Outdoor Nature Club
Houston, Texas
updated 1/23/2018

 The Outdoor Nature Club (ONC) is a nonprofit educational and scientific organization for all ages. It was organized in 1923 to protect and conserve our natural resources by fostering an interest in the study of nature.
note: our new mailing address is ONC, PO BOX 1014, Bellaire, TX 77402-1014

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 ONC/Ornithology (OG)

OG members are interested in birds. Some members focus on bird identification and listing, some enjoy studying bird behavior and habitat, some just enjoy watching birds. The OG is organized to accommodate all of these diverse birding interests. Members also benefit from the synergism of getting together to share knowledge and interests during the group's activities. OG also publishes a group newsletter, the Spoonbill and maintains a separate OG website. We meet the first Monday, August through May, except September when we meet the second Monday, at

Bayland Community Center
6400 Bissonnet (just west of Hillcroft)
Houston, TX
Learning Corner 6:30 PM
Meeting 7:00 PM
Program 7:30 PM
Dues: ONC plus $14.00 payable January 1

Upcoming events:

Feb 5 6:30 learning corner: Distinguishing among the spectacled vireos by Nina Rach
Feb 5 meeting: Birding Then and Now by Fred Collins and Bob Honig

Jan 27 Field Trip: Archbishop Forenza Park, 8:00AM with Skip Almoney
Feb 3-4 Austin Weekender with Deb and Lee Wallace
Feb 10 Field Trip: San Jacinto Battleground, 8:00AM with Erik Ostrander

2016 Birding events calendar compiled by Nina Rach September 12, 2016 (54k PDF)


ONC events:
In Memoriam - Aaron Stoley, Sanctuaries Vice-President

Jan 27 LTNS open house:
Nov 18 LTNS open house: work weekend. Bring clippers to prune trails
Oct 28 LTNS open house:
Sep 16 LTNS open house: Charles Peterson found a Spiranthes gracilis at the Triangle, not seen since the '80s. Charles Smith provided the ride pulling the tram with our new tractor. Also present were Sergio Henao and Paul Roling.

Current board members:

Nina Rach, President
Membership Vice-President - vacant
Sanctuaries Vice-President - Charles Peterson
Connie Blakley, Secretary-Treasurer
OG representative - vacant

ONC bylaws
ONC 2015-2016 financial statement

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ONC's history now resides at The University of Houston who is archiving it.