Upcoming Events

PROGRAMS

The Orleans Audubon Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month from September through May. Meetings held at the Community Church Unitarian Universalist are free and open to the public. Community Church Unitarian Universalist, 6690 Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124, is located in Lakeview, on the southwest corner of Fleur de Lis Drive and 38th Street.

Conservation Biology - what I know from over two decades of teaching the subject, and why concern for the Dusty Gopher Frog is not trivial.
Speaker: Dr. David White
Date: Tuesday, February 19
Time: 6:30 p.m. social, 7:00 p.m. program
Location: Community Church Unitarian Universalist, in Lakeview

Dr. David White received his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in biology from Tulane University. He became a professor at Loyola in 1983 and taught biological sciences there until his retirement in 2018. While at Loyola, he developed “Conservation Biology” as an upper level course for biology majors. Conservation Biology is an "applied" area of ecology that is rooted in several sub-disciplines in the biological sciences, including ecology, evolution, and genetics. It is also a blend of practical information from the social sciences and the worlds of business and economics. Dr. White’s talk will focus on human exploitation of the global ecosystem from a natural science based perspective.

Photo of Dusky Gopher Frog courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Pantanal had risen to the top of my bucket list!
Speaker: Dr. Robert A. Thomas
Date: Tuesday, March 19
Time: 6:30 p.m. social, 7:00 p.m. program
Location: Community Church Unitarian Universalist

A Louisiana naturalist visits the world's largest freshwater wetland: the Pantanal, of Brazil. We will discuss the thrill of the pursuit of target critters that naturalists share, and the wonder of the magnificent Pantanal. Jaguars and anacondas are specialties of the Pantanal. A story will illustrate how a herpetologist simply catching a snake can become very controversial. We will also mention potential side trips, especially the Atlantic Rainforests.
Dr. Robert A. Thomas is the Chair for the Center for Environmental Communications at Loyola University. Bob founded and is President of the Louisiana Master Naturalists of Greater New Orleans.

BIRDING TRIPS

Birding trips are co-hosted by Orleans Audubon and the Crescent Bird Club. All are welcome. Bring binoculars and drinking water, wear hiking shoes or boots. A hat, sun screen, other protection from the elements and insect repellent are advisable. Call the trip leader if you have questions.

Winter in City Park-Couturie Forest
Date: Saturday, February 2
Time: 8:00 a.m., half-day trip
Meet in the shell parking lot on the north side of Harrison Ave. between Marconi and the traffic circle in the park.
Leader: Wendy Rihner (330) 348-3810

St. Bernard and/or east Plaquemines
Date: Saturday, February 16
Time: 8:00 a.m., half-day trip
Meet in the back parking lot of the Walgreens at the corner of Paris Road and Judge Perez Dr. in Chalmette.
Leader: Glenn Ousset (504) 495-4284

Diamond
Date: Saturday, February 23
Time: 8:00 a.m., half-day trip
Meet in the parking lot of Balestra’s Associated Grocery (Town View Cafe), 7902 Hwy 23 (Belle Chasse Hwy.), 4.6 miles south of the West Bank Expressway. Take CCC to West Bank, exit Lafayette St. (Hwy 23), and proceed south towards the town of Belle Chasse.
Leaders: Joelle Finley and Ken Harris (504) 715-2647

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge
Date: Saturday, March 9
Time: 8:00 a.m., half-day trip
Meet at the Bayou Ridge Trail entrance located on the left side of U.S. 90 (Chef Menteur Highway). Take the I-510 Exit off of I-10, turn left on Chef Hwy and proceed about 4 miles.
Leader: TBA

Grand Isle
Date: Saturday, March 30
Time: 8:00 a.m., all-day trip
Meet at Moran's grocery/gas station on the corner of Hwy. 1 and Hwy 3090 (Fourchon Rd.) right where you come off of the new bridge. Note: The new bridge across the Intracoastal Waterway is a toll bridge. You can pay your toll at the toll booth at the bridge.
Leader: Grand Isle’s own Casey Wright (504) 343-6225

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