Join Us for a Swift-gazing Expedition

Photo of chimney swifts courtesy MN Audubon
Photo of chimney swifts courtesy MN Audubon

Want to see Chimney Swifts disappearing into a chimney? Then join us this Thursday at 6:30 at Joymongers Brewery, 576 N. Eugene St., at the intersection of Smith, Eugene and Battleground, in downtown Greensboro near the Deep Roots Market. We’ll have enough time to sip some suds, if desired, before driving to where the Swift action is, about 7:15.
You’ll be able to pick out the TGPAS folks–probably the only ones in the pub wearing binoculars. Wear yours to for better viewing. And keep your fingers crossed that the birds don’t double-cross us and switch locations.

Audubon Natural Area Cleanup on September 10th

Work Day at TGPAS Natural Area
Work Day at TGPAS Natural Area

SOS–Your Help Needed

Audubon Natural Area Steward Jim Eldrett has alerted us that Greensboro Beautiful has not assigned anyone to help pick up litter at the Natural Area this year and no TGPAS members have said that they are coming. Jim says : “SOS–we need help!”

Please consider coming out to the Natural Area Saturday, September 10th, 9:30 to about 11:00 am. Wear long pants even though it is warm so you can avoid bugs and scratchy weeds while you collect litter along the streets and N. Buffalo Creek.

The ANA is on Tankersley Dr. Between Elm and Church streets, just north of Cone Hospital. Park in the NA or across Church St. in the First Citizens bank lot.

Thanks so much.

Meet and Greet at Scuppernong Books

Image Courtesy Wikimedia
Image Courtesy Wikimedia

The T. Gilbert Pearson chapter of Audubon will host a Meet and Greet from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St. in downtown Greensboro. Weekend parking is free in all City of Greensboro lots and decks, and so you’ll have no problems parking.

The chapter will provide light snacks and iced tea; other foods and beverages will also be available for purchase. Whether you are new to Audubon, have not attended many chapter functions, or are a long-time fan, come on down to Scuppernong Books and meet each other as well as some of us long-time members. We “old timers” can 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.

July Nature Walk: Greensboro Arboretum

Photo courtesy of Samantha Thompson
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
(Papilio glaucus)

Join the T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society for an afternoon butterfly walk on Sunday, July 10, in the Greensboro Arboretum. We’ll also keep an eye out for birds, of course!

As usual for our Second Sunday Nature Walks, we will meet at 1:45 pm in front of the Whole Foods Market in Friendly Shopping Center under the Sears sign between BB&T and Chick-Fil-A next the Friendly Ave. If you would prefer to meet us at the Arboretum, we will be in front of the education building at about 2:15. We expect to return to the shopping center by 5:00.

The Arboretum address is 401 Ashland Dr., Greensboro, NC. For information about the park, go to the official website: http://www.greensborobeautiful.org/gardens/greensboro_arboretum.php 

Be sure to wear clothing appropriate for a hot, sunny day. You’ll appreciate a hat and comfortable footwear. Although the Arboretum has restrooms and a water fountain, bring plenty of water to drink during the walk. Other items you might bring are binoculars, a camera, and a butterfly field guide if you have them.

TGPAS nature walks are open to the public. Family and friends are welcome. No pets, please. This will be a joint nature walk with the Triad Chapter of the Carolina Butterfly Society.

RSVP: Please let the trip contact person know if you plan to participate. We have no good way of letting people know of changes in times and meeting places at the last minute. The trip coordinator will contact those who have signed up to let them know of any changes. This will help avoid you being annoyed or embarrassed if you show up and no one is there. The trip will be cancelled if the weather forecast is for rain most of Sunday afternoon.

Trip contact: Dennis Burnette, deburnette@triad.rr.com