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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

Habitat for Manatees lecture, Tuesday, August 21, 7:30 – 9pm

Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 7:30 – 9pm Where Mounts Botanical Garden 531 North Military Trail W Palm Beach FL 33415 Audubon Society of the Everglades invited! Note Habitat for Huge Manatees – Dr. Christopher Buzzelli, Senior Scientist, SFWMD

Why are submersed aquatic vegetation (SAV) habitats important indicators of coastal ecosystem status in south Florida? . . . → Read More: Habitat for Manatees lecture, Tuesday, August 21, 7:30 – 9pm

ASE Position Statements

You can always find our position statements under the “Conservation” tab at the top of the page:

ASE Position on Wind Turbines in the EAA

Audubon Society of the Everglades supports and promotes the conservation of wildlife and the natural environment. ASE opposes Wind Turbines in the Everglades Agricultural Areas (EAA). The EAA is . . . → Read More: ASE Position Statements

Need to contact your commissioner? See here.

ASE’s County Commissioner page can be found under the “Conservation” tab; all their phone numbers and email addresses at your fingertips. Can’t find the tab? See the screenshot below (which is clickable and will take you right to the page), or click this link to go directly to the page.

. . . → Read More: Need to contact your commissioner? See here.

Threat to John D. MacArthur State Park

First it was a chain of 5 branded golf courses in state parks, with Jonathan Dickinson SP (JDSP) specifically targeted in the proposed legislation. That was a LONG haul, and tough battle, with big newspapers across the state supporting the public outcry against it. Florida actually has a glut of golf courses, many in financial . . . → Read More: Threat to John D. MacArthur State Park

New documentary about bees screening in Miami next weekend

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A new documentary about colony collapse disorder among bees worldwide will be screening at the O Cinema in Miami at the end of the month (May 27th-29th). Here is part of the press release about the movie:

Queen of The Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global . . . → Read More: New documentary about bees screening in Miami next weekend

Everglades Day Program now online

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The schedule of events for Everglades Day is now viewable. See below! The full program, with map and more information, is available as a PDF at this link.

Speakers, walks, etc:

Everglades Day just around the corner

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Sat., Feb 12, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everglades Day, ARM Loxahatchee NWR.

SAVE THE DATE – SATURDAY FEB 12, 2011!

Who: Come one, come all —free, family friendly, for public of all ages! What: 12th Annual Everglades Day Festival — “FOREVERGLADES” Where: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, . . . → Read More: Everglades Day just around the corner

Bird mortality

According to a New York Times article yesterday,

“Five billion birds die in the U.S. every year,” said Melanie Driscoll, a biologist and director of bird conservation for the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi Flyway for the National Audubon Society. That means that on average, 13.7 million birds die in this country every day.

That’s . . . → Read More: Bird mortality

12th Annual Everglades Day, Feb 12, 2011

Saturday February 12, 2011 8am-4pm

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 10216 Lee Road , Boynton Beach

12th Annual Everglades Day Festival – “Foreverglades ”

PRESCRIBED BURN – 12 Noon (WEATHER PERMITTING)

As we focus on SCIENCE this year, “Foreverglades”, the 12th Annual Everglades Day Festival at A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, is bringing . . . → Read More: 12th Annual Everglades Day, Feb 12, 2011

Everglades Day, February 12, 2011

It’s never too early to plan for Everglades Day, the annual showcase event at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. This season’s event takes place on February 12, 2011. The theme is “Foreverglades.” This free festival runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, see our Everglades Day webpage, or download . . . → Read More: Everglades Day, February 12, 2011

Melaleuca removal at Loxahatchee NWR to air in primetime, Oct 26

Slightly edited USFWS press release below; nice to see our local refuge hitting prime time!

The sun was barely up, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees were briefing Mike Rowe on the day they had planned for him: He would head deep into the Florida Everglades on an airboat and wade into the waist-deep . . . → Read More: Melaleuca removal at Loxahatchee NWR to air in primetime, Oct 26

Everglades Day: Save the Date!

SAVE THE DATE – SATURDAY FEB 12, 2011!

Who: Come one, come all —free, family friendly, for public of all ages!

What: 12th Annual Everglades Day Festival — “FOREVERGLADES”

Where: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33473-4797

When: Saturday, February 12, 2011, 8 AM to 4 PM

How: . . . → Read More: Everglades Day: Save the Date!

