Welcome to the Golden Triangle Audubon Society

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

Sabine Woods Work Day

Saturday October 8, 2022

We plan to do our usual fall routine maintenance. We will be there from about 8:00 a.m. Normally, we work until about noon. We will supply cold water and soft drinks and hope to be able to provide sandwiches for lunch.

We have a limited number of hand tools but if you have loppers or clippers, please bring them. If you have a heavy-duty riding mower and the means to transport it, please let us know well in advance so we can coordinate. We may need a chain saw, but probably only one. Bring insect repellent!

Sabine Woods is 4.1 miles west of Sabine Pass, on the north side of Highway 87. For more details, contact John Whittle at gtaudubon@aol.com

Membership Meeting

Thursday October 20, 2022 7:00 p.m.

Garden Center, Tyrrell Park, Beaumont

Bears, Bison and Birds

A Photographic Safari of American National Parks

This program will be in the format of a video slide show, and will consist of National Parks and wildlife native to the areas in and around those National Parks.

Joseph Choate is a lifelong resident of Groves, TX. Growing up as a child, his parents would take the family on vacations to different parts of the country. As an adult, he continues to take vacation trips, notably visiting all 50 state capitols in a seven year period between 2013 and 2019. In that span of time, he has visited 33 National Parks, most of which will be included in the program.

We will plan on having the doors open by 6:00 p.m. and the program will start at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be available from 6:15 p.m.

Note about Highway 124 Bridge

The Highway 124 bridge over Hillebrandt Bayou is currently closed. To get to Tyrrell Park from Highway 69, it is necessary to take IH-10 west towards Houston and exit almost immediately at the Walden Road exit, turning south (left) on Walden Road. Cross over Highway 124 onto Tyrrell Park Road and after 3/4 mile, turn left into Tyrrell Park as usual. The Garden Center is on the left, just inside the park.

Saturday October 22, 2022

Field Trip to Sabine Woods

Leader Steve Mayes. Meet at Sabine Woods, which is 4.1 miles west of Sabine Pass on the north side of Highway 87. Meet at 7:30 a.m. or join the trip in progress in the woods later. Waterproof footwear will possibly be a good idea, especially if it is at all wet from previous rain or just heavy early morning dew. Bring mosquito repellent just in case. There are few services available on weekends in Sabine Pass, and gasoline is not available. Bring drinks.

October 22 is towards the end of fall passerine migration, but often brings a good variety of birds. A cold front may drive down the last of the warblers and the first big push of wintering birds. Some of our winter birds may be arriving, and often the woodland species that winter in the Big Thicket overshoot a little at first. In some past years, this has included Red-breasted Nuthatch (already seen in Sabine Woods this fall) and Brown Creeper. There are always interesting birds at Sabine Woods! Birding Sabine Woods is relatively easy walking.

Thursday November 17, 2022

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of Golden Triangle Audubon Society will take place on November 18, 2021 in the Garden Center, Tyrrell Park. At this meeting, we will hold elections for Officer and At-Large Board positions. To contact the Nominating Committee or to nominate someone, please in the first instance email gtaudubon@aol.com