (7:00-8:45 PM) Field Trip: Saturday, November 23, 2019 (7:30 AM - 3:30 PM)…

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December 2019

AT:Wintering Water Fowl

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Blvd
Houston, TX, 77079
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The Upper Texas Coast is an amazing area for wintering waterfowl. Each year we have thousands of ducks (24 species possible) and thousands of geese (5 species possible) and mergansers (2 species). While the identification of male ducks is often straightforward, the same cannot be said of the more cryptically colored females. Therein lie the challenge and fun of duck identification. We will learn techniques for separating the 24 species of ducks, the different species of geese, and the mergansers.…

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