The Columbia Audubon Society’s mission

is to preserve the natural world and its ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife.

Support CAS During CoMoGives Columbia Audubon would appreciate your support during the annual CoMoGives fundraiser Dec. 1–31. To donate, go to comogives.com; for more information, see the following story in this newsletter. From the President On Friday, December 17, 2016, I was sliding off an icy Grindstone Parkway while trying to get home when the

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Mid-Missouri residents can make donations to any of 114 nonprofit organizations through the 2017 CoMoGives fundraiser during the month of December. The Community Foundation of Central Missouri coordinates the fund drive and provides a single website (www.comogives.com) where gifts can be made to any of the participating groups. These organizations, Columbia Audubon Society included, offer

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Winter is a great time for catching up on reading; here are a few books and other reading materials that might be worth CAS members’ time. All three books listed below are available from the Daniel Boone Regional Library – by Eric Reuter The Genius of Birds, by Jennifer Ackerman Years ago, a Common Raven

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The Missouri State Park system is soliciting public comment about three recently acquired state park properties that have not yet been opened to the public: Ozark Mountain State Park in Taney County, Bryant Creek State Park in Douglas County, and Jay Nixon State Park in Reynolds County. Some members of the Missouri Legislature have espoused

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CoMoGives begins Friday, December 1! The Columbia area’s annual fund drive for nonprofit organizations takes place December 1–31.

In 2017, gifts through CoMoGives helped: create and maintain a native prairie on the 28-acre Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary and the city’s adjacent Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary (pictured); provide the Band with Nature field trip for 1,100 second graders in Columbia Public Schools; and provide scholarships for older students and teachers to attend science and nature-education programs.

Audubon memberships, both local and national, provide about a quarter of the funds needed to carry out our programs. The additional funds received during the last two CoMoGives campaigns have made it possible for CAS to maintain—and even expand—our programs.

If you would like to support CAS and other local nonprofits, make your donation in December using a credit/debit card through CoMoGives.com. Donations start at $10 and are tax deductible.

Thank you for your support!