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Volunteers needed for ASE sponsored Green Schools Competition

 Currently, we have 45 judges, and expect to have about 98 schools apply! This means we need to double our number of judges in order to allow everyone to score only 3 applications.  Click on details here GSRP Judges Invite 2016
  Andrea
 Lazzari
 
Green Schools Program
 Coordinator
 FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education
 Center
 alazzari2014@fau.edu 

Office: (561)  681-3403
Cell: (517) 489-9176
 

 

URGENT Feb 5-11 Volunteers Needed for shorebird survey! contact Paul Davis to help

Volunteers Needed for Florida Mid-Winter Shorebird Survey

The Florida Shorebird Alliance is coordinating statewide surveys to document shorebirds. This is an annual survey that occurs Feb 5-11 and could not be accomplished at a statewide scale without the help of citizen scientists. Local team leaders are organizing volunteer survey crew members to survey the STA’s . . . → Read More: URGENT Feb 5-11 Volunteers Needed for shorebird survey! contact Paul Davis to help

Tuesday Feb 2, 7pm, Monthly Meeting and LECTURE “Bird Migration & Everglades Restoration” by Dr. Paul Gray, Audubon Florida Science Coordinator

Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture:

Tuesday, Feb 2, 7pm

“Bird Migration & Everglades Restoration” by Dr. Paul Gray, Audubon Florida Science Coordinator.

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Today’s ASE Photographer’s field trip to STA-1E has been canceled due to the severe weather

ASE Photographer’s field trip to STA-1E has been canceled due to the severe weather warning issued for all of South Florida.

Jan 17 Sun. 7:00 am STA 1E “PHOTOGRAPHER’S SPECIAL”, RSVP REQUIRED (Don Mullaney) CANCELLED

Volunteers Needed for 5K Fundraiser Run Pine Jog Saturday Feb 6 7:30 am

Although it is ASE policy not to publicize others’ fundraisers, because Pine Jog is so generous to us (donating monthly meeting space at no cost), we are making this exception. Please consider volunteering at this fundraiser.

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Hello Prospective Volunteer,

Pine Jog Environmental Education Center is pleased to announce it has partnered with Fairchild Tropical . . . → Read More: Volunteers Needed for 5K Fundraiser Run Pine Jog Saturday Feb 6 7:30 am

February 2016 Bird of the Month: Sanderling

Bird of the Month for February is the Sanderling. Below is Ben Kolstad’s article from the February KITE.

Bird of the Month for February: Sanderling

If last month’s bird (Ruddy Turnstone) was our “rocky” feeder, this month’s (Sanderling, Calidris alba), is our “sandy-shore” bird. It’s also our baseline sandpiper, of medium size, one we . . . → Read More: February 2016 Bird of the Month: Sanderling

February 2016 Kite is now online

The February 2016 issue of the Everglade Kite is now online.

Thurs Jan 21 6:30-8:30pm Painted Bunting Project lecture by Dr Jamie Rotenberg Gardens Library Palm Beach Gardens

Title: The Painted Bunting Observer Team Project (PBOT)

painted bunting photo by Bill Munro

Join the Audubon Society of the Everglades for this special event! Date: Thursday, January 21 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Place: Gardens Branch Library, 11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL Cost: Free Open to the Public Join Dr. Jamie Rotenberg from . . . → Read More: Thurs Jan 21 6:30-8:30pm Painted Bunting Project lecture by Dr Jamie Rotenberg Gardens Library Palm Beach Gardens

Tuesday Jan 5, 7pm, Monthly Meeting and LECTURE “ Palm Beach County’s Natural Areas: A Great Success!” by Richard Moyroud, Owner Mesozoic Landscapes Native Plants Expert

“Palm Beach County’s Natural Areas: A Great Success!” by Richard Moyroud, Owner Mesozoic Landscapes Native Plants Expert ALSO, Benji Studt , Environmental Program Supervisor in ERM’s Outreach Section will also be speaking at Tuesday ASE meeting. Benji will follow Richard’ presentation with a power point showcasing many of the natural areas. (See Benji’s bio below)

. . . → Read More: Tuesday Jan 5, 7pm, Monthly Meeting and LECTURE “ Palm Beach County’s Natural Areas: A Great Success!” by Richard Moyroud, Owner Mesozoic Landscapes Native Plants Expert

January 2016 Bird of the Month: Ruddy Turnstone

Bird of the Month for January is the Ruddy Turnstone. Below is Ben Kolstad’s article from the January KITE.

