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  • Soaring at 70: Reflections by Clif Ladd

    In this monthly feature, our members and friends have been invited to reflect on and celebrate Travis Audubon’s 70 years.   Austin, Texas lies at the intersection of two unique physiographic regions, literally on the ecotone between two major North American biomes: the western hills and mountains and the southeastern

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  • Celebrate Dr. Blair’s Birthday with a Scavenger Hunt

    UPDATE (3:00 PM) All eggs have been found. Thank you to everyone who participated! Did you know that this weekend would be Dr. Frank Blair’s 110th birthday? Let’s celebrate his legacy at Blair Woods with a little scavenger hunt! Today (June 24, 2022) here are THREE golden eggs hidden at Blair Woods, each

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  • Book Review: All About Birds: Texas and Oklahoma

    By Jeanette Larson All About Birds: Texas and Oklahoma by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology opens with a fold-out index of birds by categories, but the table of contents includes a break down by species within each category. Early chapters focus on beginning birding, attracting birds to your yard, and getting

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  • Purple Martin Colony Visit

    By Laura Hampton On a hot May Saturday a few weekends ago, I dutifully followed Google’s navigation instructions and arrived at a huge surprise of a property tucked away just off Barton Springs Road. I parked (easily! On the street! Am I in Austin?) and walked into Laura Joseph’s gift

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