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Meetings are held monthly on every third Wednesday (except June, July and August) at the Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park located at 709 Riley Fuzzel Road in Spring just 0.2 miles east of the Hardy Toll Road, before you get to the Spring Creek Bridge (see directions and map below).
The regular monthly meetings get underway at 7 p.m. with snacks and social time beginning at 6:30 p.m. Our upcoming meetings dates in the Spring of 2017 are on Mar 15, Apr 19 and May 17 - all are on Wednesdays. Please join us!
March 15 (Wednesday) PWWS Meeting - John & Gloria
Jones will present "The Peruvian Amazon". They described their program as:
"We first explored the upper Peruvian Amazon River in February of 2001.
We enjoyed the trip so much we returned December 2016.
This photo presentation will primarily cover the birds and other wildlife seen on this trip. It will also introduce the people who live in the small villages and farms along the Amazon River and its tributaries and show a glimpse into their way of life.
Ceiba Tops Lodge is located in a rainforest on the banks of the Amazon River just 25 miles downstream from Iquitos. It was our base for four days of exploring the streams and tributaries in that area.
The Ucayali-Maranon confluence is the point at which most consider the beginning of the Amazon River. Our next week of exploration from the Amazon Star riverboat was upstream from this location on the Ucayali River and its tributaries. The Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, located some 115 miles southwest of Iquitos, is the largest protected area in Peru and is rich in biodiversity. The Ucayali River borders the reserve on the southeast and this is the area where we spent much of our time."
Bolivian Squirrel Monkey by John & Gloria Jones Cocoi Heron by John & Gloria Jones
Hoatzin by John & Gloria Jones Polkadot Tree Frog by John & Gloria Jones
Directions to the Big Stone Lodge at Dennis Johnston Park (709 Riley Fuzzel Road):
Aldine-Westfield dead ends into Riley Fuzzel Road just northeast of Old Town Spring so there are several ways to get there:
Take the Rayford/Sawdust exit and go East (right) on Rayford Rd. After about 4 miles, take a right (south) onto Riley Fuzzel Road. Drive 1.8 miles to the Dennis Johnston Park (on the right before Hardy Toll Road and after the Spring Creek Bridge).
From I45, take Spring Cypress Road exit east and across the railroad tracks to Aldine Westfield 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 after Hardy Toll Road and before the Spring Creek Bridge.
Take Aldine Westfield north from Mercer Arboretum 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).
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 Lodge and the parking next to it.