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RAS to sponsor film, The Messenger, at 2017 RVA Environmental Film Festival

The Organizers are pleased to announce the seventh Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF), to be held February 6th thru 12th, and on the 18th 2017. The Enrichmond Foundation, Capital Region Land Conservancy, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Viridiant, and Falls of the James Group - Sierra Club, along with several other sponsors, have been working together to make sure this year’s festival is the best yet, with many insightful films selected to raise awareness of environmental issues relative to all residents of our planet - and to Richmond citizens in particular. See this month's Thrasher for more details.

RAS to Host 2017 VSO Annual Meeting

The 2017 Virginia Society of Ornithology Meeting will be hosted by the Richmond Audubon Society at the Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center located at 1000 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen, Virginia. We hope you will join us for a wonderful weekend of great presentations, birding and fellowship with the VSO. More details will follow, but the announcement is now posted on the VSO webpage. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Jan/Feb 2017 Issue of the Thrasher is online.

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Upcoming Member Meeting Programs:

WHERE: Held at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Pkwy., Richmond, VA at the corner of Custis Road and Chippenham Parkway unless noted.

WHEN: RAS membership meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM (except June, July, August and December). Come early for coffee, cookies and conversation beforehand starting at 6:30 PM.

January 19th - How to Advocate Presented by: Trieste Lockwood

Come welcome Trieste Lockwood, Policy & Campaign Manager at Virginia Conservation Network (VCN). We all can be persuasive in our own way and make the case for what we want. Why not combine that with our passion for birds. See this month's Thrasher for more details.

RAS helps home-schoolers appreciate birds

Photo of CBC mural

A group of 18 home-schoolers from Hanover completed a CBC mural on December 9, 2014 that was displayed at the Ashland Public Library through January, 2015.

New - Guide to Gulls of the Richmond Area

Find out more about our fascinating local gulls with identification tips and photos from RAS's very own Arun Bose.




Come Join Us…

You are invited to join this active organization in our appreciation of birds. We offer frequent bird watching field trips, monthly members meetings and an array of bird related resources, plus local bird news articles. We welcome everyone who has an interest in our feathered friends, from the casual back yard birders and kids, to life-long birding veterans. All RAS sponsored events are open to both members and non-members and are usually free; visitors are always welcome and encouraged to participate.

A Richmond Audubon Society chapter membership includes automatic membership in the National Audubon Society, a subscription to "Audubon" magazine a bimonthly national publication, our local "Thrasher" newsletter (now available online), chapter meetings, and activities, volunteer opportunities available through an array of active RAS committees, Important Bird Areas (IBAs) support, youth outreach, fund raising, annual picnic, annual pot luck dinner, free email connection the RAS Listserv (sign-up required).

The Richmond Audubon Society's newsletter "The Thrasher" is now available online, plus archives of back issues. Use the search page to find the information you are looking for quickly. Visit the all new RAS Kids Corner and Members Area, then see "For The Birds" for a wide array of birding tools from housing and feeder maintenance to photography tips. Please contact us with your suggestion and comments or Email us at:


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