July 7, 2020 Chapter Member Advisory Status Update: Our chapter board of directors has approved a members “brown-bag bring your own lunch” members meeting at our chapter park on August 22nd, Saturday at 11AM. See the latest July, 2020 newsletter for more information.

    All other scheduled chapter events are canceled through August 31st, 2020. Our chapter board of directors will be regularly reviewing the Governor’s revised executive orders covering phase 3 restrictions as they pertain to COVID19 with regards to whether to cancel other chapter events as we go forward.

    Note: All members and guests must continue to follow appropriate social distancing while using our park facilities.

March 2019 Guest Speaker

The guest speaker for our March 20th member’s dinner meeting was Chris Prohaska. Chris is the Outdoor Recreation Specialist for Suffolk Parks and Recreation. He works through out the city at various parks planning outside activities such as canoe trips, hikes and disc golf tournaments. He is also active with local youth in the city’s “before and after” school care programs.

Chris gave a talk on local area wildlife. His presentation touched on everything from owls to snakes and turtles. He described the differences and behaviors of Great Horned Owls, Barn Owls, Bard Owls and Screech Owls. Cotton Mouths, Copperheads and Kane break rattle snakesĀ  were included in his list of the areas poisonous snakes. Among the turtles in the area he described Snapping , Yellow Belly Sliders and Painted turtles.

Chris completed his presentation by sharing a collection of snake skin sheds, various animal skulls and foot print impressions from other area wildlife.

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