Welcome to the Golden Triangle Audubon Society

Photo credit: Dana Nelson, Cattail Marsh, December 18, 2018

Meetings and Field Trips

You are welcome to attend monthly meetings, featuring speakers on birding and natural history topics, and including a delicious member-provided evening meal -- with desserts! Our monthly field trips are fun and educational, and focus on locations along the coast, marshes, prairies, and forests of the area.

Announcements:

Saturday October 3 Sabine Woods Work Day

We will welcome any help on the Work Day on Saturday October 3. Once again, we have to plan to do some clean up after a weather event, and once again, Sabine Woods has shown that, for the most part, nature stands up to the non-catastrophic of these events quite well! But we do have to do some maintenance and habitat "preservation" every fall in any case.

Here are our plans for the Work Day.

  1. Mow the meadow areas at the entrance, to the east of the entrance and "cottonmouth meadow."

  2. Clear the trails of the small branches and twigs that came down in Hurricane Laura. Leaf rakes will handle most of them; a few larger ones can simply be picked up by hand. Particularly need to do this in the west, where some trails are difficult to identify.

  1. Prune any branches growing into the trails or threatening to do so early next year. Loppers will be the best tool for this. (This is an every work day task!)
  1. We have a very rare opportunity to access the center island of the northwest pond. I'd like to cut down (and treat the stumps) of any tallows (and any large rose trees) that we can access in there. We may need to clear a way into the center of that island. Small chain saws will probably be ideal. Please let me know if you can bring a chain saw. (While we are at it, we can cut any accessible rattle beans in either of the ponds.)

We have a few hand tools, but it will help if you bring any that you have. You will probably want to bring insect repellent, and you may want to bring sunscreen. While mosquitos have been plentiful this fall, the numbers of deer flies have been very modest. Please bring a face mask to wear in the shelter area.

Sabine Woods is 4.1 miles west of Sabine Pass on the north side of Highway 87. We will be there from about 7:30 a.m. but you will be welcome if you arrive somewhat later. We normally work until noon or a little after, and we plan to provide drinks and lunch.

Contact John Whittle (gtaudubon@aol.com) to offer to help or for more details.