Upcoming Member Programs

Our programs begin at 7:00 PM on the third Thursday of every month except June, July, August and December. Come early for coffee, cookies, and conversation starting at 6:30 PM.

St. Luke Lutheran Church
7757 Chippenham Pkwy.
Richmond, VA 23225

Join us!

March 15 • Program: Feathers of the Sun

Presented by: Lou and Naseem Reeza

The ancient Incas called hummingbirds, Feathers of the Sun. Lou and Naseem Reza made a couple of trips to South America looking for and photographing these feathers of the sun. In addition they have images from Western North America and of our one and only species, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

So if you are fond of hummingbirds, come to the Richmond Audubon Society monthly meeting on March 15, 2018 for a presentation that includes some of the smallest birds in the world to the largest hummingbird appropriately named Giant Hummingbird.

April 19 • Program: Golden-winged Warblers in Virginia

Presented by: Dr. Lesley Bulluck

Lesley P. Bulluck is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and Center for Environmental Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She earned her BS in Biology from Appalachian State University, her MS in Zoology/Ecology from Miami University of Ohio, and her PhD in Natural Resources Management from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Her research focuses on the population ecology of birds with a focus on migratory warblers (Prothonotary and Golden-winged), and more recently has expanded to include Red-headed Woodpeckers. She has asked questions with these species related to individual and annual variation in reproductive success, within and between season movements, and factors influencing habitat use and distribution. She has published 19 scientific papers and presents her research at national and regional Ornithological conferences each year. Lesley and her husband moved to Richmond in 2007 soon after she earned her PhD. They have two sons, Alder and Heath, and a border collie named Zeus and they enjoy hiking and camping together.

Dr. Bulluck will be talking about her past and ongoing research on Golden-winged Warblers in Virginia. The talk is in honor of Margaret O’Bryan, past president and long time member of Richmond Audubon Society.

Other Upcoming Events

Kids Day in the garden at the Great big greenhouse – January 20th

Come volunteer at this exciting annual event! RAS is looking for a few more volunteers to help with our hands-on activities for kids. Two shifts available 10 a.m. to noon and noon to 2:00 p.m. Pizza lunch provided. This is a fantastic opportunity to reach many children and their parents with our conservation messages. About 200 children participated in our activities last year.

Contact RAS Education Chair if interested in helping….
Email: education@richmondaudubon.org

RAS – James River Winter Count – January 20th

SIGN UP NOW! Come join us for the annual James River Winter Count (JRWC). This is always a fun event and a great time to see your Audubon friends.

What: JRWC annual informal survey of the birds of the James River Park system which is divided into 8 sectors.

When: Saturday, 20 January with a rain/snow date of Sunday 21 January. Sunrise till 10-ish. Then meet for brunch, fellowship and compilation.

Where: James River Park followed with a “bring-something-to-brunch” at the home of Ben and Betsy Saunders located at 8958 Rustic Rd, Richmond, VA 23235.

How: Contact Julie Kacmarcik at juliekazz@comcast.net. You will be assigned a team and more instructions will be distributed after the holidays.

Cost: One suet cake entrance fee to get in the door at the Saunders.

Click here for more info.