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 Feb 20, Mar 20, Apr 17, and May 15.

Upcoming Meetings

  • May PWWS Meeting

May’s PWWS meeting will be on Wednesday, May 15th. Paul Gregg will present “Chasing Migrants, Spring 2019 – LEGAL migrants, that is!” Paul will share his experience with this year’s spring bird migration. Warblers, orioles, buntings, vireos, thrushes and other photos will be shared. (Paul is a member of PWWS as well as Gold Coast Audubon Society in the Beaumont area. His favorite birding location is Sabine Woods, but he loves to visit other locations around the upper Texas coast as well.)

Paul Gregg is an avid, advanced amateur photographer. He presented free photography classes at Lone Star College (New Caney and Kingwood). He has made presentations to 6 of the photography/camera clubs in the area. Paul loves nature photography and enjoys spending time at various locations during the spring migration as well as looking for subjects in his own back yard.

He also loves travel and landscape photography and has a number of presentations on various subjects dear to his heart.

He is retired from the U. S. Air Force, as well as from working at Harris Co. Adult Probation.

Please join us on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Social time with snacks provided is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park located at 709 Riley Fuzzel Road in Spring, Texas.

Kentucky Warbler by Paul Gregg
Baltimore Oriole by Paul Gregg
Magnolia Warbler by Paul Gregg
  • 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.