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: December 29, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., First National Bank Meeting Room, in Bastrop, Hwy. 71 @ Hasler. Doors open at 6:30.
December Program: Ken Kesselus will speak on Bastrop's history.
Ken Kesselus will speak about Bastrop’s founding, development, and importance in early Texas history. He has written three volumes on early Bastrop County history, three biographies, numerous articles, and a long-running column in the Bastrop Advertiser.
Kesselus is a native of Bastrop who has lived here for most of his life. He served as the pastor of the local Episcopal church throughout the 1980s and ‘90s, during which time he was named 1986 Citizen of the Year, 1990 Texas Rural Minister of the Year (by the A&M Extension Service), and 1997 Seminary of the Southwest’s Distinguished Alumnus. He recently finished eight years of Bastrop elective service, the last three as mayor.
Celebration: Food and drink! to celebrate the Solstice and the Christmas and Hanukkah season, members are bringing neat finger-foods and non-staining beverages. BCAS will furnish decor and a generous door prize session. (There will be no pre-meeting dinner at Cedar’s this month.)
The 118th National Audubon Christmas Bird Count for Bastrop County: Go to Local Birding on the menu for current information.
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