St. Lucie Audubon Society

MONTHLY MEETINGS

When and Where

 

Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7 P.M. at the Oxbow Eco-Center 5400 NW St. James Dr. in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (click for directions) (October through May)

Sponsors Wanted

 

St. Lucie County has a policy of charging Non-profits for use of county facilities. Our cost is $45 a month, payable in advance. We are looking for sponsors to underwrite the cost of using Oxbow Eco-center. In return we will acknowledge individual or company names in our newsletter several times during the ensuing year. If you are interested in sponsoring SLAS's ongoing program, please send checks to St. Lucie Audubon, P.O. Box 12474, Fort Pierce, FL   34979

Thursday, Oct. 3,  2013

 

  FIRST MEETING OF SEASON, TBA
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
  Sandy Komito: Sandy Komito is the birder that was the inspiration for the book and the movie titled “The Big Year.” In 1998, he secured the American Birding Association all-time record for number of bird species seen in one year—an incredible 748! Come and hear Sandy speak about his birding experiences.
Thursday, Dec. 5,  2013
Dan Martinelli, Executive Director of Treasure Coast Wildlife Center, “Natives vs. Exotics.” This talk will focus on natives vs. exotics – Plants and Animals, Why and how did people change the natural systems? Where we are now: Triumph or Tradeoffs?
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014
 

Sam Fried, Flights of Fancy Adventures, LLC. “Ecuador’s Galapagos and Peru’s Machu Picchu” Sam will provide a talk with amazing pictures about the birds and animals in Ecuador’s Cotopaxi National Park in the Andes Mountains, plus the natural beauty and laboratory of evolution, The Galapagos Islands, and a journey to Peru which will showcase the Inca civilization at world-renowned Machu Picchu.

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
  Amy Marques, Photographer “Fine Art Bird Photography” How to capture fine art bird and nature photography.
Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014
 

Billi Wagner, “Breeding Birds Atlas.” In addition, John Nelson will show us some of his videos including the famous Loggerhead Shrike one that was used by National Geographic recently. 

Thursday, Apr. 3, 2014
  Amanda Phillips, Public Information Officer, Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission, “What do you know about the FWC ?”
Thursday, May 1, 2014, LAST MEETING OF SEASON
 

Jim Oppenborn, St. Lucie County Coastal Resources Supervisor of Mosquito Control and Coastal Management Services, “Creating Fish (& Bird) Habitats.”Jim's job entails creating fish habitat which very often double as bird habitats. He plans to discuss oyster reefs, restoration of Wesley's Island (designated as bird conservation) and revegetation of the Sandalwood Estates pond in his neighborhood.