PROGRAMS

We welcome you to our monthly programs. All monthly meetings will be at the Social Hall in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd W, Sun City Center.  Meeting dates and times are listed below.  The doors open at 1:20 PM for a social and sign-up time, the general public is invited. Cookies and coffee will be provided or bring your own beverage of choice. The meeting and program begin at 2:00 PM.

Monday, October 17, 2022
Bird Photography
Ned Kuehn
Bird photography is challenging due to near constant movement of many of these critters. I will share many of my photographs with some photography tips along the way. This is mostly a bird photo essay of common to less common North American bird species.

Monday, November 21, 2022
Birding 101
Kate Bourduas
Kate will show us 80+ Florida Birds with identification tips.

Monday, December 19, 2022
Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)’s Surface Water
Improvement and Management (SWIM) Program
Ms. Jaime Swindasz, Staff Environmental Scientist
History of the SWIM Program, its priority water bodies, and examples of restoration projects

Monday, January 16, 2023
Nature Conservancy
Beth Lewis
Resilient Lands & Waters Strategy Director
the Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
Beth will share information about our land and water protection work in Florida, some of our recent successes as well as the goals TNC Florida has set within the context of our recently completed Strategic Plan. Beth’s work is focused on conserving a network of resilient and connected lands, oceans, and waters as this is critical for both carbon sequestration and for the preservation of biodiversity, by creating a connected landscape for wildlife to move and adapt to a changing climate.

Monday, February 20, 2023
Sun City Center Bluebird Project
Melanie Higgins, Project Manager, SCC Bluebird Project
This project demonstrates the impact of providing nesting boxes to birds
who have lost their traditional nesting habitat of natural cavities.

Monday, March 20, 2023
Florida Sandhill Cranes
Barbara Walker
Moccasin Lake Nature Park Come and learn about Florida Sandhill Crane populations, their life cycles and their sensitive habitats. Florida Sandhill Cranes easily meet the criteria for a threatened species. Their population has declined 37.5% since 1997 and 2 – 3 times more managed land is needed, primarily in Central Florida in order to meet guideline goals of increasing the population by 10%. It all starts with us, so please come and join us to discuss this well-loved species.

Monday, April 17, 2023
Halle Goldstein
Audubon Florida
Natural Climate Solutions: Audubon’s Work Toward a More Resilient Florida
The Presentation will focus on Audubon Florida’s Conservation Action Agenda, including their strategies for bird-friendly communities, coastal conservation, water, and working lands. It will also touch on the Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition which includes USF and area municipalities.