Board Meetings
Because all of the above is subject to change, be sure to check for dates, times and further information


Board meetings are scheduled on the second Tuesday of every month.  Members are welcome to attend. Please call in advance to check the time and location.

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While the Audubon Society welcomes all to participate in their activities, we also encourage membership either in our local chapter or through the National Audubon Society. Membership is available at various levels as explained on the membership page: Join Audubon. Dues support the newsletter and local environmental activities such as scholarships to summer camps at the Nature Center, payments to special guest speakers, and other program expenses. Membership in the National Society, designating the Highlands Plateau Chapter as your   home chapter, includes membership in the local chapter as well. Membership information is available at all meetings. 
           
Board meetings are scheduled on the second Tuesday of every month. Members are welcome to attend. Please call in advance to check the time and location.




Highlands Plateau Audubon Society

Calendar of Events for 2017


                         The 2017 listing of HPAS outings and programs can be readily accessed via the printable PDF files immediately below:
                                                                       
                                                           





                                 For both Outings and Programs, check back to the website for additional information as it becomes available.

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         COMPLETE EVENTS
FOR MAY-SEPTEMBER 2017
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We will kick off our birding season on Saturday, May 6th at the Highlands Nature Center with a walk that is open
to all but especially geared towards beginners. Ellen and Jim Shelton will be back to lead an outing for us this year,
birding along Flat Mountain Road on Saturday, May 13th. Through the rest of the schedule this year, HPAS is featuring
new leaders and destinations. Drs. Jeremy Hyman and Barbara Ballentine, of Western Carolina University, will lead a
spring field trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway, which should be full of colorful migrants on Saturday, May 27th. Both of
these trips provide easy access to great birding!

The committee is working on a possible birding hike up Satulah Mt. too, with Curtis Smalling, Director of Bird
Conservation for Audubon NC. Curtis is a veritable pied piper of bird walks, so be sure to mark your calendar for
June 24th. We hope to offer at least one weekday outing in addition to our usual Saturday morning walks.

A full schedule of all Audubon events will be mailed in April, and will also be available on our website, which is the
best placeto look for last minute updates, though we hope to send aregular e-blast to all members with email addresses
on file. You may also find listings in your local paper, or call RomneyBathurst at 828-526-1939 for further information
or to add your email to our list. All trips will meet at 7:30 a.m. at Founders Park, Highlands, unless otherwise noted.
Full details will be available in our April newsletter.
                                                                                      Romney Bathurst

Exciting new field trips planned for 2017
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