Audubon Natural Area Invasive Species Removal Workday

Audubon Natural Area Invasive Species Removal Workday:  Wednesday, November 9, from 10am – noon.

Come help us in the first workday to tackle the growing problem of invasive species of plants that are causing problems in the Audubon Natural Area.  Tools will be provided, but bring gloves and wear comfortable work clothes and shoes.  Meet at the entrance to the ANA on Tankersley Drive behind Cone Hospital.

November Program — “Saving Wild Places…Saving Ourselves”

Tom Earnhardt

T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society Welcomes
TV Host Tom Earnhardt as Featured Guest Speaker

“Saving Wild Places…Saving Ourselves,” will be the focus by conservationist Tom Earnhardt at the T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society monthly meeting on November 10 at 7 p.m. in the Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Library in Greensboro. The free event welcomes guests.

Best known for his UNC-TV series, “Exploring North Carolina,” which has been nominated for five Emmys, Earnhardt said, “If we really care about the birds and countless critters that call North Carolina home, we must preserve their habitats.”

Formerly a law professor, he is author of Crossroads of the Natural World: Exploring North Carolina with Tom Earnhardt. For work in conservation, he received The Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2011. His past board experiences includes The Nature Conservancy, The North Carolina Wildlife Federation, the Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Trout Unlimited and Audubon North Carolina. He currently serves as a member of the University-Museum Science Forum and as President of the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation (UNC-CH).

About Audubon. T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society is a diverse group who share a passion for birds and the natural world. Monthly meetings, free and open to the public, are held the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the KCE Library at Price Park in Greensboro. and on Facebook.

Beginning Birder Workshop — Sunday, Oct. 30

We hope that you’ll mark your calendar and join us for our Beginning Birder Workshop next Sunday, Oct. 30th from 2:30-4:30. The topic of this first workshop will be “Introduction to Birds and Birding.” It will be at the KCE Family Branch Library in Price Park, Greensboro.

Photo of Mockingbird at Price Park

We will again present a series of three separate workshops for beginning birders. Dennis Burnette, a retired college professor, a nature educator, and an amateur wildlife photographer, will be the presenter. Dennis is past president of T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society (TGPAS) and a current member of the TGPAS board, past president of Piedmont Bird Club, and a past vice president of the Carolina Bird Club (PBC). These workshops are co-sponsored by TGPAS and PBC.

The topic of each of these workshops will be different. A participant may attend one, two or all three and receive different material each time. Each workshop will involve a 45-minute classroom presentation and discussion followed by 45 minutes of practicing skills outdoors. Members of PBC, TGPAS, and the general public are invited to attend. Plan to bring your friends!

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.