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Laas Farm Field Trip, Saturday, December 8, 7 am

Led by John Berner and Harvey Laas

Lass farm, located at 9870 FM 359, Brookshire, Texas (10 miles from downtown Brookshire) is 1500 acres, about 2.5 square miles. It has been in the Laas family since the 1800’s. It is an ebird hotspot with 230 species recoreded. https://ebird.org/hotspot/L3107741.
We will meet at Harvey’s house. To get there, go through a small, short gate is on east side of road (just S of FM529 on FM359). The Gate is hard to see at 0.75 miles south of FM529 on FM 359. Once you go through the gate off FM359, Harvey has a one mile long quite bumpy dirt lane to the east so allow 5 minutes after leaving FM359 to drive due east across his property to reach his new house.
We will start field tip at 7am but some may bird earlier than that at the meeting place while were waiting for others to show.( Short-eared Owl is possible along entrance driveway before 7 on your way to the house. Harvey will be looking for the owl earlier in the week, and John will let us know).

Field trip Coordinator: Teresa Connell, (505) 280-7443.

Enjoy the rest of December and be sure to participate in your favorite CBCs.

Feb 9 – SAT: Birding Lone Star College with Michael Cooper, Kingwood, Montgomery County. Join Michael at his favorite birding hotspot.

Feb 23 – SAT: W.G. Jones State Park (Montgomery County) with Mark Scheuerman to look for the Red Cockaded Woodpecker.

March 8-9 – SAT & SUN: King Ranch WEEKENDER led by Tom Langschied. 

   Day 1: See Tom’s Favorite Places off the beaten path in Kleberg County.

   Day 2: Half-day at Encino Division (not normally open to the public) in Brooks
County. Trip cost is $135 and includes Saturday lunch and beverage (save $40
off regular King Ranch rates).

March 23 – SAT: Ron Weeks, location TBA

April 11-14 – SAT: Galveston FeatherFest.

April 27 – SAT: American Bird Conservancy Fundraiser with Kristen Vale. Beach Babies, Wilson Plovers, and hopefully Snowy Plovers; watch Least Tern courtship. Kristen will share with us how her program helps coastal beach nesting species prosper. Donation of $10.

May 4 – SAT: Leader and location TBD

Updated: 10/27/2018