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Magee Marsh topic of GC Audubon Society

Garland County Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3819 Central Ave., between IHOP and Chili's restaurants. The public is welcome. Speaker Jerry Davis will share about "Magee Marsh: Warbler Capital of the World and the Joy of Birding."

Davis is a certified wildlife biologist and retired forest wildlife program manager for the 1.8 million-acre Ouachita National Forest. He received a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology and Master of Forestry in Wildlife Habitat Management from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas. He is a member of the Arkansas Audubon Society and Garland County Audubon Society.

Magee Marsh, situated on the southern shore of Lake Erie, is a prime stopover for North American warblers during spring migration. Every year thousands of birders, photographers and nature lovers flock to this location in spring to witness the songbird concentrations preparing to migrate across the great lake toward their breeding grounds in the north. Many birders make the trip annually. Some have been doing so for 25-30 years.

HSU alumni engagement director to address lunch

Sexton

Henderson Alumni Lunch Bunch will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday West Shores Retirement Community, 2607 Albert Pike. Leah Sexton is the featured speaker.

Sexton became the director of Alumni Engagement for Henderson State University in June. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Masters of Liberal Arts in Sciences from HSU and previously served on their alumni board.

She worked at Henderson as a professional adviser, the guest services coordinator and served as an adjunct instructor. She is executive director of the Miss HSU Outstanding Teen pageants, serves as vice president of the HSU staff senate and is the on-campus adviser for Alpha Xi Delta. Sexton is an associate member of Junior Auxiliary and a Leadership Clark County Alumna.

HSV Audubon to hear about bats

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- Phillip Jordan, wildlife biologist with the Southern Research Station, a branch of the USDA Forest Service in Hot Springs, will focus on Arkansas bat species at the 10 a.m. Thursday meeting of the Hot Springs Village Audubon Society at Coronado Center.

Jordan will discuss some of the life histories of Arkansas bats and review the economics of having bats around and finish off with current threats.

Society on 09/12/2018

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