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Tues May 6, 7:30 pm – Monthly Meeting and Lecture Bob Hall, Life of Audubon

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Monthly MEETING and LECTURE Bob Hall, Audubon Publisher speaks on “Life of John James Audubon”

Come join us on Tuesday, May 6, 7:30 p.m. to hear Bob Hall, publisher of Audubon Centennial Edition, Owner Zebra Publishing, speak on “Life of John James Audubon”

Also at the May 6th meeting, ASE will honor environmental educators Phillip and Ann Weinrich as they retire after many years of service in Palm Beach County. The impact they have had teaching about the environment is remarkable. They have shared their knowledge, love, and enthusiasm for the environment with students and adults alike. Palm Beach County has been enriched by their contributions and they will be missed!

 Bob Hall was born in Brownsville, Texas in 1942. After graduating from Texas A&M in 1966, he served as a Navy carrier pilot during the war in Vietnam. Moving to Florida in 1986, he established the fine art graphics company “Zebra Publishing” in West Palm Beach, FL. He is now in progress with the restoration and marketing of one of America’s national heirlooms.

In creating the “Audubon Centennial Edition” each original Havell engraved Audubon print was captured as a first generation plate image print and then underwent an exceedingly sophisticated restoration process, rendering the finished Giclée plate image print to the beauty and brilliance when originally hand painted by Havell and his artisans. Each plate image print is created to its exact original dimensions on a superior archival paper and is embossed with the National Audubon Society logo, pencil signed and numbered.

Each plate image print is strictly limited to 200 prints and the first fifty prints of the edition are reserved for collectors as complete suites entitled the “Audubon Centennial Edition Suite.” This is the first time that each plate image print has been meticulously restored to capture its original beauty and only the third time in 182 years that a complete collection of the Havell Edition prints have been produced.

Please join us for this entertaining and educational program in rooms 101 and 102 at FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, 6301 Summit Blvd, (near Jog Road) in West Palm Beach. Refreshments at 7pm. Meeting is free and open to the public.

Also at the meeting –May Bird of the Month, Glossy Ibis. Come to our meeting to hear more about this fascinating bird from our expert, Clive Pinnock.

2014 MAY Bird of the Month – Glossy Ibis

(Please see picture gallery below – if you have any pix please send to sheilaelliot@yahoo.com)

May Bird of the Month – Glossy Ibis

From Ben Kolstad’s article in the May-June Kite: “May’s bird of the month is the darker version of last month’s bird, although it’s in a different genus from the white; Glossy . . . → Read More: 2014 MAY Bird of the Month – Glossy Ibis

Call for Action – HELP US CHOOSE WHICH AUDUBON PRINT TO RAFFLE

Please vote for one by JULY 1: Email your choice to “auduboneverglades@gmail.com” or call Sheila Elliot at 561-629-7516 to place your vote. (Click on “Call for Action” title above to see pictures below)

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May/June 2014 Kite now online

The MayJune 2014 issue of the Everglade Kite is now available online.

GIFT OF RARE Audubon Prints to ASE & Audubon Exhibition

As announced by new ASE President Paton White at the Annual Meeting April 1, “The board is thrilled to announce that the Audubon Society of the Everglades has received a donation of three framed antique Audubon prints from an anonymous benefactor for fundraising and educational purposes. These are from the rare Chromolithography edition by J. . . . → Read More: GIFT OF RARE Audubon Prints to ASE & Audubon Exhibition

April 26-27, Ft. DeSoto-Spring Migration Adventure

click here for information: Ft.DeSoto April 26-27, Ft. DeSoto-Spring Migration Adventure – sponsored by ASE Ft. DeSoto is one of the top birding places in the country for spring migration. If the weather is right (storms) there can be fall outs with up to 20 species of warbler. Other songbirds that can also be present . . . → Read More: April 26-27, Ft. DeSoto-Spring Migration Adventure

Tuesday Apr 1 6:30 – Annual MEETING Pot Luck Dinner and LECTURE Eric Draper, Executive Director Audubon Florida, “Water, Land and Birds – Conserving all that makes Florida Special”

Annual MEETING Pot Luck Dinner and LECTURE Eric Draper, Executive Director Audubon Florida, “Water, Land and Birds – Conserving all that makes Florida Special”

Tuesday, April 1, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 meeting & lecture

