2021-2022 Speakers

Reed Bowman, Ph.D.

September 2

Dr. Reed Bowman, Avian Ecology Program Director at Archbold Biological Station will talk about the endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, their current population status, the forces that led to its rarity, and the cooperative work by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Florida Park Service, Archbold Biological Station, Audubon Florida, and others collaborating on an aggressive recovery effort.

Shelly Johnson, Ph.D.

October 7

Join us as Dr. Shelly Johnson of the University of Florida IFAS gives us an overview of bats and bat habitat in Florida, clarification about misconceptions and myths, a discussion on their importance to the ecosystem, and information on how to help conserve these species.

Shawnlei Breeding

November 4

Join us as Audubon EagleWatch Project Manager Shawnlei Breeding tells us about the history of the bald eagle in America, the decline of its population, protection efforts, current population estimates, nest monitoring activities, and current threats to the species.