The Louisiana Bayou Bluebird Society is having its annual meeting at Toledo Bend Lake State park.

The meeting will take place in the Meeting Room on September 29 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be a special presentation at the meeting.

The presentation, titled “Bluebirds 101”, will be presented by Sheryl Bassi and Evelyn Cooper. The program covers getting started with bluebirds. It will include pictures and information from Bassi’s over 20 years of experience.

Bassi is the President of the Louisiana Bayou Bluebird Society and has been with the organization for many years.

The organization is made up of many officers and board members from all over the state.

Many may not realize that former Louisiana Governor Mike Foster is one the board members, and will be in attendance at the meeting as well.

As it states in their mission statement, the goal of the Louisiana Bayou Bluebird Society is to “assist in monitoring and increasing the population of these birds by participation in a statewide nestbox program; to educate and inform the people of our state on the ecology and management of the Eastern Bluebird through schools, clubs, and other organizations; to conduct research on the Eastern Bluebird and it's habitat selection; and to cooperate and coordinate with other organizations with purposes similar to those set forth herein.”

The meeting is free and open to the public, and those that are not members can come and learn about joining the organization dedicated to helping a species of birds flourish across the state.