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We have postponed this walk!
Our guide for this Morning Bird Walk:
Mary Keith – Mary Keith has been birding most of her life. She grew up in rural Pennsylvania where most weekends were spent in the state parks and woods. She has lived and birded in Florida since 1992. Her degrees have nothing to do with birds (Chemistry and Food Science), but they have supported a life of work around the world where she managed to watch birds as well. She is retired from the University of Florida Extension Service and now has more time to lead bird walks for the Tampa Audubon Society, watch birds, monitor eagle nests and wading bird colonies, count Florida Scrub Jays, help organize the Florida Birding and Nature Festival, and participate in Christmas Bird Counts. She is currently serving as the President of the Tampa Audubon Society.
All welcome; binoculars available.
Meeting Place: Welcome Center. 8:00 am – 9:15 am.
No experience necessary, beginners welcome.
Heartwood Attending –
Come See Us!
Florida Native Plant Society’s 39th Annual Conference
May 16-19, 2019 at the Plantation on Crystal River
The 39th Annual Conference will offer an abundance of presentations and workshops:
- Amazing speakers
- 2 days of awesome field trips
- Cutting-edge science
- Current issues
- Conservation, restoration and citizen science
- Climate-change adaptation
- Advocacy opportunities
- Native plant vendors
- Silent action
The FNPS’s theme this year “Transitions” is pertinent to the Nature Coast region of Florida in a number of ways – sea level rise, migrations of ecosystems due to climate change, and the transition zone between north and south Florida. In this region you will also see the transition of cave system into Karst, spring flows to tannic flows, and water quality transitions. The region also has a large diversity of plant communities and the transitions between uplands and wetlands are common, dramatic and highly visible – a great place to introduce people to Florida’s diverse natural communities.
Look for Laura & Diana at Heartwood’s vendor table.
Our Welcome Center
will be open from
9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
ONLY on Friday, May 19th.
Preserve gates will be open normal, posted hours