Bird of the Month for January: Ruddy Turnstone

Kicking off this year’s “shorebird series” of birds of the month is a strikingly patterned shorebird that is a regular and common wintering species here in Palm Beach . . . → Read More: January 2016 Bird of the Month: Ruddy Turnstone

January 2016 Kite is now online

The January 2016 issue of the Everglade Kite is now online.

Wednesday Jan 27 1-2 pm Green Cay “Barn Owls: Birds Without Borders” by Dr. Charter, Haifa U

During January, Dr. Motti Charter of Haifa University in Israel is going to be visiting Florida to view our barn owl program and also talk about the program they have developed using barn owls for rodent control in Israel. With the assistance of Ted Winsberg, I have scheduled the meeting hall at GREEN CAY NATURE . . . → Read More: Wednesday Jan 27 1-2 pm Green Cay “Barn Owls: Birds Without Borders” by Dr. Charter, Haifa U

Tuesday Dec 1, Annual HOLIDAY POT LUCK DINNER and LECTURE “Working Birds”, by Susan Faulkner Davis, Award-Winning Bird Photographer, Audubon Magazine, Natures Best Photography Magazine

Annual HOLIDAY POT LUCK DINNER and LECTURE

Tuesday, Dec 1, Dinner 6:00 p.m. Meeting & Lecture 7:00 p.m.

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December 2015 Bird of the Month: Screech Owl

Bird of the Month for December is the Screech Owl. Below is Ben Kolstad’s article from the December KITE.

Bird of the Month for December: Screech Owl

Our December bird of the month is one of the most common, but infrequently encountered, birds in the county (unless you have an active nest box or . . . → Read More: December 2015 Bird of the Month: Screech Owl

December Kite is now online

The December issue of the Everglade Kite is now online.

TODAY!!!! COME TO ASE ART FUNDRAISER Opening Reception Fri Nov 20 5-8PM

Click here for color flyer, including painting by Maxine Schreiber ArtFundraiserFlyer

AUDUBON OF THE EVERGLADES

50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT

November 16 – December 30, 2015 Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida

The Audubon Society of the Everglades is celebrating its

50th Anniversary in 2016.

To kick off this special event Artists . . . → Read More: TODAY!!!! COME TO ASE ART FUNDRAISER Opening Reception Fri Nov 20 5-8PM

Tues Nov 17 1-3 pm – meet your local ag growers for free showing of produce

We have been fighting for the Ag Reserve. We need to support our local growers NOW!. Paton http://www.localecopia.org/ for details – and browse the web site for fascinating grower list of what’s available NOW, a real inside look at our local farming community — you can even buy a ball-cap or T-shirt with the LOCALECOPIA . . . → Read More: Tues Nov 17 1-3 pm – meet your local ag growers for free showing of produce

2016 Birds-of-the-Month list

Bird of the Month Selections for 2016

By Clive Pinnock

 

2016 Birds of the Month will be these shorebirds seen in Florida.

 

Jan Ruddy Turnstone

Feb Sanderling

Mar Western Sandpiper

Apr Least Sandpiper

May Semipalmated Sandpiper

Jun Willet

Jul Lesser Yellowlegs

Aug Greater Yellowlegs

Sep Solitary Sandpiper

Oct Spotted Sandpiper

Nov Kildeer

Dec . . . → Read More: 2016 Birds-of-the-Month list

Tuesday Nov 3, 7 pm Monthly Meeting and Lecture “Adapting to Climate Change in South Florida: Improving Resilience of our Ecosystems and Communities.” by Dr. Tabitha Cale, Everglades Policy Associate, Audubon Florida

Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture.

Tuesday, November 3, 7pm

Dr. Tabitha Cale

“Adapting to Climate Change in South Florida: Improving Resilience of our Ecosystems and Communities.” by Dr. Tabitha Cale, Everglades Policy Associate, Audubon Florida.

Tabitha Cale is a native Floridian from Fort Myers, FL. She received her undergraduate . . . → Read More: Tuesday Nov 3, 7 pm Monthly Meeting and Lecture “Adapting to Climate Change in South Florida: Improving Resilience of our Ecosystems and Communities.” by Dr. Tabitha Cale, Everglades Policy Associate, Audubon Florida

November 2015 Bird of the Month: Great Horned Owl

Bird of the Month for November is the Great Horned Owl. Below is Ben Kolstad’s article from the November KITE.

