Meeting List

ASE PROGRAMS 2016-2017

The monthly programs and brief business meetings are open to all. They are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 for light refreshments.

Location: FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center at 6301 Summit Blvd. West Palm Beach. ( NE corner of Summit Blvd. and Jog Road, enter from Summit)



Sept 6   Shorebirds and Warblers – 2 difficult groups made Easier. Paddy Cunningham, Naturalist, Owner of Birding Adventures, Bird Guide, Science Teacher of Gifted Students

Oct 4   Fall Migration through the Keys. Rafael A. Galves, Director of the Florida Keys Hawk Watch

Nov. 1 The health of Our coastal Waters and Everglades Restoration Update.   Stephen E. Davis III Ph.D.   Wetland ecologist for the Everglades Foundation has been replaced with  “Birds of India: Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Delhi” Ben Kolstad, Ph.D., Florida Master Naturalist.

Dec. 6 Working Birds of Florida.    Susan Faulkner Davis, Award-Winning photographer, Audubon Magazine, Nature Best Photography Magazine, Conservationist


Jan. 3   Getting to Know Pine Jog . An Overview of Pine Jog Environmental Education Center’s programs and its long term collaboration with ASE

Feb. 7   Floridas Forgotten Wading Bird: American Flamingo.   Frank Ridgley DMV, Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarian with Zoo Miami’s Conservation and Research Department

March 7   Creative Butterfly Gardening. Tom Hewitt, freelance writer, creator Mounts Botanical Garden’s butterfly garden.

April 4 The year-round biology of the Swallow-tailed Kite  *** Note change of topic ***

Natalie Schneider, PBC Climate Change and Sustainability Coordinator  has been replaced with “The year-round biology of the Swallow-tailed Kite: A hemisphere of conservation challenges and opportunities” by Ken Meyer, Ph.D., Research Ecologist, co-founder and executive director of the Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI)

May 2   ASE Photography Club Annual Photography Show, Dr. Peter J. Lekos, club chairman and much published and award winning photographer.

June 6   Audubon Film at Library

Our June 6 meeting will be at Palm Beach County’s Main Library at 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. We will be showing a film about James Audubon, entitled “Rara Avis.” Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will start at 6:30 and the movie at 6:45. Reservations are required. Please call the library at 561-233-2600 to reserve your place.
The film’s web site is It has information about Audubon himself, the film, the film-makers, the historians, and even a short trailer.

July 11  Citizen Science (note this is the 2nd Tuesday) PROJECT PERCH /supporting the threatened Florida Burrowing Owls in  PBC and Broward Counties. Mathew Natali will speak about his job as biologist at Ft Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and about the interactions between people, animals and airplanes that all use the large piece of land.

Aug. 8   Ice Cream Social and ASE Members Photography