Sherry Hogan is Back!

Sherry Hogan’s atmospheric nature paintings are gracing our meeting room walls again. At the moment she's working in acrylic, but in the style of oil painting. Sherry does an immense amount of research to familiarize herself with the ecosystems and wildlife of the Texas-Louisiana Coastal Plains, including living in blinds along the coast and raising wild birds herself. You’ll feel her love and intimacy with nature as you gaze upon her paintings. The exhibition runs until the end of November. 


Bird Heroes

Houston Audubon SocietyJoin us for two fun and feathered events at the library this week.  First on Friday, July 31st at 4:00 come and watch Disney's animated movie Valiant, rated G. We will have popcorn and refreshments. Next, on Saturday, August 1st at 2:00 soar into the world of birds with the Houston Audubon Society and discover how amazing our feathered friends truly are. This program features live birds, bird songs and dance, fun books to look for at the library, and much more. Tickets are issued beginning 30 minutes in advanced. For ages 5-11. See you there.

Bird Man Cometh

Sonny the Bird Man brings his exotic bird show to the Library this Monday at 1:30 and 3PM.  Look for the bicycle riding bird and other cool acts.  For school age kids.  Pick up your free ticket anytime after 1PM Monday, July 13.  See you there!

Birds! Books and Beyond!

Soar into the world of birds and discover how amazing our feathered friends truly are!

Presented by The Houston Audubon Society, this program will feature live birds, bird songs and dance, fun books to look at and much more!


Free program! Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before program.

                                DATE: Tuesday, June 23

                                TIME:  3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

                                 AGES: 5 and up

Children must be able to sit through the program without a parent present.

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For the Birds

It’s Spring!  The air is warmer.  The sun is a bit brighter.  And we seems to notice the birds a lot more.  Well, maybe I should say that I notice birds more.

Now I don’t know much about birds and there are few species I can recognize without referring to a guidebook.  But birding is a growing activity in the United States.  Maybe because it doesn’t take special equipment -- just binoculars, maybe a camera, a notebook to write down the species seen, maybe a guidebook.  Or maybe birding is growing because baby boomers like myself are retiring and have more time to go for walks in parks and woods.  Or maybe because birds are just beautiful and are lovely to hear.

Bird Show @ the Atascocita Branch Library









Todays program will require tickets.


In order, to provide a safe and positive experience for everyone, the majority of our programs do require tickets. Tickets for programs are free and available 30 minutes prior to the performance. All children must be able to sit through the program without a parent. Seating is limited and programs will begin on time.

How Ticketing Works at Atascocita Branch Library:

Bird Haven for Earth Day

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to identify and appreciate the simple things in life.  A few weeks ago, I was reading in my study, when I noticed that the songbirds are back.  I am delighted they have returned to my garden, and realized how much I truly missed them during the cold "winter" months.  As our community grows birds are losing their natural habitat. Therefore, I have begun making plans to create a backyard haven for birds and butterflies. Below are a few of the books that I found helpful.


Birds are all around us in such amazing quantity and variety.  Right now there could be a Cedar Waxwing or Great Crested Flycatcher or a Northern Flicker right outside the window, but unless we take the time to look for them, we often fail to appreciate these beautiful wonders of nature that share our environment.  

Now That You Are Aware of Squirrels, How to You Keep Them Away From Your Bird Feeder?

October is Squirrel Awareness Month

In last week’s blog I cited Bill Adler, Junior’s book Outwitting Squirrels. In it he offers advice on deterring squirrels by means mechanical and odorous. I promised more information on keeping squirrels out of your bird feeder, and here it is:

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