Our 2023-2024 Season of Programs and Field Trips have come to an end.

Soon we will begin planning for our October 2024 through May 2025 Season and will keep you up-to-date of our progress in The Kite, our monthly newsletter, throughout the summer.

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Sallie Carlock

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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Sallie Carlock
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Sweetwater Wetlands Sheetflow Project field trip
November 2015
On Saturday, November 21, 2015 ten members and guests visited Gainesville’s Sweetwater Wetlands Park for some spectacular scenery and birdwatching. This water polishing facility is a magnet for water birds including winter migrants, rare visitors and many of our regular favorites. Conditions were favorable for birdwatchers, photographers and birds with overcast skies, little wind and comfortable temperatures. The waters were filled with ducks and other floating birds including Blue-winged Teal, American Coots, Gadwalls, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks and Common Gallinules. Not only were common waders such as Great Blue Heron, Little Blue Heron and Snowy Egret sighted, but Limpkins were everywhere, including a parent Limpkin shadowed by a large juvenile Limpkin as the juvenile was learning some fine points about fishing. 45 species were sighted in all, including the rare Fulvous-whistling Duck and Purple Swamphen (which, in case you haven’t heard, has a purple body, red legs and feet and a red bill!)