Events Calendar


Monthly Program 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. Update: Video of presentation

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). Update: Video of presentation

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.  Kelly Heffernan, an avian biologist who’s director of Project Perch, and Paul Kragh, an Owl Guardian and Project Perch coordinator in Broward County, will describe the habitat that was created for the owl colony at a park in Davie and will also discuss the releases, support and ongoing studies.  Dr. Renata Schneider, Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation at the South Florida Wildlife Center in Ft Lauderdale, will talk about the owls as they go through the hospital, the translocation process, and how it’s been improved upon. Project Perch is working to stabilize and increase the Burrowing Owl populations in Southeastern Florida. In 2017, ASE funded a Palm Beach County chapter of Project Perch. 

Aug. 8   Ice Cream Social and ASE Members Photography (meeting opens at 6:30 pm)