Eric Draper, Executive Director Audubon Florida

Eric Draper is Executive Director of Audubon Florida. Audubon owns Florida’s premiere ecotourism destination . . . → Read More: Tuesday Apr 1 6:30 – Annual MEETING Pot Luck Dinner and LECTURE Eric Draper, Executive Director Audubon Florida, “Water, Land and Birds – Conserving all that makes Florida Special”

2014 APRIL Bird of the Month – White Ibis

(Please see picture gallery below – if you have any pix please send to sheilaelliot@yahoo.com)

April Bird of the Month – White Ibis

From Ben Kolstad’s article in the April Kite: “

April’s bird of the month was known to early settlers of southwest Florida as “the Chokoloskee chicken” because of its size, . . . → Read More: 2014 APRIL Bird of the Month – White Ibis

April 2014 Kite now Online

The April 2014 issue of the Everglade Kite is now available online.

Wednesday Mar 26 6:30 Main Library – Writers LIVE! presentation & Book Signing by David Allen Sibley, author of “The Sibley Guide to Birds”

Sibley book

Writers live iIndividual flyers 2014 sibley (click here for flyer)

The Palm Beach County Library System is hosting a special Writers LIVE! presentation by David Allen Sibley, author of “The Sibley Guide to Birds”. In conjunction with the publishing of the 2nd edition of this book, he will be speaking at . . . → Read More: Wednesday Mar 26 6:30 Main Library – Writers LIVE! presentation & Book Signing by David Allen Sibley, author of “The Sibley Guide to Birds”

Tues Mar 4, 7:30 pm – Monthly Meeting and Lecture Melinda Moore , Fine Art Photographer

Come join us on Tuesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m. to hear Melinda Moore, Fine Art Photographer, speak on “Wings of Inspiration”

Melinda Moore

Melinda Moore, Photographic Artist, Wings of Inspiration, in her own words:

“Light is the essence of spirit in its purest form, so it is a key ingredient . . . → Read More: Tues Mar 4, 7:30 pm – Monthly Meeting and Lecture Melinda Moore , Fine Art Photographer

Trip Report: Yamato Scrub

A small but dedicated group of birders braved the sunny and warm conditions on Sunday, February 23 to listen to that crazy trip leader Ben Kolstad provide a lecture on the natural and human history of the Yamato Scrub (after all, the trip leader, not being crazy, did not expect many birds and had to . . . → Read More: Trip Report: Yamato Scrub

Mar 2014 Kite now online

The March 2014 issue of the Everglade Kite is now available online.

2014 March Bird of the Month American Coot

(Please see picture gallery below – if you have any pix please send to sheilaelliot@yahoo.com)

March Bird of the Month – American Coot

From Ben Kolstad’s article in the March Kite: “

Although you’ll hear many spectators at our local wetlands boardwalks call these birds “ducks,” you of course know better: the bird of . . . → Read More: 2014 March Bird of the Month American Coot

ASE at Everglades Day – Florida Audubon Blog!

 

Audubon of Florida News Everglades Day at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

posted on February 19, 2014 in Chapters,Events,Everglades

The 15th annual Everglades Day was held February 8 at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

Audubon Society of the Everglades, located in Palm Beach County, is one of the main organizers of this family-friendly annual event. Over . . . → Read More: ASE at Everglades Day – Florida Audubon Blog!

EVERGLADES DAY SUCCESS

Good weather and an outstanding program brought 2,950 visitors to the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge for the 15th Everglades Day. The theme, Everglades-Then and Now, featured People of the Lake Panels and presentations by Clewiston Museum and Belle Glade speakers. Archaeological digs have discovered many interesting facts about the prehistory era . . . → Read More: EVERGLADES DAY SUCCESS

FINAL Schedule for Saturday Feb 8 EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL

Click here for the schedule for the upcoming Feb 8 Saturday EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL LoxEvergladesDay2014Schedule

February 2014 Kite

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

Field Trip report: Pondhawk Natural Area, Boca Raton

A group of about a dozen birders, a good mix of locals and out-of-towners from near and far, met Sunday morning in the parking lot of Spanish River Library in Boca Raton to take a two-hour walk through Pondhawk Natural Area. While birds were the primary target of the trip, everyone was introduced to a . . . → Read More: Field Trip report: Pondhawk Natural Area, Boca Raton

Tues Feb 4, 7:30 pm – Monthly Meeting and Lecture Charlie Pelizza speaks “Establishing Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge Complex”

Come hear Charlie Pelizza speak on “Establishing Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge Complex“ at our monthly Meeting & Lecture on Tuesday, February 4, 7:30 p.m.

