We appreciate your continued support; as 2020 comes to a close, we look forward to the possibility of returning to our programing September 2021 through April 2022. Our Speaker Series is held on the second Tuesday evening at Trinity Episcopal Parrish Hall, and our organized field trips are once a month on Saturdays.

The SFAS membership year is September through August coinciding with our programming year. The SFAS Board of Directors has decided to extend memberships for 2019-2020 members for one year, making renewal September 2021.

If you are not currently a member of Santa Fe Audubon and wish to join or if you would like to make a contribution to the ongoing conservation activities of the chapter, information is located here on our website under “more detail on SFAS” on the left side by our territory map.

We are in touch with members and some non-members with our monthly newsletter, The Kite. If you would like to be on the email list for our newsletter, please email us at santafeaudubonfl@aol.com.

Sincerely,
Sallie Carlock
President



SFAS Program Meetings
Active: Sept - April
Annual Report
When: Program Meetings are held the Second Tuesday of each month at 6:45pm.

Where: Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall, 204 SR 26, Melrose

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Bats: Our Best Friends
2017 Education Outreach Project


Bats? Are they really blind? Do they get into your hair? Are they completely silent? The Putnam County Library system will host several programs by Carole Mackey for the area’s youth to bring the truth about these elusive animals to light.

Carole escapes every year from the snowy North to the Melrose area where under the sponsorship of the Santa Fe Audubon Society (http://www.santafeaudubon.org/), she has been sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge of the natural world with area libraries and the Ochwilla School for the last three years. The programs are designed to be fun and imaginative as well as educational.

This year the bat program, Bats: Our Best Friends, will feature an informative presentation followed by 4 to 8 interactive stations where the children can re-enforce and experience what they’ve just learned about bats. They’ll be able to listen to high frequency bat sounds which the human ear cannot hear, examine an actual bat skeleton with a magnifying glass, test their echolocation or ability to move by sound alone—no sight, and plan appropriate bat diets. And yes, adults are welcome.

2017 Schedule (Additions expected)

March 4 Palatka Library, 10:30 am
March 22 Melrose Library, 10 am
March 27 Hawthorne Library
April 12 Crescent City: Lunch with the Greats, 12 Noon
April 13 Melrose Library, 10 am