Bird of the Month for November: Great Horned Owl.

The Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) is a celebrated local resident. Instantly recognizable with its long ear tufts and penetrating gaze (although at least . . . → Read More: November 2015 Bird of the Month: Great Horned Owl

climate change and sea level rise – links

Here is a hand out from the Audubon Assembly on climate change and sea level rise. It was from one of the workshops Marcia Yeip and Gail Tomei attended sealevel rise and climate change Resources Related to Sea Level Rise and Climate Change

 

NOAA Sea Level Rise Viewer

A very easy to use tool . . . → Read More: climate change and sea level rise – links

info – Florida Master Naturalists courses – Nov 5,7,12,14

Greetings! Please share this information through your newsletters, etc. Great for professional development, volunteers and personal interest. Thanks. _________________________________________________________________ Florida Master Naturalist courses are now available for registration: Most classes are at Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, BUT we’ve added a new location for water monitoring day! I’m happy to announce that we’ll be . . . → Read More: info – Florida Master Naturalists courses – Nov 5,7,12,14

Oct 30 trip location changed – Wakodahatchee closed, walk changed to Green Cay

Oct 30 Fri. 8 am Wakodahatchee Wetlands, (Valleri Brauer) LOCATION FOR THIS BIRD WALK CHANGED TO GREEN CAY – WAKODAHATCHEE HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE THROUGH NOVEMBER 6

Mac Stone’s TEDxUF talk about the Everglades – link to video

If you haven’t viewed Mac Stone’s TEDxUF talk about the Everglades, gift yourself with the approx. 20 minutes of time to watch this video.

It contains some of his stunning photography and an important message about the Everglades

http://www.ted.com/talks/mac_stone_stunning_photos_of_the_endangered_everglades Susan McKemy

. . . → Read More: Mac Stone’s TEDxUF talk about the Everglades – link to video

ASE kids birding club – needs help w binoculars

Hello fellow birders,

We have another youth bird club starting this November. Yay! As you know seeing birds with your eyes is good, but magic happens when you see them in your bins. I am looking for hand-me-down binoculars for the kids to use. I already have 3 pairs, but could definitely use . . . → Read More: ASE kids birding club – needs help w binoculars

2015 Oct 20 PB POST Eliot Kleinberg FRACKING BAN stmt by ASE’s Sue Snyder

Please note Susan Snyder’s comment toward end of the article

Commissioners also heard from several opponents of fracking, including representatives of the Audubon Society of the Everglades and the Treasure Coast Progressive Alliance. These speakers stressed they weren’t necessarily officially speaking for their groups.

“We need to do everything we can . . . → Read More: 2015 Oct 20 PB POST Eliot Kleinberg FRACKING BAN stmt by ASE’s Sue Snyder

Save the Date Monday, Oct 26 9:30 a.m. – upcoming Ag Reserve PBC Commissioners’ Meeting

Notice of an upcoming Comprehensive Plan meeting of the Board of County Commissioners (BCC), where several items affecting the Agricultural Reserve will be discussed. The meeting is scheduled as follows: Monday, October 26th, 2015, 9:30 a.m., 6th Floor Chambers, 301 North Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, FL Contiguity Amendment Adoption Public Hearing: At this meeting, . . . → Read More: Save the Date Monday, Oct 26 9:30 a.m. – upcoming Ag Reserve PBC Commissioners’ Meeting

Action Alert – OCT 20 Tuesday 10 am FRACKING / COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Note from Paton: I just received this from Tabitha and the meeting is tomorrow. I cannot attend but will contact each commissioner. This is a policy we have voted in favor of as a sign on letter to EVCO. Please take the time to contact your commistioner or use this address to contact all the . . . → Read More: Action Alert – OCT 20 Tuesday 10 am FRACKING / COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

2015 Oct 1 Palm Beach Post Janis Fontaine For Love of Birds

Thank you Palm Beach Post and Janis Fontaine for this survey on ASE and upcoming events! Love birds PBP oct 1

PB Post Oct 1 2015 – top of article

PB Post Oct 1 2015 – bottom of article

. . . → Read More: 2015 Oct 1 Palm Beach Post Janis Fontaine For Love of Birds

2015 Jul 20 PB Post Threatened Bird Species bring tourists to PBC by Jennifer Sorentrue

Thank you PB Post and Jennifer Sorentrue !

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