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

 

 

Sunday September 8, 2019

 

Eagle Watch ~ Shawnlei Breeding

Shawnlei is the EagleWatch Program Coordinator for Audubon Florida and is based at the Audubon Birds of Prey Center in Maitland.  Shawnlei recruits and trains Citizen Scientists to monitor Bald Eagle nests and collect data on nesting activity.  Shawnlei will share her knowledge of this species that has come back from near extinction. 

 

Sunday October 13, 2019

 

The Big Sit

Instead of our regular meeting at the library, Seminole Audubon will participate in this annual, international, sedentary birding event hosted by Bird Watcher’s Digest and founded by the New Haven (Connecticut) Bird Club. We have chosen Lake Jesup Park, 5951 Sanford Avenue, Sanford. Come join us under the beige tent. We will count bird species from sunrise to noon. We will do our best to complete a list of “most wanted” species. We have been extremely successful in the past. This event lets us enjoy the camaraderie of our favorite sport, birdwatching. 

 

Sunday November 10, 2019

 

Fertilize Appropriately ~ Dr. Terrence Fullerton

Learn the Dos and Don’ts for landscape fertilizing from Dr. Fullerton, Seminole County Fertilizer Educator. Proper fertilizer use is one of the most important things you can do to protect our water. In addition to explaining proper fertilizer use, Dr. Fullerton will also interpret the rules set forth in Seminole County’s Fertilizer Ordinance.

 

Sunday December 8, 2019

 

The Butterflies Among Us ~ Faith Jones

A few years ago Seminole Audubon Society created a Butterfly Gardening Kit. This program is based on that kit, and will include the life cycle of butterflies. Faith will show pictures of butterflies, provide identification tips, and which specific plant each species needs to survive. You will learn not only how to identify butterflies, but also what you can do to help butterfly populations.

 

Sunday January 12, 2020

 

Bears, Bears, Bears ~ Lori Lindsay

Join us for an educational program about Florida Black Bears presented by Lori Lindsay, Program Coordinator with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Bears are an important part of Florida’s natural heritage. Keeping them wild and away from human use areas is a responsibility we all must share. 

 

Sunday February 9, 2020

 

Little Things Mean A Lot – Wayne Bennett

Have you ever looked at an image and said, “I wish I could make an image like that?” Well, you can! It’s a matter of: learning how to see things with a creative eye, how to understand what it is you want to accomplish and how to get there, understanding which lens to use, how to think “out of the box” and looking for the little things that can make a big difference in your imagery.  Professional photographer Wayne Bennett will share these tips and his photos from his trips in the U.S. and around the world. 

 

Sunday March 8, 2020

 

Birds of Colombia and Ecuador ~ Leslie Martin

Stalwart bird-seeking traveler Leslie Martin will share with us photos and experiences from her birding trips to Ecuador and Colombia. There have been about 1100 species of birds confirmed in the U.S. Columbia has 1850 species of birds, 81 of which are endemic. Ecuador has 1635 species of birds with seven endemic. Leslie will show both bird and landscape images.

 

Sunday April 5, 2020

 

Potluck & Paddle ~ Annual Meeting 

This is our last meeting of the season and is scheduled a week earlier than normal. We will offer kayaking on the Wekiva River. Our activities will take place at the Russell homestead on Wekiva Park Drive near Katie’s Landing off SR 46 in Sanford. Kayaks are available, or bring your own non-motorized watercraft. The first group of paddlers will leave at 8 am and the second group will leave after the potluck lunch, which will start around noon. The annual meeting and election will take place during lunch. Bring or wear appropriate river wear; you could get wet. Weather is changeable this time of year so dress accordingly

 

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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