Chapters & Centers

Assembly Program 2018

If you have interest in helping to organize sessions by supporting logistics or participation on a panel please contact Desiree Loggins at dloggins@audubon.org.

 

AUDUBON TEXAS ASSEMBLY PROGRAM

November 3rd and 4th

Saturday - Bastrop Sound Sanctuary, 1902 Chestnut St. Bastrop, TX 78602

Hornsby Bend Field Trip with Travis Audubon Society 7:30 am - 11:00 am 

Trip Description: The Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant plays a key role in sustaining Austin’s environment by recycling Austin's biosolids and yard trimmings. Hornsby Bend is also nationally known for its biodiversity, ecotourism, and one of the best birding sites in Texas.  Various habitat types can be found at Hornsby.  Several large waste treatment ponds provide open water habitat for water fowl and the edges of the ponds provide habitat for wading and shorebirds.  Hornsby is located adjacent to the Colorado River where riparian areas provide habitat for migratory passerine species.  More information about the site can be found by clicking on the following link: https://www.hornsbybend.org/

We will consolidate participants into as few vehicles as possible so that we can drive and stop a various locations along pond levees.  We will also walk on trails in riparian areas that are on relatively flat land.  Flying insects and mosquitoes can occur here and numbers vary according to conditions.  Chiggers may occur in grassy areas along riparian corridors but in November they hopefully will have subsided.  Participants should bring water and bug spray.  Bathrooms are available at the Environmental Research Building when we start but we won't have access to bathrooms after we begin the trip.  Participants should wear sturdy footwear for the trip.  Actual walking distances usually don't exceed a mile. 

Contact:dennis_palafox@hotmail.com

Field Trip with Bastrop Audubon Society

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Afternoon Keynote Address and Dinner at Bastrop Sound Sanctuary 5:30 

 

Sunday - McKinney Roughs Nature Park, State Highway 71 West, Cedar Creek, TX 

Light Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 

Welcome and Orientation 9:00 - 10:30 

"What is the latest with Audubon Texas" with Suzanne Langley 

Group Action: Leading in Advocacy Together 

Session 1A: Birds, Wildlife, and the Border Wall - How to be an advocate in your community 10:45 - 12:00

Session 1B: Bird City Texas - Does your city make the cut? 10:45 - 12:00

Lunch Q&A with Suzanne Langley (Executive Director of Audubon Texas) and David Ringer (Chief Network Officer) 

Session 2A: Climate Watch at Home + Field Trip Using Climate Watch Outdoors 1:00 - 2:30

Session 2B: Recovering Americas Wildlife Act - A Bold Vision 1:00 - 2:30

Networking Break 2:30 - 3:00

Group Action: Leading in Advocacy Together 3:30 - 4:30 

adjourn 

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