On Thursday, March 16, Naturalist Eugene Vale will be returning to talk about the spectacular total solar eclipse that will be covering our area this coming August 21. What will you need to safely experience the beauty of the moon's shadow? What makes an eclipse happen? A flyer is attached: bring friends and inquisitve youngsters to this informative presentation, sure to dazzle us all.
Join us as speaker Eugene Vale presents
A Dark Day in August! Date and time: March 16 Social and refreshments at 6:30, Program begins at 7:00 PM
Place: Methodist Church, Farmington (enter via east rear door on North Street)
Free and open to the public
This summer, on August 21st, the first total solar eclipse to visit Missouri in 148 years will occur. Missouri State Park Naturalist Eugene Vale knows a lot about solar eclipses and he can make astronomical events understood by all of us! Learn about the significance of the August 21st even and how the interactions of the earth, sun and moon cause solar and lunar eclipses. Discover some amazing facts about historically significant eclipses and future eclipses. This is a program that’s sure to educate, entertain, and encaptivate us all!
Upcoming Calendar of Solar eclipses at Farmington, Missouri
Aug. 21, 2017—Total maximum @ 1:18:49 pm
Oct. 14, 2023—Partial 56.1% @ 11:57:20 am
April 8, 2024—Total maximum @ 1:59:28 pm
And some upcoming Lunar eclipses at Farmington, Missouri Feb. 10, 2017—Penumbral (don’t bother) max. @ 6:44 pm Jan. 31, 2018—Total @ 6:51 am still going on at moonset (7:09 am)
Grow Native! is proud to be a partner of this upcoming native landscaping workshop. Registration is now open: www.stlouisaudubon.org/PNL2017
Don't forget the September meeting will be on the 15th at 7pm at the Methodist Church in Farmington.
The EOAS picnic will be at Hager Lake on September 17th from noon to 3
Roseate Sponnbill has been present at Otter Slough since Sunday Aug 28. It was still present at 2pm on September 1st. It is in pool 13 closest to county road 675
The Winston Butterfly Garden is looking good with all the hard work EOAS member Ann Blanchfield and her crew of volunteers have put in.
Thursday, July 21 . Superintendent Ed Schott will provide an overview on Hawn State Park, its natural and wild areas, flora, fauna, and important birding areas. Management techniques, such as prescribed burning, and management concerns, such as climate change, will be discussed. The July meeting is also when officers and board members are voted in.
If you'd like to practice your western hummingbird ID skills without making the pilgrimage, try the West Texas Hummingbirds webcam near Ft. Davis, TX:
The June/July issue of Missouri Life magazine contains a story I wrote
about the role of local Audubon chapters and ASM in promoting
bird-watching and conservation in Missouri. I’d pitched it as a spring
story, but I hope the summer publication date doesn’t discourage people
from getting involved in Missouri birding. Many thanks to the
representatives from every local chapter and ASM who answered my questions
and helped me share their organizations’ stories.
You can read the story online at the link below, or look for a print copy
of Missouri Life anywhere it’s sold.
I hope the story is of interest to birders across the state; I know I
learned many neat things in researching it. You can also see a map of
chapters and some of the locations suggested in the story on our website
Thanks for reading,
Boone County, MO