Our Meet-and-Greet will take place at Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St. in Greensboro. On weekends, parking is free in all City of Greensboro lots and decks so you’ll have no problems finding a space. Parking is also available on Elm St. right in front of Scuppernong Books.
The chapter will provide light snacks and iced tea, but adult and other beverages will also be available for purchase. If you are new to Audubon or have not been able to attend many chapter functions, come on down to Scuppernong and meet each other and some of us long-time members. New in town? This is a great way to get to know Greensboro and the local environs. We “old timers” can fill you in on what we do and answer questions you have about the chapter and its activities. So come on down to spend a pleasant afternoon with fellow Auduboners, or just stop in to say “Howdy”. We’ll be pleased to see you.
We will begin our day on the BRP at the Blue Ridge Music Center at Milepost 213 just inside Virginia. Meet at 9:30 in the parking lot. We’ll spend some time in the meadows and along the woodland edges around the grounds. If we find a lot to see and linger until lunchtime, we’ll have our bring-your-own picnic at the center. Be sure to bring food and plenty to drink because we won’t be near stores or restaurants.
From the music center we will work our way slowly southwest along the BRP toward Sparta, stopping along the roadside periodically to check flowering meadows and woodland edges. We won’t do much hiking; it will be a drive-and-stop kind of trip. If we have time and there is interest, we could continue on to Doughton Park.
This trip is open to everyone, so bring family and friends, including older children. (No pets, please.) This is a joint outing with Piedmont Bird Club and NC Native Plant Society, so there is sure to be a wealth of knowledge and expertise for nearly every area of interest.
What to bring: There are restrooms and water at the Blue Ridge Music Center but no facilities beyond there. Bring snacks and food for picnic lunch, and be sure to bring plenty of water. Wear sturdy shoes and a hat, and you may need a sweater early in the day. Bring field guides that suit your particular naturalist interests and any field equipment you like to use such as hand lens, binoculars, and scopes. DO NOT bring nets for butterflies and dragonflies. No collecting of specimens of any kind is allowed on the BRP. However, photography is welcome and there should be plenty of photographic opportunities.
Cancellation: A little earlier morning fog and drizzle won’t deter us, but the trip will be cancelled if the forecast is for inclement weather all day. Check the forecast for Sparta, NC, before departing from the Triad. (The long range forecast is for a clear sunny day.)
RSVP if you plan to join us so we can send you any updates on meeting time, place and itinerary. Contact the trip leader, Dennis Burnette, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us for our monthly program as we hear from Kim Brand from NC Audubon about the effects of climate change on birds. Meet-the-speaker social time starts at 6:45 pm and the featured program starts at 7:00.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
3811 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro • 336. 665.0291
Sponsored by T.G. Pearson Audubon Society and
New Garden Landscaping and Nursery
Birdseed Sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Proceeds to be used by Sponsored by T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society
for environmental education projects
Special Events Throughout the Day
9:30 a.m. Dennis Burnette – Butterfly Gardening
10:30 a.m . Jeremy Warren – Native Plants for Birds and Butterflies
1:30 p.m. Lynn Moseley – Bird Feeding FAQs: Answers to Common Questions
About Feeding Cardinals, Hummingbirds, and More
And for younger naturalists
11:30 am Kids, Paint Your Own Birdhouse – Preregistration required
($10 fee; limit 20 children, ages 5 and up, accompanied by adult; birdhouse and refreshments furnished) –
Register for birdhouse painting at newgarden.com
To Order Birdseed Ahead of Time, click here to download a form!
Pre-order deadline is Oct. 2, 2017
Seed also available on day of event; cash or check preferred. Paypal will be available.
TGPAS and the Piedmont Bird Club is joining up for a social event for the whole family. Bring the kids and grandkids! We will have a hay ride tour of Bowman Dairy, have a behind-the-scen
Those who would like to carpool or caravan from Greensboro should meet in Friendly Shopping Center in front of the Whole Foods Market in the parking lot under the sign closest to Friendly Ave. for departure at 9:00 a.m. Time: Event runs 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Be at Homeland Creamery at 9:45 a.m. If wishing to carpool, meet at 9:00 a.m. Contact: Dennis Burnette
Join us for our monthly program at Kathleen Clay Edwards Library. This month’s guest speaker is our very own Dr. Lynn Moseley, TGPAS co-chair. Lynn will be bringing us some timely information for protecting migrating feathered friends and wintertime feeder visitors from collisions with the windows in our homes and outbuildings. Come at 6:45 for a chance to meet the speaker and some social time, and then the meeting will start promptly at 7 pm. As always, this is a free event.
Marie Poteat will lead this month’s Second Sunday Nature Walk at the Guilford Prison Farm. As always, we’ll meet at the Friendly Shopping Center under the Whole Foods sign at 1:45 PM to carpool to the event. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.
Join us at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library for our annual holiday extravaganza! Enjoy visions of sugar plums and rare life list entries simultaneously at this not-to-miss program. Plan to arrive at 6:45 PM for best holiday treat selection and to get a good spot for viewing the photo show. Bring the family! As always, this is a free event.