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



September 9, 2018

Ken Schmidt The Birds of Magee Marsh

Seminole Audubon member and traveled birding photographer will present on the migrating birds of Magee Marsh Wildlife Area on the shores of Lake Erie. His experience at Magee Marsh includes nine years of photographing the concentrated migration of this flyway.


Sunday October 14, 2018

The Big Sit

Instead of our regular meeting at the library, SAS will participate in the 21st Annual Big Sit! Sunday October 14th from sunrise until 1:00pm at Lake Jessup Wilderness Area (LJWA) in Sanford. The Big Sit! is an annual international birding event hosted by Bird Watcher’s Digest. Some call it a “tailgate party for birders”. Find a good spot for birding, create a circle 17 feet in diameter and sit inside the circle and count all the bird species you see or hear.
Take a break from the circle and play Bio Bingo on a nature walk. If high water is covering the Lake Jesup circle again this year The Big Sit will be moved to Lake Harney Observation Tower.


Sunday November 11, 2018

Maria Zondervan Lake Apopka North Shore – A Restoration Success for the Lake and the Birds

Come learn about the history & continuing progress of Lake Apopka.  We will explore the demise that lead to Lake Apopka becoming Florida’s most polluted lake, learn what has been done to change this, see where we are now and discuss what the future might bring.  Discover what these changes mean for bird life in the area, as well as what recreation and bird watching opportunities now exist on the 20,000 acres of the Lake Apopka North Shore.


Sunday December 9, 2018

Faith Jones May All Your Blues be Birds

Bluebirds are among the favorite backyard visitors.  With their striking colors, musical voices and gentle habits, who wouldn’t want to welcome these beauties into the backyard? This program includes information about bluebirds, their history in America, and some of the challenges they face.  It also includes information you need to know before putting up a nest box, how to install a nest box, and what to anticipate if you have a nest box.


Sunday January 13, 2019

Katie Warner Water For Florida’s Future

Florida faces major challenges with water supply and getting our diverse and changing population to conserve water. People want to do the right thing but may not know the right things to do. Audubon’s Water for Florida’s Future program shares the importance of conservation and practical individual actions for saving water and energy resulting in greater use of water and energy conservation practices. Saving water helps save birds and important habitats and ecosystems in Florida. Reducing energy use creates more sustainable communities. Saving water and energy saves money. There are many simple steps individuals can accomplish to make an impact for conservation inside their home, outside their home and in their community. Visit A Burrowing Owl and gopher will also join us at the program.


Sunday February 10, 2019

Faith Jones Migration and What Traveling Birds Need

Each Spring tiny song birds fly thousands of miles from their winter homes in the Tropics to their nesting grounds in North America. Each Fall they make the journey in reverse. This program will not only explain the vital role native plants play in these birds survival, but will include information on plants and what you can do to help these birds.


Sunday March 10, 2019

Reg Garner Photographer Landscape Photography in Seminole County

Reg Garner is a professional photographer with a passion for capturing the beauty of nature with his camera. He spends his free time afield taking pictures along beaches, natural springs or deep in the Florida swamps in his kayak. Reg’s inspiration for photography comes from the master of landscape photography, Ansel Adams. When Reg was a young man, he met Mr. Adams and attended his lecture. Reg’s career is in his family business, Triangle Reprographics, where he has worked for 40 years. Reg has an in-depth knowledge of large-format printing technology and access to the most advanced printing devise available today. With inkjet printers up to 16 feet wide, they specialize in custom wallpaper and other interior wall décor projects. He is currently writing a book on enchanted areas of Florida. The book is scheduled to be published in 2019. Reg has received numerous awards including: 2015 Photographer of the Year (Professional Photographer’s Society), 2014 Artist of the Year (Seminole County Arts Foundation), 2009 Nature’s Best Photography Contest (Work displayed at Smithsonian National Museum, Washington DC).


April 14, 2019

Wekiva River Potluck and Kayaking
Annual Meeting and Board Election

Join us for our last meeting of this season. Bring food to share. This event replaces our monthly meeting at the library.  Meet at 164 Wekiva Park Drive, Sanford, FL 32771, near Katie’s Landing. Kayaking at 10 am, potluck at 12 noon, and more kayaking at 1 pm. Kayaks will be available or bring your own.


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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