Upcoming events

All meeting and events are free and open to the public.  Please join us for an adventure.

 

Nov 6    ***Meeting change in date and location***  " Environmental effects on birds in the Tar Creek Superfund area", Heather LePage, biology reasearcher at Univ of Ok; meeting will be held at Trinity Baptist Church at  206 Elk Street behind Pizza Hut in Grove

Dec 11   Holiday Dinner 6 pm  Please bring a covered dish to share.  Everyone is invited.    [This will be the first meeting at the newly remodeled Trinity Baptist Church at 4th & Main, Grove.]

Dec 17   Christmas Bird Count, F. Houck, 918 787-6532; volunteers needed, dinner at Cosby’s

Jan 8   “Wildlife around Grand Lake”, Bob Livesay, local professional photographer

Jan 20   Eagle Watch, depart 6:00 am, F. Houck 918 787-6532, breakfast in Arkansas

Feb 12 “Monarch Butterflies”, Val Frankoski, Wildcat Glades Conserv & Audubon Cntr, Joplin, MO

Mar 12  "Wildflowers - the good, the bad, the invasive", Amy Buthod, Botanical Spec at Univ of OK

Mar 24   Birding field trip to Oxley Center, depart 7:30 am bring sack lunch; S. Sullins 918 786-2638

Apr 9  "Notes from recent birding field trips", Dr. Doug Wood, PhD, Ornithologist and Professor of Biological Science, SE OK State Univ, Durant

Apr 28   Birding field trip to Spavinaw Creek area, depart at 8:00 am, bring sack lunch; S. Sullins 918 786-2638

May 8   Birding field trip, "Birder Weekend-Arkansas", depart 5:45 am, lunch available at event; F. Houck 918 787-6532

May 12  "Dragonflies", Michael Patton, PhD, Professor, OK biological Survey, Univ of OK

May 19  Birding field trip to George Washington Carver,see links; depart 7:00 am, bring sack lunch; J. Beyer 787-5188

Jun 11   Annual Pot Luck Picnic, 6:00 pm location TBA

Jun 13 "The Beauties of Nature", Tom Whipple, Local Nature PhotographerNov 9 "The Beauties of Nature", Tom Whipple, Local Nature PhotographerDec 14 "The Red-cockaded Woodpecker", Clay Barnes, Wildlife Biologist Technician, McCurtain County Wilderness AreaSep 26 Grey Snow Eagle Rehab House; depart 6:30 am; FJan 23JjFeFF FebA

About

Grand Lake Audubon Society

 

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John James Audubon (1785-1851), used his talent and interest in birds and bird conservation, to paint 435 life-sized prints in an effort to describe all of the birds of America.  He conducted the first known bird-banding experiment in North American by tying strings on the legs of Eastern Phoebes and discovered that birds return to the same nesting sites each year.  George Bird Grinnell, one of the founders of the early Audubon Society in the late 1800s, chose the name Audubon as the inspiration for the organization and as a symbol of birding and bird conservation worldwide.


The Grand Lake Audubon Society of Grove, OK, is a chapter of the National Audubon Society.  The goal of our society is:  

  • To promote the conservation of wildlife and natural environment
  • To encourage interest in the study of nature
  • To provide the opportunity for study and observation of birds and other wildlife
  • To contribute to research in the fields of conservation and ornithology by monetary support and active participation
  • To educate the public on the need to protect wild birds and animals, trees and plants, soil, air and water; and promote a better understanding of these natural resources

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     Meetings

Meetings are held at Trinity Baptist Church, 4th & Main Street in Grove, OK.  This is a new church home at this location.  Grace Presbyterian and Trinity Baptist have switched building locations in Grove.  We meet on the Second Monday of each month September through May, at 7:00 pm.  All meetings and field trips are free and open to the public.  Please join us.

     Field trips

Birding field trips are scheduled to visit wildlife areas both locally and regionally.  Carpool meeting place for most birding field trips is the Grove Wal-Mart parking lot behind Rib Crib.  The public is encouraged to join us.  We leave on time.  So, don't be late.  More detailed information of a specific birding field trip is announced at the monthly meeting, in the GLAS newsletter or by contacting the trip leader.

     Chapter Projects

               Audubon Adventures

Our chapter sponsors Audubon Adventures for schools and local youth organizations.  This National Audubon Educational Program stresses education about animals and their habits, ecology and other environmental needs.  It calls upon the uses of reading, language arts, mathematics and art in this learning process.  Membership dues and fundraising events support this project.

              Christmas Bird Count

This oldest ongoing U.S. annual bird count is a winter census and predictor of migratory trends.  The area canvassed by Grand Lake Audubon Society is south the Grand Lake through Spavinaw Wildlife Management area.  Participation by experienced and novice birders is encouraged and appreciated.  Please consider joining us.