Public Programs

Cattle Egret

2:00 pm
the 2nd Sunday of each month
September to April

 

 

We meet at:

Seminole County Library - North Branch
150 N. Palmetto Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771

 

 

 

 

Important Notice. The Big Sit scheduled for October 8th has been cancelled due to flooding.  The following is the new October 8th meeting information.

October 8, 2017

Warblers of Central Florida

Some of our most beautiful birds are in the warbler family and yet they present some of the biggest identification challenges. Learn distinguishing features of these confusing little birds from Faith Jones during the Seminole Audubon program on Sunday October 8 at 2:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the north branch of the Seminole Co. Library located at 150 N. Palmetto Ave. in Sanford. Free. Open to the public. Details 407-797-4636.

 

November 12, 2017 

Florida Scrub-Jay 

Biologist Ralph Risch will share his knowledge of the Florida Scrub-Jay. The Florida Scrub-Jay is our state’s only endemic bird species, found nowhere else in the world. The Florida Scrub-Jay is one of North America’s most endangered birds, largely due to loss of its scrub and scrubby flatwoods habitat after decades of fire suppression that has allowed the scrub to become overgrown and unsuitable for Florida Scrub-Jays. Mr. Risch will provide an educational and entertaining presentation about this special species.

 

December 10, 2017

Florida Conservation Voters Education Fund.

Aliki Moncrief, Executive Director of the Florida Conservation Voters Education Fund, will explain their environmental mission and how the average citizen can engage with policy makers to influence environmental legislation.  Ms. Moncrief was the Executive Director of the Florida Water and Land Legacy Campaign, the group that  placed the Land and Water Conservation Amendment(Amendment 1) on the ballot in 2014. Florida voters overwhelmingly passed this amendment with over 75% supporting the conservation of Florida’s natural resources. The Water and Land Legacy Campaign transitioned to the Florida Conservation Voters Education Fund and continues to work to ensure that the policy makers work to protect Florida’s natural resources.

 

January 14, 2018

Gopher Tortoise 

Our speaker, Carissa Kent, has been involved in gopher tortoise rescue relocation efforts since 2006 when she started a project in collaboration with HSUS to save tortoises from sites that had permits to bury them. She works closely with the FWC, developers, environmental consultants and others in outreach, permitting, field operations, rescue, transport, data collection and release.  Carissa completed the Ashton Biodiversity Institute gopher tortoise relocation training and has assisted in the rescue of over 6000 gopher tortoises in Florida.  She will share her experiences with gopher tortoises and we look forward to actually having one visit us.

 

February 11, 2018

Climate Change and Birds

Reinier Munguia, photographer and conservationist will present on the effects of climate change on birds.

 

March 11, 2018 

Shorebirds of Florida

Michael Brothers, director of the Marine Science Center Ponce Inlet, will share his knowledge about the wide range of shorebirds.

 

April 8, 2018

Wekiva River potluck & kayaking

Join us for food, fellowship and kayaking at our final meeting of the season.

 

May through August

Summer Programs:

See The Jay newsletter for information

Seminole Audubon Society Board Meetings

are held regularly during the year.
For times and locations, call:
(407) 797-4636

 

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