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Program Events

Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society offers informative and interesting programs and exceptional speakers with slide shows to teach and thrill members and guests at the monthly chapter meetings. The board diligently pursues a full array of interests to promote better understanding of the birding world and to have entertaining yet educational programs.

Guest are welcome.  There is no Heard Museum charge for attending the chapter meeting.

To suggest a program speaker or subject, contact Denise Dengler, program chairperson, 972-208-7448.

Meeting time - 6:30 pm

The PTAS meeting place is in the Science Resource Center at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069. 
Latitude, longitude: 33.1574751, -96.615278.

Directions: After passing through the gate continue straight passed the museum building to the end of the road.  The large building is the SRC.

Below is what we have in store for the upcoming months:

If you want to participate in the monthly meetings by Zoom,  provide your email address to Merrick Darley using this address, ptaszoom@gmail.com

June, July and August, off for the summer

Tuesday, Sep. 27 The Nature of Arctic Birds

6:45 Log in to Zoom
7:00 Bird ID Class: Raptors
7:45 Main Program - The Nature of Arctic Birds, by Jean Iron. In this presentation, Jean will take us north to the Arctic to look at birds whose exceptional endurance and lifestyle are
determined by the relentless forces of nature.
8:45 Adjourn

For Program and Presenter details click HERE

Tuesday, Oct. 25 National Geographic Nature Tours

6:45 Log in to Zoom
7:00 Bird ID Class: Winter Sparrows
7:45 Main Program - National Geographic Nature Tours by Bob Falcone. Bob’s program will focus on the trips he has taken with National Geographic Expeditions.
8:45 Adjourn

For Program and Presenter details click HERE

Tuesday, Nov. 22,  The Birds of the Big Bend and Davis Mountains

6:45 Log in to Zoom
7:00 Bird ID Class: Corvids & Cuckoos
7:45 Main Program - The Birds of the Big Bend and Davis Mountainsa by Mike Petrick. You will see many different birds there that we never see in the eastern half of Texas.
8:45 Adjourn

For Program and Presenter details click HERE

 

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