We meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the San Antonio Zoo Education Center. We will have access to the Zoo Alternate Parking Lot just around the corner from the main entrance to the zoo. This lot is just a short walk down a brick path to the Education Center. For those with mobility concerns, a parking permit for the few spaces just outside the Education Center will be available.
Thursday, October 5, 7:00 PM
San Antonio Zoo Education Center
The Nueces River: Rio Escondido
Margie Crisp, Author
In the Texas imagination, the Nueces River has staked out its reputation as belonging to a wild, desolate land frequented by outlaws and filled with herds of wild mustangs and longhorn cattle. First appearing on early Spanish maps as the Río Escondido, or hidden river, it was later named Río de las Nueces after the abundant pecan trees along it banks. Margie Crisp is a naturalist, writer and nationally exhibited artist whose artwork can be found in private and public collections in the United States and Mexico. In her new book, The Nueces River, she and illustrator William B. Montgomery follow the river from its fresh, clear headwaters on the Edwards Plateau, through the mesquite and prickly pear of the South Texas Plains, to the river’s end in Nueces and Corpus Christi Bays on the Gulf of Mexico. Through vivid prose and paintings, they record their travels as they explore the length of the river on foot, in kayaks and fishing boat, ultimately weaving a portrait of today’s Nueces. Capturing the river’s subtle beauty, abundant wildlife, diverse culture and unique history of exploration, conflict and settlement, they reveal the untold story of this enigmatic river. Margie’s previous book is the award-winning River of Contrasts: The Texas Colorado.
AUDUBON ANNUAL DINNER 2017
Dr. Bruce Beehler of the Smithsonian will speak at the
2017 Audubon Annual Dinner:
Thursday, November 2, 6 PM @ The San Antonio Zoo Beastro Restaurant.
Guests may enter the zoo at 6 PM through the front gate (names of those who have purchased tickets will be on a list) and may stroll through the zoo to the Beastro for dinner at 7 PM. Dr. Beehler will speak right after dinner. Tickets for the dinner are $25 per person and include Zoo Admission, a delicious dinner and the talk. You may purchase tickets at the Audubon Society meetings in September and October OR you may send a check made out to SAAS for the number of tickets you want to purchase AND your meal preference to: San Antonio Audubon Society, Annual Dinner, 5150 Broadway, #257, San Antonio, TX 78209-5710. Consult the newsletter for menu and further details.
San Antonio Audubon Society, 5150 Broadway
#257, San Antonio, TX 78209-5710, E-mail
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