Join Us:  Tuesday, October 14, 2014  7:00 p.m. PRAS meeting -- Featuring live birds from the Macbride Raptor Center and a program about lead poisoning in raptors

Generous Volunteers Deserve Thanks for Improvements at George Wyth State Park Bird Blind
Photo courtesy of B. Schuerman

Since the mid-1990s' PRAS member Tom Stone has maintained the bird feeders in George Wyth State Park.  The feeders are stocked regularly and many people spend time there, especially in the winter. Recently, the feeding stations received major upgrades courtesy of Bill Koch.  Bill works at Hawkeye Community College.  He offered his time, expertise and personal funds to cement in new posts, install new baffles and upgrade the feeders. Many thanks are due to Bill Koch and Tom Stone for their dedication and passion to birding. Their work and generosity of time and resources brings much pleasure to many people who utilize the George Wyth bird blind. Thanks also to everyone who supports the bird food fund with your donations; every penny counts and your generosity is appreciated.

NEW Features on the PRAS Website
1.    See the Making A Difference page to learn about the various projects, etc. that PRAS has supported thanks to your membership fees and generous tax-deductible contributions.
2.    Photos are now on Flickr so iPad users can see them. It's fitting that PRAS would use Flickr don't you think?!
3.    New links for birding basics, identification & birding festivals are now posted on the Links & Field Trips pages.
4.    Click Etc. to see videos, etc. about birds, nature, conservation, stars, etc., etc. The videos will change regularly so check the page often. See the new video on Pied-billed Grebes.

Listen:  Dr. Jim Pease, Wildlife Biologist on Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa: 

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