Sperry-Galligar Audubon Society

Meetings  & Program Schedule

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  Meeting Date:
Meetings start at 7:00 P.M. - Room 102, Yates Hall, (across from the North end of football stadium) at 1702 S. Joplin St., Pittsburg, KS.  Click here for a PSU campus map and hover cursor for building identification.  Click here for a Yahoo map.
September 29, 2016
"Turtles of Kansas and Missouri", by Ken Middick, Master Naturalist and staff member of Wildcat Glades Audubon Center in Joplin, MO, will talk about the native turtles in our area.  Come and find out how many different kinds of turtles we have and learn about their life cycle, habitats, needs, and what we can do to help them.

27, 2016

"Northern Saw-whet Owls: Their Migration and Occurrence in the South-Central US", by Mitchell Pruitt, researcher, University of Arkansas. Prior to the beginning of this research in 2014, the Northern Saw-whet Owl was a species that was virtually unknown to Arkansas, except for 12 historic records. Because of our research, the species is now thought to be a regular fall migrant through the state. Saw-whet movements and wintertime whereabouts remain largely a mystery throughout North America, but our work in Arkansas is helping to fill in blanks in the species’ natural history in the south-central region, where it is almost completely unknown.
No Meeting
November 2016
Due to conflict with Thanksgiving and Christmas, the November and December meetings have been combined, and held on December 1, 2016.
  1, 2016
Jason Manderscheid - passionate mushroom collector and sculptor will talk about morel mushrooms.
26, 2017
"Black snakes and nesting birds: how studying snakes can inform bird conservation.", by Dr. Andrew George,  assistant professor Biology, Pittsburg State University, will  talk about his research involving the leading cause of bird mortality, i.e., nest predation by snakes - especially the Western Rat Snake (Black Rat Snake) - and factors that bring them in contact with nesting birds.
23, 2017
Jerod Huebner - BS, Wildlife Sciences, University Missouri - Director of Prairie Management for the Missouri Prairie Foundation, will describe the ongoing prairie restoration project at Carver Prairie at the Sperry-Galligar Audubon meeting, Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 P.M., Room 102, PSU's Yates Hall, 1702 S. Joplin St., Pittsburg, KS.  Huebner will also talk about other prairies in western Missouri that total more than 3,000 acres in 19 tracts of land and explain what MPF is doing to conserve these sensitive ecosystems. (Free and open to the public.)
30, 2017
"Threatened and Endangered Wildlife Species of Southeast Kansas." by Ed Miller, T&E Coordinator with the KDWP&T,  will explore the life history, habitat, and conservation efforts toward the wildlife species listed as threatened or endangered in southeast Kansas.
27, 2017
"Urban Ecology - A Planner's Chance", by Tony Robyn, Assistant Director, Planning Development & Neighborhood Services, City of Joplin,  will present the city’s recovery efforts and urban ecology principles woven through multiple projects. Robyn has 20 years of experience in project planning, including: associate zoo director for Kansas City, MO,  executive director of Joplin's Wildcat Glades Audubon Center, and regional vice-president for the National Audubon Society.
  25, 2017
Sperry-Galligar Audubon Picnic, 6-9 P.M., held at the Homer Cole Pittsburg Community Center, 3003 North Joplin in Pittsburg, KS.
Summer Hiatus SGAS will not hold regular meetings in the months of June, July & August.