St. Petersburg Audubon meetings will resume in the Fall. Meetings will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month starting in September.
The first program of 2014-15 will be September 16 with Coastal Science Chair Robert Hardy speaking about Sharks.
Nesting black skimmers care for their young at one of several nesting colonies of black skimmers along Pinellas' municipal beaches Wednesday afternoon. - Beth Forys, a volunteer with St. petersburg Audubon, head of Suncoast Shorebird Partnership, which monitors and protects beach-nesting birds, and a Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at Eckerd College is worried about the skimmers whose nesting coincides with Fourth of July. "Right now is the peak of nesting and lots of birds have young chicks that can't fly yet," said Forys about the black skimmers. She added that fireworks scare the adult birds so much they fly off the nest and the young get confused and can run out of the colony and get trampled. "We see some mortality of chicks after the fourth of July," she said. "We have volunteers at all of the major municipal beach colonies to educate people." "We steward during the day on Fourth of July and Saturday the day after." Private fireworks and drunks can disrupt the nesting colonies.
Discover some valuable information pertaining to the following:
Read the latest issue by selecting the link below or download the PDF from the Wingspan page.
The Program, Field Trip and Event brochure will be mailed to all SPAS members in late Summer with the Fall edition of WingSpan.
Starting with the January 2015 Wingspan, we will be using St. Petersburg Audubon Society ONLY membership roster for bulk mailing of our newsletter, not the National Audubon listings.
Reason for this change is the cost of mailing to 1280 members who may or may not want to receive our newsletter. Wingspan will be available to all members by going to our website: www.stpeteaudubon.org.
We will use our current mailing list in September. All members will receive our Program Guide to meetings and field trips. The St. Petersburg Audubon Society ONLY membership application and an envelope to process your request.
The Board of Directors of St. Petersburg Audubon Society, after many requests, is offering
a SPAS Only Membership. Membership will be from January to December of each year.
$20 for individual and $25 for family for this trial period this year. Membership money will be used to support all of our local programs.
Mail membership check to:
St. Petersburg Audubon
P.O. Box 12407
St. Petersburg, FL 33733-2407