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2016-17 Season

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2015-2016 SPAS FIELD Trips  – Judi Hopkins

The board sends a big THANK YOU to Ron Smith for another great year of planning and leading field trips for St. Pete Audubon.

Ron has lead 22 field trips this season, with approximately 350 participants from St. Pete and other counties and states. Of the 22 field trips, 2 were out of town and 1 was a 5 day birding excursion with 20 participants to N. Florida Panhandle

at Thanksgiving. His Big Day birding event was successful again this year despite the horrible weather. Hopefully I can convince him to do this again next season. Watch the schedule for date as it is limited to 10 participants and fills up fast.

I will not know the cost of this event, if Ron says yes, until a later date.

Ron has been a big help to us and we really appreciate his volunteered time chairing field trips, but unfortunately he will be turning that responsibility back over to, me, this upcoming season. Unless someone would like to volunteer for that position.

Ron will still be keeping up his first Saturday of each month trips at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, which he has done since the spring of 1989. I am working on the schedule for next season’s field trips now, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know. I am trying to put together, as suggested by participants, a few out of town bus trips. email president@stpeteaudubon.org

Ron also has ended in Pinellas Outdoors column. He still occasionally posts on Birdbrain. Thanks for all the insights!
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Memorial Garden Blooming

Nancy Ogden, St. Pete Audubon Secretary checked out the Memorial Garden for Barb Ranck. She reported that several bees were flying near dwarf shiny coffee plants and a Monarch butterfly checking out the milkweed plants.

Photo: Nancy Ogden

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Egmont Key Volunteer Opportunities


Egmont Key is a prime ecosystem that is important to birds and other wildlife. St. Petersburg Audubon encourages you to volunteer with Friends of Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges to support this valuable resource. Black Skimmers, Least Terns, American Oystercatchers, White Ibis, Brown Pelicans, Wilson's Plovers, Sandwich Terns, Royal Terns, Pelicans, Laughing Gulls and many more have nested on the Refuge islands and beaches. Beautiful wading birds grace the shoreline including the seldom seen white morph Reddish Egret.  

Besides, Egmont Key, being rich with wildlife, it has a fascinating historical significance. Learn about becoming a Bird Steward or Docent.  Visit FTBR for more information.

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Kim Kandz,
Dec 17, 2015, 4:35 AM
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