General Meeting – January 23 – Florida’s Scrub Jay

The Scrub Jay is the only bird endemic to Florida, but unfortunately is not its state bird.  Plan to join us on Monday, January 23rd, 7pm at the North Indian River County Library, 1001 Sebastian Blvd in Sebastian, to learn about this unique and congenial bird species.

Dr. Dave Breininger will be our guest for this presentation he has entitled: “General biology, habitat, and fire ecology summarizing more than 30 years of research on the east central Florida coast.”

Dr. Breininger has 30 years experience integrating research, natural resource management, ecological restoration, conservation land acquisition, environmental education, and environmental regulation. He is employed as a lead wildlife ecologist in NASA’s Ecological Program at Kennedy Space Center and has several university faculty positions. He has served on several endangered species recovery teams and other conservation organizations, such as the Florida Institute of Conservation Science and the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Selection and Management Committee.

The meeting is free and everyone is welcome to join us!

Info from October 24th General Meeting

The presentation at our October 24, 2016 meeting was on the Federal Duck Stamp Program.  As mentioned in our October newsletter, you may find more information online about the Duck Stamp Program at – https://www.fws.gov/birds/get-involved/duck-stamp.php.  The website contains a link to the Federal Duck Stamp Fact Sheet handout that was available at our meeting, for those who were not able to attend.

In addition, “The Million Dollar Duck” documentary ran on the Animal Planet TV channel in September and may be available for online viewing, in some circumstances, here –  www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/the-million-dollar-duck.

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