I know you were expecting a message from Dorothy Schultz, but unforeseen circumstances appeared during the summer, and Dorothy had to step down as President. As Vice President, I am currently Acting President, and I hope that Dorothy is able to return to office soon. I also wish Dorothy and her husband, Ed, a speedy resolution to all issues.
On a sad note, our long-time member and stalwart champion of conservation, Grace Stock, died in August. Grace, shown left in a 2013 photo, was 99 years old, and had served in many positions for Audubon, locally and at the state level. Her son is planning a memorial service and will publish the details in the local newspaper. I will also be sure to post the information on our Facebook Page and Web site when information is available.
Here is some great news to start the season! Bud Adams, right, has generously sponsored our newsletter for a year! He will also provide a gorgeous bird photograph for inclusion in the newsletter. All of his subjects are residents of his ranch and beautiful to behold. Thank you, Bud Adams!
Ed Bowes, Acting President, St. Lucie Audubon Society
NEW! SHORT NOTICE!: Presentation Monday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 PM Pelican Island Audubon Society (PIAS) will have "Everglades: America's Wetland" with Mac Stone. Mac gave this program at the Audubon Assembly on Friday, and got a standing ovation. He is a biologist for National Audubon, a conservation photographer and naturalist. PIAS invited us to this event at the Audubon Assembly. It is at the Vero Beach Community Center, 2266 14th Ave, Vero Beach.
NEW! DATES SET: Annual Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Breakfast at Bud Adams Ranch, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015.
FIELD TRIP REPORT. Indrio Savannah Preserve, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
James Currie, Host and Creator Nikon's Birding Adventures TV, will be back April 2, 2015. Time and place to be announced. He will be speaking about material in his new book, due out soon.
OCTOBER LAUGHING GULL newsletter now available.
NEW OFFICERS for 2014-15 SLAS season
MEETING, THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014,Nancy LaFramboise, "Bird Banding Basics and Current Local Research on Painted Buntings."
FIELD TRIP, SATURDAY, NOV. 8, 2014. Lakeside Ranch Storm Treatment Area,