The mission of the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society is to provide opportunities to enjoy and learn about birds and other wildlife and to promote conservation and restoration of the habitats that support them.
Saturday, Sept. 5: Meet at 8:30 at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park, Highlands, for a beginners walk around the Old Ranger Station on Flat Mt. Rd. Russ Regnery will lead with Bill Peavey assisting. No experience is necessary. Binoculars and birding guidance are provided.
Saturday, Sept. 12: On this Charlie Davis Memorial Blue Ridge Parkway Outing we will search for migrating warblers, vireos, thrushes and raptors on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We leave at 7:00 a.m. from Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park in Highlands. Please pack a light lunch as we will stop at a scenic spot for a picnic and more birding before returning mid-afternoon. Bring water and your camera. The Parkway in autumn provides spectacular views and interesting birds even in less than perfect weather. Please contact Romney Bathurst (828-526-1939) or Brock Hutchins (828-787-1387) to sign up.
Monday, Sept. 14: Jamie Harrelson, current Grant Recipient for her Master's research underway at Western Carolina Univ., will present her results on the threatened Golden-winged Warbler. We meet at the Hudson Library in Highlands at 7 p.m. for conversation and refreshments with the program beginning at 7:30 p.m. Please enter through the back door of the Library.