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The Owl Post | Houston Audubon Monthly News

NOVEMBER 2021

Dear Friend,

Here are the latest happenings at Houston Audubon.

AVIAN AFFAIR 2021 - THANK YOU!

Houston Audubon’s 2021 Avian Affair raised over $325,000, thanks to our wonderful and dedicated supporters. Held at The Revaire on October 21, the event highlighted Houston Audubon's outreach and education programs.  Read more and view photos »

AROUND OUR SANCTUARIES

Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary

The new boardwalk at Midway Crossing is getting close to being finished. We are also looking forward to some improvements around the turtle pond thanks to generous support from H-E-B. Fall weather has our resident animals on the move so keep your eyes open and keep a respectful distance.
Join us at a Friday Night Hike to experience the sanctuary and its resident critters after dark, or sign up for a "Tour de Moore" guided tourDon’t forget to register for a self-guided tour if you are bring a group of 7 or more (maximum 20 persons) to visit over the holidays!
The Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary is open daily from 7 AM to 7 PM. Access and parking are available in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church's west parking lot. Admission is free; if you enjoy your visit, you can help preserve nature in the city by making a donation. Visitor Information »

Raptor and Education Center

Things are getting spoOky at the Raptor Center - Owl Prowls are back! Join us for a Friday or Saturday night Owl Prowl to meet our live, rehabilitated owls and go on a night hike to search for wild owls on the wooded trails!
You can support the care of our education ambassador animals by adopting a bird! This is the perfect holiday gift for yourself or a loved one. Adopt a bird »
The Raptor and Education Center is welcoming visitors from 10 AM to 4 PM on Tuesdays through Saturdays. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24). Admission is free for members and $5/person for non-members. Visitor Information »

High Island and Bolivar Flats

Our three conservation technicians are now on board and operating at full strength restoring habitat in Smith Oaks. Volunteer workdays are back! Come help us with sanctuary maintenance on the second Saturday of the month from October to March. Upcoming projects are to construct a shade structure and bump up plants at the new Entergy Coastal Natives Nursery, restore some of our faded signage, and trail maintenance/repair.  
The High Island sanctuaries are open every day from dawn to dusk. Purchase a patch for unlimited access to all High Island sanctuaries for the entire year. Patches are $30/person and day passes are $8/person. Visitor Information »

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to join us for a Raptor Photo Shoot at the Raptor and Education Center! Photograph these beautiful birds of prey in an intimate and natural setting. The next photo shoot is on November 12Register »
Join us for a Raptor One-on-One, a new and unique opportunity for photographers to have a private session shooting a raptor of their choice. Learn more »
Through the Lens of Adam Jones 
Join the Houston Audubon Nature Photography Association (HANPA) on November 3 for a virtual program with Adam Jones, who will discuss his thought process on finding and composing strong graphic images, the gear he uses, and technical considerations! $10/person. Register »

LIGHTS OUT FOR FALL MIGRATION

Birds are still migrating, so let's keep up the great work! Turn out all non-essential lights outside and inside from 11 pm - 6 am every night through November 30.
Support birds by purchasing our brand new license plate, featuring an Eastern Meadowlark. Learn more »

EVENTS

November 1, 8, 15
November 6, 13
NEST Academy
Our brand new NEST Academy (Nature Education & Skills Training) offers a season of virtual classes centered around birds & conservation! 
Join us for a monthly bird survey and be a community scientist! 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

MEMBER CORNER

Members-Only Field Trips
All Houston Audubon members are invited to join our November 20 field trip to the Wetlands Park at Riverstone in Sugar Land. Register »
Houston Audubon members 50 and older are invited to join our birding adventure to Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson on November 2. We will be taking their hatchery tour in addition to visiting the wetlands. Register » 
Join the Flock!
Support bird conservation and get great benefits, such as free admission to the Raptor Center, members-only field trips, discounts at our nature shops and nursery open houses, and more!
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