Field Trips and Activities
Presque Isle Audubon Society offers a variety of field trips which provide individuals with recreational and educational experiences throughout the year.
In addition, PIAS sponsors other annual activities including the
Allegany Nature Pilgrimage
To join in the fun next year, be sure to mark your calendar for May 29-31, 2015!
Read about the 2014 Allegany Nature Pilgrimage in our August newsletter.
Bob Hines, National Wildlife Artist
November 21st, Friday – PIAS General Meeting and Program:
Room 112 at the TREC
7:00PM – Social
7:30PM - Program:
November’s Program will be a screening of the film “From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction,” produced and written by David Mrazek and Joel Greenberg.
According to the website,
“Billions to None reveals the compelling story of the unlikely extinction of the passenger pigeon. For centuries, the sleek long-distance flyer was the most abundant bird in North America and perhaps the world. Then, in a matter of decades, it was hunted to extinction. On September 1, 1914, Martha, the last passenger pigeon in captivity, died in the Cincinnati Zoo, marking the end of the species.
This award-winning film follows naturalist and author Joel Greenberg, A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction, (Bloomsbury USA, 2014), scientists, artists and teachers who are drawn to this literal teachable moment, and its striking relevance to conservation challenges today. The "De-extinction" movement, and the plan to bring back the passenger pigeon, is briefly explored. Highlights include breathtaking CGI animation of massive flocks, as well as astonishing aerials captured by remote control quadcopters equipped with GoPro cameras.”
The film's web site: http://www.billionstonone.com/
And a review in the Chicago Reader click here>>
~Mary Birdsong, Program Chairperson
PIAS holds meetings on the third Friday of each month (except for holidays) from September through June, excluding December and January. Our Annual Banquet is held the third Friday of September at the Elk's Lodge. The meetings are held at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Room 112, 301 Peninsula Drive in Erie. They begin with a social gathering at 7 p.m., followed by a 7:30 program. Everyone is invited; you need not be a member to attend PIAS meetings and enjoy the informative, educational and fun programs.