Our mission is to promote the conservation, restoration, and enjoyment
of natural resources and habitats for birds and other wildlife.
Birds of Bastrop County
Meeting: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
BCAS resumes its “third Tuesday” meetings after a two-month summer hiatus on Tuesday, September 20 at the First National Bank meeting room in Bastrop, 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.
Melody Lytle, long-time birder and wildlife photographer, brings a stunning selection of her
photographs for the BCAS September program.
Lytle will talk about “great birds I have seen, how Texas birds can look different in different locations,
and how birders taking casual photos on a birding trip can take better shots.”
She is a retired biologist for the City of Austin’s Balcones Canyonlands Preserve program, which
manages a tract of 13,608 acres. She began shooting photos in connection with her job, and “I’ve never
stopped.” She and her husband now travel extensively, anywhere from San Marcos to Antarctica.
In addition to the digital slide show, Lytle will bring some prints to supplement the experience of the images on the screen.
The City of Austin preserve is one in a system of preserves in a multi-agency effort to support a number of endangered species and species of concern, most famously the Golden-cheeked Warbler and the Black-capped Vireo.
Members are invited to the pre~meeting dining together (Dutch treat) before the meeting at 5:00 pm at Cedars Mediterranean Grille, 904 College Street in Bastrop. Please RSVP to Sandy Simon at email@example.com if you plan to join us.
Meeting begins at 7:00, at the First National Bank in Bastrop, Hasler Blvd. @ Hwy. 71 w. BCAS meets every third Tuesday, except during summer months.
The BCAS meeting is held in the second floor meeting room in the First National Bank Building, Hasler Blvd., in Bastrop. Doors open at 6:30.
Results of May Board Elections:
President: Mike Goebel
Vice President: Priscilla Jarvis
Treasurer: Jackie Fisher
Recording Secretary: Sandy Simon
Membership Secretary: Dru Gabrysch
Media/Editor Chair: Mary Ellen Branan
Conservation Chair: Jan Goebel
Education Chair: David Mitchell
Audubon Foundation of Texas Delegate: Susan Leslie
Alternate: Mike Goebel
General Directors: Alan Jaeger
They will serve for two years.