Our speaker at the August meeting will be Shelby from Mirrolure. She is a great speaker with a passion for fishing. She discovered bass fishing at the age of 13. She has competed in many fishing tournaments, often placing among the top ten or top five. Read more about her here. She will teach us about fishing with artificial lures. Bring any questions you might have.
The meeting will be on Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 at Bill Jackson’s in Pinellas Park. Bring a friend and we’ll see you there!
At our July meeting, Nicole from Florida Wildlife Corridor updated us on their activities. She also showed us the video, The Last Green Thread. It shows three friends traveling through a corridor in central Florida. At points along this trip, they hike or paddle near an interstate.
She also told us about this newsletter you can join. One section of this newsletter is views from the trail, with pictures submitted from anyone exploring the Florida outdoors. Perhaps your picture will appear there one day.
She is very passionate about Florida and the future of the wildlife corridors. Thanks to Nicole for a great meeting.
Our June monthly meeting will be Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 at Bill Jackson’s in Pinellas Park. Our speaker will be Gina Russo, an environmental scientist with FWC. She will talk about ” Catch and Release Techniques: Fishing for Conservation.”
Our May monthly meeting was held on Wednesday, May 15th, at 6:30 at Bill Jackson’s in Pinellas Park.
Great meeting tonight! Our speakers, Barb and Stephanie from the Clearwater Audubon Society brought a couple of guests for their talk: a peregrine falcon and a barn owl (pictures below).
Interested in seeing more or a particular bird in your neighborhood? They mentioned this database on the Audubon Society’s website: https://www.audubon.org/native-plants Enter your zip code and a list of plants are displayed along with the types of birds those plants attract. Where can you buy those plants? Click on Buy Now, then Buy Local and scroll down. A list of nurseries that sells those plants is displayed.
Interested in learning more about birds? Check out this smartphone app from the National Audubon Society: https://www.audubon.org/app The app helps you ID birds. It includes audio clips and pictures. You can also track the birds that you see and post your photos.
There are many volunteer opportunities from standing on a beach near bird-nesting colonies to prevent people and dogs from disturbing them to volunteering at a facility to helping with a bird count. Learn more, including contact information, on this page: http://www.clearwateraudubonsociety.org/conservation.html
Found an injured bird? If it is a bird of prey/raptor, call the Wild Raptor Sanctuary at 727-798-2385. If it is not a bird of prey such as a duck or a shorebird, call Birds in Helping Hands at 727-365-4592 (Shelley) or 904-703-2815 (Linda).
Thanks to Barb and Stephanie for sharing their time and knowledge!