PROGRAMS

We welcome you to our monthly programs in the Kings Point Clubhouse Banquet Room. The doors open at 1:20 PM for a social and sign-up time, the general public is invited at this time. There will be no refreshments served due to Covid, but you may bring your own beverage. The meeting and program begin at 2:00 PM.

Note: We will follow current CDC guidelines and we ask for courtesy toward mask wearers.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

          Tom Heitzman Sweet Bay Nursery
          Birds, Butterflies and Native Plants

Thursday, November 18, 2021

          Florida’s Endangered/Threatened Birds:
          Two Case Studies Julie Stocksdale, Eagle Audubon

Florida is home to many unique habitats, and thus we have a number of rare, threatened, and endangered species. Two of these species are the red-cockaded woodpecker and the Florida scrub jay. Julie will discuss the natural history of each of these birds, why they have become so rare, and what efforts are being made to save them. A field trip on December 1 to Oscar Scherer State Park will focus on Florida scrub jays and their habitat needs.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

          The West Florida Shelf: A Diverse Marine Ecosystem Daniel Roberts, Contract Scientist
          Mote Marine Laboratory, Center for Electronic Fishery Monitoring

The West Florida Shelf encompasses the offshore area along Florida’s Gulf Coast between around 65 to 650 feet deep from the Dry Tortugas to the northern Florida Middle Grounds, an area almost as large as the terrestrial state of Florida. Although gently sloping as it grades to the edge of the continental shelf, there are many high-relief structures such as drowned barrier islands, the deltas of ancient rivers, sand waves, hard bottom, chemosynthetic communities, submarine canyons and brine seeps. Natural and man- made disturbances, including over 100 years of fishing, have had a negative effect on the ecology of the shelf. We will discuss some of these environmental insults and their resultant impacts.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

         Christmas Bird Count in the Alafia Region Charles Fisher
         Coordinator of the Christmas Bird Count for the Alafia Region

Thursday, February 17, 2022

          Quest Ecology Translocation of Burrowing Owls

Thursday, March 17, 2022

          Rocky Milburn Sierra Club Florida Birds

Thursday, April 21, 2022

          TBD