Monthly program meetings for Fall 2017 are held at the James V. Brown Library in downtown Williamsport, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Join us at 6:00 pm if you can, to hear about LAS news and activities and to share bird and wildlife observations with like-minded folks. If 6:00 pm is too early for you, by all means feel free to join us at 6:30 pm for the evening's program. Meetings are held in the Lowry Room on the 3rd floor of the Library's Welch Wing. The Lowry Room is easy to find from the main parking lot just off Market Street. An elevator is available from the first floor lobby.
January 24, 2018 6:00pm
“Florida: Fresh Water Springs in Winter with Rivers of Manatees, and Birds”
with Wayne Laubscher
Come visit a few areas in central and southern Florida in the winter where the crystal clear freshwater springs are found and coastal rivers provide winter sanctuaries for more than six thousand manatees. Swimming with manatees is permitted in certain areas. Several bird species will be highlighted, including several signature endemic species. Also a brief view of the last space shuttle night launch that occurred in February 2010.
February 28, 2018 6:00pm
“Fall Birding in Southern States”
With Lauri Shaffer
As this issue goes to press, photographer Lauri Shaffer and her husband are just returning from a big “birding trip” to the southern states.
She will share her visit to one of the major birding festivals, the 24th annual: “Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival” in Harlington, Texas, in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley.
She also visited and will share her experience of the 9th annual “Yellow Rails and Rice Festival” in the “prairie” area of Louisiana at Jennings, Louisiana. This festival brings birders and farmers together during the rice harvest, to realize the value of the birds of the area’s “working wetlands.”