A heartfelt thank you to everyone who came to Grace Stock’s memorial service to honor her life and her conservation work. Our chapter truly appreciates your thoughtfulness.
In honor of Grace’s memory, family and friends are invited to celebrate her legacy at Bud Adam’ s Ranch at 26003 Orange Ave. (12 miles west from the junction of Florida State Highway 68 and I-95), Fort Pierce, FL, on October 11, 2014 beginning at 3:00 P.M. Dress is very casual. Light refreshments will be provided.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Grace’s memory may be made to one of the following organizations: National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Heathcote Botanical Gardens, Treasure Coast Hospice, National Organization of Women (NOW), Disabled Veterans of America, or Florida Ornithological Society.
As requested at our general meeting Thursday, this is a link to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Web site that provides a history of the use of the documentary stamp tax money for the purchase of conservation lands. More information specifically about Amendment One can be found here: http://voteyeson1fl.org/sections/page/about
The first general meeting of our 2014-2015 season will be this week! Our speaker, Felicia Bruce, will be discussing climate change and “Climate Realities.” This is very timely, considering the release of Audubon’s climate change report this month. Join us October 2 at 7 PM at the Oxbow Eco-center in Port St. Lucie, FL.
The festival runs September 23 through September 28.
The National Audubon Society just released a 7-year study examining the effects of global warming on bird populations and ranges. Everything you need to know about their findings, their implications, and how to interpret the data for the birds you care about can be found at this link.
The newsletter describes some great places to see fall migrants and one of the best birding festivals in Florida—the Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival.
There are some great fall birding locations in St. Lucie County, too! Try Avalon State Park, Bear Point Sanctuary, Paleo Hammock Preserve, and Teague Hammock Preserve.