Category Archives: Meetings

Once a month The Adventurous Woman meet at Bill Jackson’s to discuss our past trips, upcoming trips and to learn from the speaker of the month.

August Monthly Meeting

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!

July Monthly Meeting

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.

June Monthly 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.”

See you there and bring a friend!

May Monthly Meeting

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: 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: 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.

Check out the Clearwater Audubon Society Facebook page at to find their summer reading list of books about birds.

If you are interested in attending a bird walk, both the Clearwater Audubon Society and St. Petersburg Audubon Society maintain a list of programs and field trips on their websites. There is also this Pinellas County Birding Guide

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:

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!

Meeting attendees listen and learn about the barn owl that Stephanie is holding

Meeting attendees listen and learn about the barn owl that Stephanie is holding
Barb holds the peregrine falcon.
Barb holds the peregrine falcon.
A barn owl that is part of the educational program at the Wild Raptor Sanctuary in Clearwater.
This barn owl is part of the educational program at Wild Raptor Sanctuary.
Stephanie holds the barn owl as it spreads it wings.
Stephanie holds the barn owl as it spreads it wings.