Lower Trinity Valley Bird Club November Meeting

LIBERTY, November 1, 2013 - The November meeting of the LOWER TRINITY VALLEY BIRD CLUB will be held on, Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at The FLNB Corner (1822 Sam Houston Av, Liberty, TX) across for the First Liberty National Bank. Directions: from Hwy. 90, turn north on Travis St. (between Kentucky Fried Chicken and Whataburger), cross over the railroad tracks- The FLNB Corner is at the intersection of Sam Houston Av. and Travis St. Be sure to come early at 9:30 a.m. for our “Birder’s Chat” time. If you have any questions call President Gary Holmes at 281-576-0574 or e-mail him at geholmes@verizon.net.

Our speaker for November will be Stuart Marcus; His presentation, Moths of the Trinity River Refuge, will focus on many of the moths seen at the Refuge headquarters along with some interesting life histories. It will include the good, bad, and ugly aspects of moth populations.

Stuart Marcus is the first and current Refuge Manager of the 25,000 acre Trinity River National Wildlife located in Liberty, TX. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1977 with a degree in Wildlife Ecology. Stuart worked as a seasonal forester with the U. S. Forest Service in 1977 and 1978 at Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina. He started his career with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1979 as a Biological Technician at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge located in north Florida. He went on to work as an Assistant Refuge Manager at three other refuges, throughout different parts of Florida. He was promoted to Refuge Manager of the Trinity River Refuge in June, 1994. His long-time interest in birds and butterflies now includes moths. He started noticing some strange and beautiful moths at the security lights soon after he moved into a new headquarters office located on the Refuge. Hundreds of new moths have now been photographed on the Refuge and now documented for Liberty County.

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