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Mecklenburg Audubon 75th anniversary logo

You're Invited to the

MAS 75th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, October 10, 2015
12 Noon - 4 PM
McDowell Nature Preserve Shelter

Morning Bird Walks for all Ages

Catered Lunch

Live Entertainment

Engaging Speaker

Tickets will be on sale August 21st

$12 - adults | $6 - children under 12


We're having a party to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Mecklenburg Audubon. And you're invited! 
The celebration will take place at the large pavillon at the McDowell Nature Preserve in the southwest corner of Mecklenburg Co. on the banks of Lake Wiley. We will have morning walks to the McDowell Prairie and around the preserve itself. Keep an eye on our website for more information about those.
The party, however, will begin around 12 Noon and consist of barbeque and fixin's catered by DELECTABLES by Holly. In addition we will have meatless options. We plan to eat at 12:30 PM.
In addition to wonderful food and fellowship we will have music by Harry Taylor and an extra special presentation about the history of the club with additional memorabilia on display. There will be activities for the kids as well.

Here's how you can join the celebration.

Eventbrite - MAS 75th Anniversary Event
OR print out this form and mail it with a check to MAS Treasurer, P.O. Box 221093, Charlotte, NC 28222. We will have your tickets waiting for you at the Will Call table the day of the celebration. You must have the form & check to us by Saturday. Oct. 3rd.
young naturalists
Monthly Meeting: Thursday, October 1st
Encouraging the Next Generation
"A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood." -- Rachel Carson
Helping people, especially children, connect to the earth has been a passion and mission of Steve Houser, Jr. ever since he realized, many years ago, that lots of people didn't have the opportunities to interact with the natural world as he has done all his life. He grew up in the small country town of Indian Trail, NC, when it contained 350 people, and many of those residents were his relatives. Today that town has approximately 36,000 residents, and few would be able recognize the changes from the past that have occurred there, from the farm environment it was to the urban setting it is.
As an educator of young people for over 40 years, his main instruction focused on experimental, hands-on learning, especially in the outdoors. Steve is certified as an Environmental Educator by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. In addition he has received numerous national and statewide awards and honors. Even though Steve retired from the classroom this past summer, he currently is the Director of the Family Nature Summits ( Junior Naturalist Program.
Steve will share with us how we can help encourage young children to engage with the nature that is all around them. As a master storyteller, he will most certainly inspire us to do what we can to help fledge the next generation of naturalist. Without them the world will be a less accommodating place for both animals and humans.
So join us and experience something special, Thursday, October 1st in the Tyvola Senior Center (2225 Tyvola Road.) at 7:15 PM. Refreshments and fellowship from 6:45 PM.
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Help find migrating Chimney Swifts roosts

If you live in the greater Charlotte area including Rockhill, Gastonia, Mooresville, and Concord/Kannapolis areas, keep an eye to the sky in at dusk for swifts entering chimney's to roost. And if you are lucky enough to discover a roost, let us know by filling out this form.
Stay up-to-date with what is being seen in the area.
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