Our mission is to promote the conservation, restoration, and enjoyment
of natural resources and habitats for birds and other wildlife.


 

Birds of Bastrop County

 

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Meeting: September 19, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., First National Bank Meeting Room, in Bastrop, Hwy. 71 @ Hasler. Doors open at 6:30.

September Program:  Stan Wellso--

Insects: The Most Abundant Creatures on Earth

Dr. Stan Wellso, entymologist, joins us for the September meeting to talk about humanity’s interaction with insects, both good and bad, and how insects’ amazing instincts guide them in problem-solving.

Stan is a former resident of Bastrop in Tahitian Village, recently moved with wife Carol to Bryan.  He is a retired professor of Texas A&M University and a wonderful teacher, an aspect we enjoyed when he was our Field Trip Chair for several years and our expert especially on beetles.  He gathered a substantial collection of the world’s beetles and traded exhibits and research with world institutions, such as the British Museum.

His presentation will cover insect biology and behavior.  He plans to tell us why love bugs end up on the front of his car, how Honey Bees find food sources, why ants stridulate (yes?), and what is the most dangerous animal on Earth to man.

 

BCAS meets at the First National Bank in Bastrop on Hasler Blvd.  Doors open at 6:30.  The public is welcome.  We’ll dine with Stan and Carol at Cedar’s Mediterranean at 5:00.  RSVP to ssimon1221@yahoo.com.

 

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