Charlie Pelizza

Charlie Pelizza is the Project Leader for the recently established Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The Complex consists of Pelican Island Refuge, the Nation’s first . . . → Read More: Tues Feb 4, 7:30 pm – Monthly Meeting and Lecture Charlie Pelizza speaks “Establishing Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge Complex”

2014 February Bird of the Month Purple Gallinule

(Please see picture gallery below – if you have any pix please send to sheilaelliot@yahoo.com)

February Bird of the Month – Purple Gallinule

From Ben Kolstad’s article in the February Kite: “

This month’s bird is one of the stars of our local wetland areas. It’s always fun to see this . . . → Read More: 2014 February Bird of the Month Purple Gallinule

Saturday Feb 8 – KIDS programs at EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL

Saturday February 8, 2014 8am to 4pm rain or shine. 15th Annual Everglades Day Festival Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, free (except for food) family fun and educational outdoor festival! Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach US 441/State Road 7 – 2 miles south of Boynton Beach . . . → Read More: Saturday Feb 8 – KIDS programs at EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL

Saturday Feb 8 – MUSEUM programs at EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL

Saturday February 8, 2014 8am to 4pm rain or shine. 15th Annual Everglades Day Festival Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, free (except for food) family fun and educational outdoor festival! Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach US 441/State Road 7 – 2 miles south of Boynton Beach . . . → Read More: Saturday Feb 8 – MUSEUM programs at EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL

Friday Jan 31 10am lecture “Bringing Nature Home” Dr Douglas Tallamy

Friday January 31st at 10:00 a.m. at the Society of the Four Arts, Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building. No charge for admission, reservations are required. For reservations please call (561) 805-8562, email campus@fourarts.org or use information link below to reserve online. Sponsored by Florida Audubon and the Palm Beach Garden Club.

Palm Beach sits along . . . → Read More: Friday Jan 31 10am lecture “Bringing Nature Home” Dr Douglas Tallamy

Saturday Feb 8 – LIVE PYTHONS programs at EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL

15th Annual Everglades Day Festival Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday February 8, 2014 8am to 4pm rain or shineSaturday February 8, 2014 8am to 4pm rain or shine

WORKSHOPS WITH LIVE PYTHONS AT EVERGLADES DAY in the Pavilion:

11am Ed Mercer PYTHON HUNTER ***** 3pm Jenny Novak PYTHON PATROL

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Saturday Feb 8 – JAMES CURRIE to speak at EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL

15th Annual Everglades Day Festival Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Saturday February 8, 2014 8am to 4pm rain or shine

JAMES CURRIE, Birding Adventures TV, will present “Birding Around the World” at 2pm in the Theater. The program will include his video journeys of some of the world’s most unusual and sought-after birds.

. . . → Read More: Saturday Feb 8 – JAMES CURRIE to speak at EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL

Saturday Feb 8 EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL details

Saturday February 8, 2014 8am to 4pm rain or shine

15th Annual Everglades Day Festival Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge -“EVERGLADES THEN & NOW”

Exciting speakers, workshop programs, and guided activities, including representative from the Seminole Nation, will highlight this year’s theme – Everglades Then & Now.

New this year, to enhance this . . . → Read More: Saturday Feb 8 EVERGLADES DAY FESTIVAL details

call for action: WIND POWER and Eagles by David Yarnold, National Audubon

Call for action!

http://www.audubonaction.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=35981.0&dlv_id=44724

All, As you know, Audubon took a strong stand in the wake of Friday’s announcement by the Interior Department of a new rule that would grant wind energy companies 30-year permits to kill Bald and Golden eagles. Since the media coverage reflects a stronger tone than most of our balanced messaging . . . → Read More: call for action: WIND POWER and Eagles by David Yarnold, National Audubon

Saturday Jan 11 BIRDING WORKSHOP details and pre-registration

Saturday, January 11, 2014***8 AM to 1 PM***Pine Jog Environmental Center

6301 Summit Boulevard (on the corner of Summit Blvd. and Jog Road)

This workshop is a fundraiser for our annual ASE $3000 scholarship program for a graduating high school senior focusing on environmental studies. Come join the fun!

8:00-8:15 Registration

8:15-9:15 Hawks . . . → Read More: Saturday Jan 11 BIRDING WORKSHOP details and pre-registration

January Kite now online

The January 2014 issue of the Everglade Kite is now available online. Happy New Year!