March 11, 2021 The Pigeon: Friend, Worker, and Warrior

Jane Gulley

This month we continue our praise for the pigeon. Throughout history, the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) has been treasured as a source of companionship and protein, admired and utilized for its unique navigational and athletic abilities, and even worshiped as a timeless symbol of God’s grace. Today, it may be more maligned than it deserves. Jane Gulley will teach us about the role pigeons have played in our societies, and renew our sense of appreciation for the pigeon. She’ll show a short video.

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Jane Gulley is a long-time ASCA member and past president. After getting degrees from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and Memphis University, she taught high school American History and English. Later started a program on the conservation of bald eagles that became a nationwide model, for which she was inducted into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame. In addition to eagles, she raised pigeons for 34 years and competed with racing pigeons and in National Pigeon Association sanctioned pigeon shows.

February 11, 2021 Birding with Needle & Thread

This program will explore the love of birds through the medium of needle and thread. Artwork will feature birds on quilts, from the National Quilt Show as well as private collections, cross stitch, embroidery, and much more.

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Dottie Boyles works for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission – Grants Division. Her hobbies over the years have included oil painting, collecting owl figurines, stamp collecting, needlework, and birding. She’s always been interested in birds, but didn’t become a serious birder until 2001.