SPEAKER SERIES PROGRAM
Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall (204 SR 26 downtown Melrose)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 6:45 PM

"BIRDS OF COSTA RICA"
Speaker
WILLIAM J. (Bill) COOPER

"The videos for my program, Birds Of Costa Rica, were taken at Pierella Ecological Garden located in Horquetas de Sarapiquí. The Garden is, north east of San Jose, located in the coastal region of Costa Rica. The Garden, really a butterfly farm, was started in 1995 by William Camacho after a friend mentioned to him that you can make a living raising butterflies. From meager beginnings of a fenced-in area 10 meters by 10 meters he started raising the Blue Morphos (Morpho peleides) and as he sold them to the Costa Rican Entomological Supply, he bought more land. Now the Garden is 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of secondary growth rainforest. It is a biologically diverse tree island near a little town. The video starts out at the “dining room” of Pierella then we move to the rainforest to watch a Jacobin Hummingbird in “her” nest. The show is rounded out by the dance of the White-Collared Manakin."
Bill Cooper

FIELD TRIPS

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR ALL FIELD TRIPS
TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT EMAIL
santafeaudubonfl@aol.com
When you make your reservation, please include your email and phone numbers(s)
and please specify if you will meet at Heritage Park or the Field Trip location

Saturday, February 11, 2023
CONES DIKE at Paynes Prairie

Discover Gainesvilles own "Big Sky" on a walk out into Paynes Prairie on the Cones Dike Trail, where we will hike up to 3 miles through the largest prairie in North Florida.
Of all of the trails at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Cones Dike is the one where you are most likely to see the herds of wild horses and bison that call the prairie home, while taking in a panorama from rim to rim.
Approx. 2 - 3 hours
Difficulty Level 2 - May involve uneven terrain; 1-3 miles
PARKING FEE: $6 PER VEHICLE
TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
contact Sallie Carlock santafeaudubonfl@aol.com
To caravan from Melrose on the west side of Heritage Park at 7:30 AM
or Paynes Prairie Visitors Center Parking Lot at 8:15 AM
100 Savannah Blvd, Micanopy, FL

Saturday, February 25
SWEETWATER WETLANDS PARK
for waterfowl and more

Join us for a walk at this man-made wetland where the birds are accustomed to humans. There are often opportunities for close-up looks and great photographs.This time of year, we may see wintering ducks along with local favorites.
Approx. 2 - 3 hours
Difficulty Level 2 - May involve uneven terrain; 1-2 miles
PARKING FEE: $5 PER VEHICLE
TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
contact Sallie Carlock santafeaudubonfl@aol.com
To caravan from Melrose on the west side of Heritage Park at 7:30 AM
or Sweetwater Wetlands Park at 8:10 AM
325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville

Sallie Carlock
President



SFAS Program Meetings
Active: Oct. - May
Annual Report
When: Speaker Series Programs are held Tuesdays evenings at 6:45PM October thru May

Where: Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall (204 SR 26 downtown Melrose)

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Photographs displayed on this website are copyrighted and were provided with permission by:
Ann Stodola
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Carol Sallette
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Santa Fe Audubon - Who we are

Santa Fe Audubon Society, Inc. is one of more than 40 Audubon chapters in Florida, and is chartered by the National Audubon Society and Audubon Florida.  The chapter serves Putnam, Bradford, western Clay, and eastern Alachua Counties.  We are a 501(c)3, tax-exempt organization.

We live in a special part of Florida, where natural and agricultural lands blend with small towns to provide a peaceful, rural way of life.  Santa Fe Audubon strives to offer recreational, educational, and conservation activities that reflect the values embodied in that way of life.

All are welcome to our activities!

Our Vision:

We envision communities where wildlife habitats and a culture of conservation thrive.

Our Mission:

To educate people of all ages in the value and necessity of environmental stewardship through public programs, conservation actions, personal example, partnerships, and opportunities to experience the natural world.

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Home based in Melrose, Florida, the Santa Fe Audubon Society covers most of Putnam County, all of Bradford County, eastern portions of Alachua County, and most of southwestern Clay County

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