Meetings

  • The main feature of the monthly Piney Woods Wildlife Society meetings is a presentation about a wildlife, bird or nature topic.
  • Meetings are held monthly on every third Wednesday (except June, July and August) at the Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston County Park located at 709 Riley Fuzzel Road in Spring.  This park is just east of Old Town Spring 0.2 miles east of the Hardy Toll Road, before you get to the Spring Creek Bridge (see additional directions and map at the bottom of this page).
  • The regular monthly meetings get underway at 7 p.m. with snacks and social time beginning at 6:30 p.m.  In 2019, our monthly meeting dates are Oct 16, Nov 20 and Dec 11 (note the December meeting will be on the 2nd Wednesday).

Upcoming Meetings

  • October PWWS Meeting

The first PWWS meeting of the fall will be held on Wednesday evening, October 16th, at the Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston County Park located at 709 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring TX.  Come by 6:30 p.m. for snacks and visiting or at 7 p.m. for the program.

For more than three weeks Carlos & Ania Hernandez roamed the country of Vietnam from the North to the South. Back in 1966 to 1970, Carlos was an airman who thought this country would never welcome him to come back for a visit.  But they did!  Carlos & Ania came to photograph the colorful and simple life from the North to the busy life in the South. Modernism and the digital era is taking over. He found a most colorful country with pleasant, intelligent and hard working people enjoying the first PEACE and freedom they never experienced before. They had no ill feelings against Americans. Actually, Carlos & Ania saw American culture being devoured.

As photographers, Carlos & Ania had plenty of good material to get acquainted with making use of the new mirror-less camera technology. Photography was made easier by the new Canon R.

This program will include plenty of colorful images (see several below) as well as some explanations of how they got their pictures.  And, of course, there will be fun & interesting stories from Carlos!

Hope you can make it on Wednesday night, October 16th, for this talk by Carlos — long time VP of Programs for PWWS.  Come by 6:30 p.m. for snacks and visiting or at 7 p.m. for the program.  It will take place at the Big Stone Lodge located in Dennis Johnston County Park at 709 Riley Fuzzel Road just east of Old Town Spring.

  • PWWS monthly meetings take place at the Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston County Park.  Directions to meeting location for Wednesday meetings (709 Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring, Texas):
  • Aldine-Westfield dead ends into Riley Fuzzel Road just northeast of Old Town Spring so there are several ways to get there:

    1. Take the Rayford/Sawdust exit and go east on Rayford Rd. After about 4 miles, take a right (south) onto Grand Parkway Frontage Road / Riley Fuzzel Road.  Drive 1.4 miles to the Dennis Johnston Park (on the right before Hardy Toll Road and after the Spring Creek Bridge).  Turn right into the park & drive all the way around following the curve to the left until you reach the Old Stone Lodge.

    2. From I45, take Spring-Cypress Road exit east and follow it across the railroad tracks to Aldine Westfield passing through Olde Town Spring.  Turn left onto Aldine Westfield and then right onto Riley Fuzzel for a short distance to get to Dennis Johnston Park.  It will be on the left just after Hardy Toll Road and before the Spring Creek Bridge. Turn left into the park & drive all the way around following the curve to the left until you reach the Old Stone Lodge.

    3. From Mercer Arboretum, take Aldine Westfield north until it dead ends into Riley Fuzzel. Turn right on Riley Fuzzel, go under the Hardy Toll Road freeway and turn left into Dennis Johnston Park (before the Spring Creek Bridge).  Drive all the way around following the curve to the left until you reach the Old Stone Lodge.

    Watch for a sign for the Park on the north side of Riley Fuzzel. You will need to drive all the way back to the Big Stone Lodge and the parking next to it.