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2022-2023 Peace River Audubon Society Program Schedule


2022-2023 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.

September 17 Kayak the MangrovesDon Pedro State Park
Meet:  8:30AM 8450 Placida Rd. Guide: Mike Weisensee
Call Nicole (941-265-2925) $50 Englewood SUP

October 11 Walkabout Audubon Pennington Park – Rob Mills (Cancelled due to Hurricane Ian)

October 15 Field Trip to STA 5/6 – Steve Buczynski Limited spots. Email:
Free Registration link: Eventbrite

November 15 Walkabout CHEC Alligator Creek – Chris Salmonsen

November 19 Field Trip Celery Fields – Bren Curtis (Crowley Museum – Postponed until February)

December 13 Walkabout Amberjack – Bren Curtis, Email:

December 17 Christmas Bird Count – Tony Licata, Email or

January 1 Ollie’s Pond – Dave Lancaster

January 10 Walkabout CHEC Cedar Point – Mike Weisensee and Tome Shaaltrel

Saturday, Jan 21 Prairie Shell Creek – Jayne Johnson, Email:

February 14 Walkabout – Wildflower Preserve – Mike Weisensee and Eva Furner

February 17 Field Trip – Field Trip to Crowley Museum – Sharon Wilcox, Email:

March 14 Walkabout – Kiwanis Park – Phyllis Cady/Shannon McGinnis

March 18 Field Trip PineCraft Park – Bren Curtis Email:

April 1 – PRAS Birdathon

April 11 Walkabout – Seaboard Grade Rd Cecil Webb – Barb Segal

TBA – Ft. Desoto

2022-2023 Meetings and Events

Most Meetings Will Begin at 7:00 PM
(General Public Welcome at All Meetings)

September 15 – Native American Calusa of SW Florida – Dr. Jennifer Zoebelein, Charlotte County Historian

October 20 – The Current Health of Charlotte County Waters – Brandon Moody, Water Quality Manager, Charlotte County Commissioners

November 4 – Peace River Bird Conservation Talk Bren Curtis CHEC

November 17 – So You Think You Know Pelicans – Kate Borduas

December 15 – Potluck Super & Photo Contest

January 19 – CBC Bird Slide Show Tony Licata and Barb Segal

February 13 – Dedication at CHEC Ron Mills Bird Blind on Burnt Store Road

February 16 – How to Cope with Backyard Wildlife – Jayne Johnson FWC Sr. Wildlife Biologist

March 16 – Protection for the Florida Panther – Brad Cornell

April 20 – Love is in the Air – Reinier Munguia

May 18 – Owl Presentation – Eileen Gerle

TBA – Look for Boat Trip down Peace River

TBA – Banquet March or April

Additional Activities at some of our Allied Local Community Organizations