MEETINGS & EVENTS

To all Peace River Audubon Society members, family and friends, because of the Covid 19 pandemic, we are switching our usual onsite speaker presentations over to a virtual presentation for health reasons. We are very fortunate in being able to partner with Venice Audubon to share resources for the upcoming year. Jack Foard, VAS President, has put together a list of speakers via ZOOM or through a webinar presentation. Most of these you will have to sign up for prior to the presentation.  The webinars will be on Tuesday evenings, so set that time aside for some exciting presentations.

Check our Calendar of Events for a full list of meetings and events.

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2021-2022 Peace River Audubon Society Program Schedule

2021-2022 Field Trips and Walkabouts

General Public Welcome at All Walkabouts and Field Trips

Walkabouts—These easy walks last about two hours and are usually close to home. Walkabouts normally begin at 8:00 AM on the first Tuesday of each month.
Field Trips—These usually take place on the Saturday after the Thursday evening programs. Field trips, which will last from a half day to a full day, also begin at 8:00 AM. It is recommended that participants bring lunches along.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, FACE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED FOR WALKABOUTS AND FIELD TRIPS

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Walkabout: Audubon Pennington Nature Park
Meet: 8:00 AM at the park
Coordinator: Rob Mills, (305) 607-6548

Saturday, October 23, 2021
Field Trip: Peace River kayak tour
Meet: 8:00 AM at Navigator Grill, 9700 SW
River View Circle, Arcadia (via Kings Hwy)
Coordinators: Nick and Rob, (305) 607-6548

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Walkabout: CHEC at Alligator Creek
Meet: 8:00 AM at the shelter near the parking lot
Coordinators: CHEC Guide and Rob Mills,
(305) 607-6548

Saturday, November 20, 2021
Field Trip: Popash Creek Preserve, 9451 Nalle Grade Rd., North Fort Myers
Meet: 8:00 AM at Popash Creek Preserve
Coordinator: Jayne Johnston, (239) 238-3990

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Walkabout: Charlotte Flatwoods Environmental Park (15801 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda)
Meet: 8:00 AM in the main parking lot.
Coordinator: Phyllis Cady & Shannon McGinnis, (941) 286-7638

Saturday, December 18, 2021
Field Trip: Annual Christmas Bird Count
Meet: Meeting places will vary
Coordinator: Tony Licata, (941) 505-9775

Saturday, January 1, 2022
Walkabout: Welcome in 2022 at Ollie’s Pond
Meet: 8:00 AM at Ollie’s Pond
Coordinator: Dave Lancaster, (586) 214-4546

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Field Trip: Oscar Schearer (1843 Hwy 41, Os-prey) & Venice Rookery (4002 Hwy 41)
Meet: 8:00 AM Oscar Schearer main parking
Coordinator: Rob Mills, (305) 607-6548

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Walkabout: Celery Fields (6893 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota)
Meet: 8:00 AM in the main parking lot.
Coordinator: Brenda Curtis, (615) 477-9067

Saturday, February 26, 2022
Field Trip: Lemon Creek Wildflower Preserve (3120 Gasparilla Pines Blvd, Englewood)
Meet: 8:00 AM in main parking lot
Coordinators: LCWP Guide and Rob Mills, (305) 607-6548

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Walkabout: Hunter Creek Rookery kayak tour
Meet: 8:00 AM at Navigator Grill, 9700 SW
River View Circle, Arcadia (via Kings Hwy)
Coordinators: Rob and Nick, (305) 607-6548

Saturday, March 19, 2022
Field Trip: Birdathon
Meet: Meeting places will vary
Coordinator: Cathy Olson, (941) 740-3629

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Walkabout: Seaboard Grade Road, Cecil Webb
Wildlife Management Area
Meet: 8:00 AM at pay station – carpooling
Coordinator: Barb Segal (651) 336-6959

Saturday, April 23, 2022
Field Trip: Fort De Soto, St. Petersburg
Meet: Carpooling – 7AM at Kings Hwy Wal-Mart parking lot across from Culver’s
Coordinator: Mike Krzyzkowski, (863) 244-2652

2021-2022 Meetings and Events

Most Meetings Will Begin at 7:00 PM
MEETINGS SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY Held Via Zoom Until Further Notice
(General Public Welcome at All Meetings)

Thursday September 16, 2021
Brad Cornell, “Protecting the Recovery of the Florida Panther”

Thursday October 21, 2021
Holley Short, “Nesting Seabirds of Pinellas County”

Thursday November 18, 2021
CHNEP, “The Health of Charlotte Harbor and Its Environs”

No meeting scheduled for December

Thursday January 20, 2022
Tony Licata, Christmas Bird Count Results

Thursday February 17, 2022
Eva Furner, “Habitat Restoration at Lemon Creek Wildflower Preserve”

Thursday March 24, 2022
Annual Banquet
Location: Twin Isles, Punta Gorda
Speaker: Charles Sobczak, “Covid, Chernobyl and Rewilding Our World”

Thursday April 21, 2022
Jerry Waters, “The Fascination of Flight”

Thursday May 19, 2022
Annual Meeting – Election of Officers