Meetings

  • The main feature of the monthly Piney Woods Wildlife Society meetings is a presentation about a wildlife, bird or nature topic.
  • Because of Covid, meetings are now being held virtually — see details below.  Meetings are held monthly on every second or third Wednesday (except June, July and August).  Normally these meetings are in person at the Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston County Park located at 709 Riley Fuzzel Road in Spring.  [See below for specific dates for each month.] 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).  FYI, there are occasional exceptions to the third Wednesday — when the Big Stone Lodge has other commitments, we generally try to move to the second Wednesday.  Make sure to keep an eye here, on Facebook, or on the newsletter for exact dates & location.
  • The regular monthly meetings get underway at 7 p.m. with snacks and (when held in person) social time beginning at 6:30 p.m.  In 2021, meeting dates are targeted for Apr 21 and May 19 — these meetings are all expected to be virtual via Zoom and start at 7 p.m.  After the summer break, we start back up with meeting dates targeted for Sep 15, Oct 20, Nov 17 and Dec 15 (format to be decided).

Upcoming Meeting(s)

Elegant Trogon – photo by David Bradford
Broad-billed Hummingbird – photo by David Bradford
  • April 2021 PWWS Meeting:  Join Piney Woods Wildlife Society on Wednesday, April 21st, at 7 p.m. for an interesting virtual presentation by David Bradford entitled “Southeast Arizona”.  The presentation will be via Zoom.  Please email Claire at cdmoore3i@gmail.com to receive the link to the presentation.
David Bradford will entertain us with photos and stories from previous trips to Southeast Arizona. David leads birding tours and has taken clients to SE Arizona for more than 20 years where they see some rarities and numerous common western birds, while enjoying magnificent scenery. While in AZ, they also visit four “Sky Islands”, mountain ranges surrounded by desert searching for birds. If you have questions in general about birding in SE Arizona this will be a great time to get them answered. David will also discuss a few of his future (four client only) tours he will be leading with only vaccinated individuals. To learn more about all his tours please visit: https://birdtoursbydavidbradford.shutterfly.com/
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Join PWWS for this presentation featuring birds from Southeast Arizona — it’s always enjoyable to see these birds as they mostly differ from our eastern birds.
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Please email Claire at cdmoore3i@gmail.com to get the link for the presentation on Wednesday, April 21st, at 7 p.m.
Gambel’s Quail – photo by David Bradford
  • PWWS monthly meetings normally (in non-Covid times) 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.