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MAY COUNT

These are the results of this years' May Count. If you were out counting on that day and have not yet notified Steve Rogers (429-1259), please do so as soon as possible - especially if you saw a species that is not included on this list.

JUNE 1998

NEXT MEETING: Friday June 5. Annual Members Night - for all members: old, new, and future. This is a pot-luck picnic and then anyone who wishes, shares something with the others - either slides, a favorite book, anything at all that you would like to talk about. The picnic begins at 6:30 at the Unitarian Meeting House on Spring Hill Road. This has come to be known as the "Annual Potato Salad Meeting" because one time a few years ago everyone brought a potato salad. If there is a quorum there will be a short business meeting to elect the new slate of officers for the coming year. We need only 15 members for a quorum so please come and vote and enjoy yourselves.

At the April meeting the membership voted to allocate $150.00 to set up and maintain an NOS home page on the internet. The address will be: loon.ucc.uconn.edu/NOS/nos.html. Steve Morytko has been working to get it up and running with a little minor help from Bob Pirrie and I. Eventually it will have meeting information, local bird sightings, archived newsletters, links to other bird sights and much more

The manuscript for the newest edition of "The Birds of Storrs" has been turned over to the book committee and Bruce Carver is currently working to complete it. We are hopeful that it will be ready for publication in the near future and we will keep all of you posted as to the current status.

FIELD TRIPS: The "Louis and Clark Expedition" on May 2 was a huge success. Nineteen people in many cars saw the following species on a day that started rainy and ended as a beautiful May day that made you realize why you do like to do this "birding" in the first place!