Fish and Wildlife Service Calls for Review of Wood Stork’s Status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it will review the endangered status of the wood stork under the Endangered Species Act. The decision to initiate a status review is the result of a 90-day finding in response to a petition seeking to reclassify this American wading bird to threatened. The Service has determined . . . → Read More: Fish and Wildlife Service Calls for Review of Wood Stork’s Status

Guided Garden Tour at Pine Jog

SPECIAL EVENT! Guided Garden Tour, 6:45PM September 7, 2010

FAU/Pine Jog Courtyard

Join us for a guided walk through the native plant garden prior to the September general meeting. ASE and Pine Jog installed this garden to educate the public on the importance of native plants which conserve water and provide food and shelter for . . . → Read More: Guided Garden Tour at Pine Jog

Coastal Cleanup, September 25, 2010

This year the Coastal Cleanup on the Sanctuary Islands is scheduled for the fourth Saturday of the month to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of this international effort. Please help us clean up Fisherman’s Island on the north side of the causeway at 8 AM on Saturday, September 25th. Wear old sneakers and comfortable . . . → Read More: Coastal Cleanup, September 25, 2010

Coastal Cleanup

This year the Coastal Cleanup on the Sanctuary Islands is scheduled for the fourth Saturday of the month to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of this international effort. Please help us clean up Fisherman’s Island on the north side of the causeway at 8 AM on Saturday, September 25th. Wear old sneakers and comfortable clothes—sun . . . → Read More: Coastal Cleanup

Johnny Jones passes away

Johnny Jones, executive director of the Florida Wildlife Federation in the 1970s and 1980s, has passed away. He was a leader in combating the environmental destruction that confronts Florida today: ill-conceived drainage plans, the over development of marginal lands, and the destruction of the Everglades ecosystem. Jones spearheaded the major effort to address the ecological . . . → Read More: Johnny Jones passes away

Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

Here is a list of your Governor, State Senators, and Representatives to contact with any of your concerns. Please bookmark this page so you can refer to it with issues that concern you, i.e. oil drilling. You can find out what district you are in by referring to your voter registration card. You can contact . . . → Read More: Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

Water Workshop at Spanish River Library, June 8

On Tuesday, June 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Clean Water Fund is hosting a free evening workshop at Spanish River Library, 1501 Spanish River Blvd. in Boca Raton. Learn about environmental threats to the quality and quantity of our water, and what you can do to protect our aquifer. Learn how to communicate . . . → Read More: Water Workshop at Spanish River Library, June 8

Bird Garden Tour, March 19th

Friday, March 19 8:30 am to 12:00 noon Tour of Local Backyard Bird Gardens .

Come join Audubon Society of the Everglades in a free tour of Backyard Bird Gardens in the West Palm Beach/Lake Worth area. See what local homeowners are doing to encourage not only our native birds, but also those Northern bird . . . → Read More: Bird Garden Tour, March 19th

Everglades Day Festival coming up

It’s here! Come to the 11th Annual Everglades Day Festival –“Arts in the Everglades ”

Saturday Feb 6, 8am-4pm at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 10216 Lee Road , Boynton Beach

In this official “Year of the Everglades”, come visit and enjoy our precious heritage with trained guides and special tours, outdoor canoeing, . . . → Read More: Everglades Day Festival coming up

Two breeding seasons for migratory songbirds?

According to an article in last week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers have discovered five species (Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Orchard Oriole, Hooded Oriole, Yellow-breasted Chat, and Cassin’s Vireo) of migratory songbirds that breed once in the Western United States, then again in Mexico. A good article summarizing the research can be found at . . . → Read More: Two breeding seasons for migratory songbirds?

National Public Lands Day September 26

This Saturday, September 26, is National Public Lands Day, a great day to get out and check out the happenings at our local NWR, the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. The grand opening of their visitor center is coming up (Saturday, October 17), so why not head over there early and check out . . . → Read More: National Public Lands Day September 26

Green Expo at PBCC, October 3

The Green Institute at Palm Beach Community College is holding their second annual Green Expo at the Lake Worth campus of PBCC on October 3, from 10-4. PBCCs campus is located at 4200 Congress Avenue, in Lake Worth. Admission is free. According to their flyer (opens PDF file):

Come learn about and see the latest . . . → Read More: Green Expo at PBCC, October 3

FL developers seek to downlist Wood Stork

Florida’s development community has admitted that their recent effort to downlist the Wood Stork from federal Endangered status to Threatened is merely the first step in an attempt to get them removed from protection by the ESA completely. Read the story in the Sun-Sentinel, or follow the jump to the next page for a few . . . → Read More: FL developers seek to downlist Wood Stork

World Oceans Day is June 8

The United Nations has designated June 8, 2009 as the first World Oceans Day. While it would be nice to have found a theme that’s a little lighter on the guilt/burden (seriously–Our Oceans, Our Responsibility?), the day is designed to celebrate the incredible relationship our planet has with the ocean. See what you can do . . . → Read More: World Oceans Day is June 8

ASE wins TogetherGreen grant

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for MAY 30! COME TO PINE JOG! JOIN THE FUN!

ASE’S TogetherGreen grant is well underway to develop a demonstration landscape project at FAU/Pine Jog Environmental Education Center along with educational outreach to help Palm Beach County residents learn to save precious water while restoring natural habitats and using rainwater harvesting. Water . . . → Read More: ASE wins TogetherGreen grant

Spring; time to replant?

If you’re looking to spruce up your yard a little bit, now is the perfect time. Get your plants in before the rainy season starts, water until the rains come, and you’ve got yourself a great head start on a new native plant garden. For ideas on what plants will attract birds to your garden, . . . → Read More: Spring; time to replant?

Everglades Day program

The program for Everglades Day is now available; it’s a 1.5MB download, but worth the wait!