Meetings & Events
Bexar Audubon Society of San Antonio offers you engaging
presentations, enlightening topics, useful workshops,
and enriching discussions during our monthly meetings.
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Online Presentations from Bexar Audubon for June
Zoom Movie: The Story of Plastic
Monday, June 8
Please click here to register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please update your Zoom app to version 5.0.
Celebrate World Oceans Day with this eye-opening film, The Story of Plastic.
Produced by the Story of Stuff Project, the documentary takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing.
Big Sun Community Solar
Power to the People!
Save Money, Save Birds
Wednesday, June 17
Solar energy does not produce greenhouse gases, thus helping to combat climate change, and climate change has detrimental effects for birds. The National Audubon Society has reported that roughly two-thirds of the bird species in North America are threatened by extinction due to global temperature rise. Jason Pittman, president of Big Sun Community Solar in San Antonio, will talk to us about Big Sun Solar’s innovative program for investing in the clean energy of solar power without the hassle of rooftop installation or huge up-front costs. Read more about Big Sun Community Solar.
Click here to join the Zoom meeting and hear Jason. You’ll be able to participate in the Q&A session at the end of his presentation.
Please update your Zoom app to version 5.0.
BAS June Meeting
Update on Migratory Bird Treaty Act and State Law
Wednesday, June 24
Migratory birds are protected under both federal and state law. For much of the last few decades (or longer), state law has deferred to the more restrictive federal law. Richard Heilbrun, Conservation Outreach Program Leader for Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, will cover the new interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Federal Law, including real world scenarios and how laws will be enforced when it comes to migratory birds. Question and answer session to follow. Read more about the presentation here.
Click here to join the WebEx meeting. Meeting number: 963 771 249. Meeting password: Welcome1
In Case You Missed It: Videos are now available of
Bexar Audubon online presentations
"Butterflies and Native Plants: Making Connections" is a presentation Texas Nature Trackers Biologist Craig Hensley offered for BAS members on May 29. Watch the 1.5 hour-long recording here. (Password needed: NuktzMq3). You’ll learn basic butterfly identification as well as the native plants that draw them for nectar and hosting.
Patsy Inglet, Bexar Audubon Society President, offers an in-depth look at how we can become better listeners to assist us in identifying birds by their songs and calls. The video and other resources are available here.
Craig Hensley, Texas Nature Trackers Biologist, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, provides helpful tips in learning to identify warblers by sight and sound in this video recording of his April 20 online presentation. You'll need this password to view the video: MpyJrwj4