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 Nov 20 and Dec 11 (note the December meeting will be on the 2nd Wednesday).  In 2020, the meeting dates are Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 15 and May 20.

Upcoming Meetings

  • November PWWS Meeting

Claire Moore will be giving the November PWWS presentation on Wednesday, Nov 20th, all about her February 2019 cruise ship based birding trip through the western Caribbean.  Claire took the training to become a Texas Master Naturalist in 2014 after retiring from Shell Oil in 2013.  She loves volunteering with all types of birding activities, as a member of the Houston Bat Team, as an educator for Friends of Texas Wildlife (a wildlife rehabilitation charitable organization) and other activities.

Claire Moore in Cartagena Columbia enjoying the Macaws
Claire enjoyed this “easy birding” trip visiting six ports on an eleven day cruise.  The birding company arranged birding outings at each port.  The ports included stops in Columbia, Costa Rica and Panama.  You will enjoy seeing highlights from the cruise destinations as well as the beautiful tropical birds seen.
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Hope you can join in on Wednesday night, Nov 20th, for this talk by Claire.  Come to the Big Stone Lodge at 6:30 p.m. for snacks and social time or by 7 p.m. for the start of the program.  The lodge is located in Dennis Johnston County Park at 709 Riley Fuzzel Road just east of Old Town Spring.
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Spectacled Owl in Columbia — juvenile & adult. Photo by fellow cruiser Jerry Bell
Spot-breasted Woodpecker in Columbia. Photo by fellow cruiser Jerry Bell
Rufous-Tailed Hummingbird in Columbia. Photo by fellow cruiser Jerry Bell
  • 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.