The Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society was having its monthly meeting.I did not take an exact count, but more than 50 people must have been there. The program began with a teaching session on raptors, with lots of preserved specimens. Then the meeting began, and members described an effort to keep a rock concert in Plano from ruining the small prairie segment at Oak Point Park. One member was leading a birding tour to Jamaica next April. A lot of upcoming local free bird walks were upcoming.
The speaker was a professor at Austin College. He told us all about raptors, with a great photos on a huge screen. I learned a lot. I knew a bit about raptors, and did not learn everything. But I can identify more now than when he began speaking. I loved learning about ospreys and merlins and eagles and kites.
When I got home, my wife and I enjoyed a TV show I never watch, "Chicago Fire". My dog and I shared a fairly bland unsalted package of organic microwave popcorn. The nightly news featured a story about toxic dog treats from China, with a vet offering the sadly wise advice never to eat packaged foods from China until its food safety standards regulation improves.