April Calendar, 2008


Do you know what this wildflower is? Or how about this tree…do you know what it is?


Me neither. Until I met Dr. Herb Grover, the most knowledgeable plant person around the Big Country. Dr. Grover, professor of Biology and Environmental Management at Hardin-Simmons University will speak to us on the flora of Taylor County at our April 3 meeting. He has lots of beautiful photos of flowers and plants and he’ll give us names to those plants. Herb Grover received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Rider University, 1974; his master’s in botany (Plant Ecophysiology) from Rutgers University, 1977; and his doctorate in biology (Ecosystems Ecology) from the University of New Mexico, 1982.

For all the time we spend outdoors looking for birds, isn’t it time we put some names to the wildflowers we see?

Please join us April 3, 2008, at 7 p.m. at Rose Park Activity Center, Room A, South 7th and Barrow Streets. Our meetings are free and open to the public.

And we hope you can join us for one or more of our other April activities:

April 12, Saturday: Birding and Work Day at Abilene State Park. Bring your binoculars and your work gloves. We’ll work on the bird blind fence and enjoy returning spring migrants in the park. We’ll meet at the park with work to start around 8:00. Call a fellow birder if you’d like to carpool. Stay as long as your schedule allows. Pack a lunch or enjoy one of the eating establishments in Buffalo Gap.

April 19, Saturday: Spring Festival at Abilene State Park—More information to follow.

2 responses to “April Calendar, 2008”

  1. We are leaving the Valley in 2 April. We should be there if I not too cranky from driving all day…………..Ha! Ha!

  2. Hey, Tom! We’re looking forward to seeing you guys. We’ll lock the door…er…leave the light on for you.