Jayhawk Audubon Society

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August Newsletter

August Newsletter


Download the August issue
of the JAS newsletter

Wildlife Down Under — Australia (the Other Oz)

Our August speaker, Bob Gress, expert birder and photographer, will transport us to Australia, an amazing country rich in culture, scenery and wildlife at the JAS monthly meeting, August 22, 7:30 pm. at the Trinity Lutheran Fellowship Hall, 1245 New Hampshire. Home to 150 species of marsupials, including 45 kinds of kangaroos(!), Australia also boasts two mammals that lay eggs! In Wildlife Down Under learn about birds that build and decorate color- ful bowers to attract mates. Discover giant fruit bats called Flying-foxes and the world's
largest living reptile. See a most unbirdlike bird species and another that incubates its eggs with rotting vegetation. Australia is home to koalas, parrots, fairywrens, wombats, quolls, Tasmanian devils, and penguins. Learn, have fun and be amazed at the diversity of life on earth! G'day Mate!!

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Jayhawk Audubon Kaw River Paddle/Float Trip

Being on the Kaw instead of viewing it from shore transports you in more ways than one!

Join Jayhawk Audubon Society and Friends of the Kaw for a canoe paddle/float trip on the Kaw from Lecompton to Lawrence, Saturday, September 10. We will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Riverfront Park (North Lawrence) and carpool to the Lecompton boat ramp where we will launch the canoes. Friends of the Kaw (FOK) will provide all canoes and life jackets.

Monarch Watch Tagging Event

Once again, Monarch Watch and Jayhawk Audubon Society are sponsoring Monarch butterfly tagging for the public, Saturday, September 17,  2016, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CDT, Lawrence, Kansas, USA. There is no charge to participants and no experience is necessary - so bring yourself, your kids (all ages), your friends, and your neighbors!

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