Duval Audubon April/May 2016 Activities



The Audubon Observer

an e-publication of Duval Audubon Society

 serving Clay, Duval and Nassau counties


April program: Bees: “If We Go, We’re Taking You With Us!”

April 18 @ 6:30 p.m., Swaim Memorial United Methodist Church, 1620 Naldo Ave., Jacksonville

Speaker: Lisa Broward, Master Beekeeper & Master Naturalist



Honeybees are important to humans not only for the honey they produce but for the plants we depend on that they pollinate. Come and learn about the culture of this incredible insect and all the fascinating things it does for mankind. We will talk about beekeeping in Florida and what you can do to help “save the bees”!


We will sample the primary honey varieties that are produced in Florida as well!


David Sibley Book Signing at The Bookmark in Neptune Beach

April 2 @ 3 p.m., The Bookmark, 220 First Street, Neptune Beach

Our friends at The Bookmark in Neptune Beach are hosting a book signing for David Sibley, well known to birders for his field guides. He will be available on Saturday afternoon, April 2nd at 3 p.m. to talk about and sign copies of his newly revised and updated book “THE SIBLEY FIELD GUIDE TO BIRDS OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA.”


First Annual Citizen Science Day at Jacksonville Zoo!

April 16, 10a.m.-3p.m, Location: The Gardens of Trout River Plaza inside the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens near the dock. Our friends at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens are hosting the first annual Citizen Science Day during Party for the Planet! We'll be there with information on how you can use eBird for Citizen Science as well as learn about the citizen science volunteer program at the Zoo. The event is free with regular zoo admission.


Northeast Florida Young Birders Club!

We have started a birding club for young people, ages fourteen to eighteen. This is a joint project between Duval Audubon and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. All levels of birding skills are welcome from beginning birders to advanced. This will be a great way to sharpen your birding skills, learn from experts, make new friends and most of all, have fun doing it!
For more information, email NEFLYBC@duvalaudubon.org.


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April/May Field Trips

April 3, 8 a.m. William F. Sheffield Regional Park/M&M Dairy

Leader: Thomas Rohtsalu (904-536-8019)
April 8-10 $ O’Leno State Park Camping Weekend

Contact: Judy Jeffas (904-612-7036)
April 17, 8 a.m. Julington-Durbin Preserve - Leader: Wade Nolan (904-955-2534)
April 23, 8 a.m. Crosby Saturday Bird Walk/Work Day- Pete Johnson (904-536-4806)
April 30, 7:30 a.m. Jennings State Forest - Leader: Martha Fethe (904-699-8453)
May 7, 8 a.m. Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive- Leader: Deb Kainauskas (904-254-0148)
May 14, 8 a.m. Huguenot Memorial Park - Leader: Judy Jeffas (904-612-7036)
May 21, 8 a.m. Birds & Breakfast Annual Picnic 9 a.m. birding

RSVP Judy Jeffas (904-612-7036)

For details on these activities, check our website calendar at www.duvalaudubon.org, www.meetup.com/Duval-Audubon-Society or Facebook.

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