SPEAKER SERIES PROGRAM

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 6:45 PM

"Snail Kites and Crested Caracaras"

Speaker, Dr. Ken Meyer of ARCI (Avian Research and Conservation Institute)
Please join us for Dr. Ken Meyer’s talk about the Snail Kite and Crested Caracara’s amazing biology and behavior, while also making a very serious point about the lack of protection for these magnificent birds.

Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall (204 SR 26 downtown Melrose) on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

You do not need to be a Santa Fe Audubon Society chapter member to attend our Speaker Series progams. All are welcome!


FIELD TRIP

No Field Trips are scheduled in December.

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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2014-15 ANNUAL REPORT

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

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
8 public programs on the theme “Wildlife Matters, average attendance 45
Conservation Celebration, Dec. 10, with area conservation organizations
Field trips to Little Orange Creek Nature Park, Etoniah State Forest, Ordway Preserve, Robinson Backyard, La Chua Trail, Santa Fe Swamp, Cedar Key, Paynes Prairie Sheetflow Restoration Project

CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES
Breeding Bird Atlas – coordinated Bradford & Putnam Counties data collection
SE American Kestrel nest monitoring at Gold Head Branch State Park
Etoniah rosemary census – data collection
Christmas Bird Count – 106 species, 8 teams, 28 participants
Great Backyard Bird Count -- promoted participation
Plum Creek development – monitored plans
Swallow-tailed Kite – worked with Avian Research & Conservation to protect habitat on Plum Creek lands
Jay Watch training and participation
EagleWatch – 2 nests monitored
Educational kiosk on fire ecology – worked with Gold Head State Park to develop kiosk
Welaka State Forest, Etoniah State Forest – served on10 yr. Management Plan Advisory Group
Comments to EPA re pollinators and native plants
Promoted passage of Amendment One
Monitored local water issues

CONSERVATION EDUCATION
Developed bird conservation cards on 8 topics; distributed at Gold Head State Park, Audubon functions, and area libraries
Sponsored programs for children (sea turtles, bats) at all Putnam Co. libraries

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Ace Hardware-Keystone Heights partnership, Little Orange Creek Bartram Festival, Yesterday’s Festival (Gold Head), Earth Stewardship Summit (Palatka)
Website: www.santafeaudubon.org
Facebook page - Santa Fe Audubon

NATIONAL/FLORIDA AUDUBON
Participation in NE FL Regional Conservation Committee
Attend Audubon Florida Annual Assembly
Audubon Academy Planning Committee
Attend National Audubon board meeting in Amelia Island

FINANCE
Total liabilities & equity: $12,288
Major income: membership dues, silent auction, raffles at meetings, donation of website cost
Major expenditures: insurance, occupancy, website, printing

MEMBERSHIP
72 local chapter members
140 National Audubon members