State College Bird Club
October 23, 2013
The State College Bird Club met at Foxdale Village on October 23,
2013. Approximately 35 members and guests attended, including two
first-time visitors. Diane Bierly presided.
• The minutes of the September 25 meeting were read.
• In Dorothy Bordner’s absence, Diane presented the Treasurer’s Report.
• Ro Fuller said the next meeting would be on
November 20, and that the program would be presented by Mark and Ruth
• Membership chairperson Megan Orient reported that
18 individuals, 12 families, and 8 supporting members had paid their
• Greg Grove gave an update on the status of efforts
to prevent construction of wind farms on Jack’s and Stone Mountain.
• Diane mentioned that she had received information
on the effort to save Colyer Lake. Bird club members can get
information and make a donation at savecolyerlake.org.
• Greg Grove read the checklist of species seen
within 25 miles of Old Main since September 25. Some species of note
were Nelson’s Sparrow and Northern Goshawk.
• Field Trips – Joe Verica reported a Bald Eagle
State Park field trip was scheduled for November 17 in collaboration
with PSO. Ian Gardner was also leading a field trip to Bear Meadows on
the upcoming Sunday.
• The PA Native Plant Society had a meeting scheduled for November 9 at the Penn State Ag Sciences Building.
The evening’s program was by Peter Hudson, PSU Professor of Biology and
Director of the Huck Institute. His talk was called “Chasing Birds and
Heroes… around the Globe.” Dr. Hudson described his birding and
research trips around the world, and related his travels to the famous
scientists, naturalists, and writers who inspired him. He is also an
accomplished photographer, and presented his stunning photographs to
accompany his talk.
Submitted by Ron Crandall, Secretary.