T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society’s Christmas Holiday Program

Carolina Wrens on Seed Snack – Photo by Dennis Burnette

The holidays are upon us, and Auduboners are in a festive mood! Join us for our annual Holiday Slide Show and Social, 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, at the KCEF Branch Library, Price Park in Greensboro. Please don’t bring any food. Our chapter will provide lots of holiday goodies to eat and drink again this year.

The program will be great! We are sticking with our tradition of having a program made up entirely of members’ nature photos. Please bring your photos of birds, butterflies, wildflowers…and, of course, people watching them. Your photos can be from our monthly nature walks, people enjoying field trips, or shots of critters in your own back yard.  (No general travel or family photos, please.) About 25-30 will be plenty, but you can bring fewer. Be sure that your photos are on a flash drive.

Photo RSVP: We need to know who is bringing photos and how many to count on in order to plan the timing of our meeting. Consequently, we are requesting that you give us a “photo RSVP.” Contact the program coordinator, Dennis Burnette, at deburnette@triad.rr.com, 336-299-4342. We would appreciate you letting us know you’re bringing photos by Monday, Dec. 5th.

Please plan to join us for this holiday celebration. We hope to see you on December 8…and remember to send your photo RSVP by Dec. 5!

From the Chair’s Perch

Greetings to all you Auduboners out there. As we close out the calendar year I thought I’d briefly recall a few of the activities enjoyed by Pearson Audubon members his year. We had a variety of interesting and informative monthly programs, most recently when we hosted Tom Earnhardt, who drew our largest crowd in memory. Our Second Sunday Nature Walks continue to be successful, most recently when we visited the A&Y Greenway.

We have been involved with the Bird Friendly Communities project in a number of ways, helping to plant native species along both the Greensboro Downtown and High Point greenways. Signs identifying native plants at the Audubon Natural Area have recently been installed, and a workday to remove some of the non-native species invading that area was held in early November.

We will continue our Brown-headed Nuthatch nest box program while working to help this year’s Bird of the Year, the Chimney Swift. Our Swifts Night Out social and roosting watch was a big success and a lot of fun. We’ll enhance the Chimney Swift project in the coming year.

What I’ve mentioned here is just a small part of our activities, none of which could have been done without a core of chapter volunteers. We can do much more but need to increase the size of that “core”. How about it? If you’d like more information about ways you can join the effort, come on out to our Holiday Social and Slide Sharing on Thursday, December 8 and chat with any board member about opportunities to plug in. And if a board member taps you on the shoulder with a request for help, hopefully that will be “an offer you won’t refuse”.

Meanwhile, our best for the holidays and the new year.

Jack Jezorek