Upcoming events

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

Monthly Meetings

Sep 9      “Eagle Nest”, Bob Livesay, local professional photographer

Oct 14    “Langley Nature Center”, GRDA representatives

Nov 11   “China”, Frank Houck, GLAS member

Jan 13    Bob Livesay, local professional photographer, 7 pm;  ***New meeting place.  First United Methodist Church, 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. See diagram of building & Parking  in "About" topic "Main menu" section  above.  *** 

Feb 10    Topic TBA,Melinda Hickman, Wildlife Diversity Biologist, OK Dept of Wildlife Conservation 

Mar 9     “Nichols Preserve Update”, Jeremy Busby

Apr 13    *** Cancelled ***       “Birds of South Texas”, Bill Petrunich

May 11   “Peru”, Sandy Sullins, GLAS member

Jun 8       Annual Pot Luck Picnic, 6:00 pm, location TBA

Birding Field Trips

Sep 16    Spavinaw creek; depart 8:00 am *; sack lunch; F. Houck, 918-787-6532

Oct 11-12   Pelican Festival at Wolf Creek Park; W. Hale, 918 791-0926

Oct 19    Owl watch, Har Ber Village; depart WalMart at 5:15 pm*; F. Houck, 918-787-6532

Nov 5    Pensacola Dam; depart 7:30 am *; F. Houck, 918 787-6532

Dec 15    Christmas Bird Count, F. Houck, 918 787-6532; dinner at Cosby’s

Jan 18     Eagle Watch, depart 6:00 am *, F. Houck, 918 787-6532, breakfast in Arkansas  

Mar 21    *** Cancelled ***      Oxley Nature Center; depart 7:30 *; bring sack lunch; S. Sullins, 918 786-2638

Apr 20    ***  Cancelled ***      Spavinaw Creek; depart 8:00 am *; S. Sullins, 918 786-2638, bring sack Lunch

May 16   GW Carver Park, depart 7:00 am *; J. Beyer, 918 801-2231; bring sack lunch

Annual brochure of events, membership application, etc. -  files/brochure_2019-2020(1).pdf

 

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

 

Audubon ? ?

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

Begining January, 2020, meetings will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1005 Leisure Road,Grove, OK.    We meet on the Second Monday of each month September through May, at 7:00 pm.  It is suggested that we not use the front entrance to the church. The best entrances are on the North and West.  See * on diagram below.  North is toward the Right of the diagram and West is toward the top of the diagram.  The West entrance has a few steps to climb.  Best parking is on the North. 

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.