Spring Forward With Marion Audubon Society:
Daylight Savings Time Begins March 9th - Bird Clocks Stay The Same !
Explore the park!
Tuscawilla Park is the Place for Birding and Conservation This Spring.
Wed., March 26th – Floating Mat Plantings in the Pond at Tuscawilla.
Marion Audubon was awarded a Florida Audubon Collaborative Grant to
help fund this conservation project.
Sat., April 26th – Earth Fest 2014 – Feeding Birds, Feeding People
– Topics for This Year’s Earth Fest
What are Forage Fish?, Best Bird Seed by the Seasons, Floating Mat Demonstrations, Water !
Water! Water!, Painting Bird Houses with Gallery East Artists, What does Coral Reef Restoration
have to do with Birds?
Marion Audubon Society is pleased that we can collaborate with other
Conservation Organizations in Marion County to bring you the Best Conservation Activities
during Earth Fest. Our Partners this Year are: Marion Soil & Water Conservation District,
Pioneer Garden Club, Gallery East Artists and The PEW Charitable Trust.
We Need Volunteers - Contact Judy Greenberg- 352-871-1094 or
Learn With Us! Have Fun With Us!
Saturday, March 15th – Those Amazing Hummingbirds Program
Where: Grand Lake Resort Club House, 18545 NW 45th Ave Rd, Citra, FL 32113
When: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Found only in the Americas, hummingbirds have been called the jewels of the
Guest speaker, Carolyn Retey will lead us in an exploration of
the life and times of the world’s smallest bird.
Plan Your Day of Learning and Lunching with Marion Audubon
Use Your Membership Perks Card for a Discount at the Eagles’ Nest Café at Grand Lake.
Enjoy Spectacular Views of Orange Lake from the Café.
Linger around the Orange Lake Area for Birding Fun with Other Enthusiasts.
Visit Grand Lake's web site. Grand Lake Resort
Driving directions: (Use map shown below and/or use the interactive GOOGLE MAP at
Map - Grand Lakes Resort
1. From the corner of Silver Springs Blvd. and the four lane, go North for about 10 miles
to the junction of US 301N and US 441 N.
2. Bear left (west) on US441 and go North about 6 1/2 miles to CR318.
3. Turn right (East) on CR 318.
4. Drive about 7/10 of a mile East on CR 318 until you see the sign for Grand Lake RV and Golf resort.
5. At the Grand Lake sign turn left (North) and drive another 7/10 mile to the entrance of the resort.
6. At the entrance turn (North) and stay on the same road until you see the Office/Community Center
on the right side of the road. (Photo below)
Count Birds with Us!
Volunteers needed for the following Ongoing Bird Surveys
"Up Scope" at Tuscawilla Park – March thru August – 3rd Wed. 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Contact: Carolyn Retey (352-622-6250)
Halapata Tastanaka – New Coordinators, Steven & Darcy Shaddix – Contact: 352-895-1099
Stay Tuned to the Website for Upcoming Survey Dates in 2014. Click on the
Citizen Science link.
Bird Rescuers with Us! Qualified local volunteers will rescue injured or distressed birds.
Nita & Pat of Birdwimmin Wild Bird Rescue Team have been working together as a team for
roughly 20 years in volunteer and professional positions. They are available 24/7 by calling 352-262-4440.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words:
For Tips for Photographing Birds with minimum impact to the birds or their habitat go to
the National Audubon Society video Birding Tips link.
Local Chapter Membership Perks !
A Local Chapter Membership with Marion Audubon Society includes a Membership
Perks Card. Get the Most Value from a Membership Perks Card by Joining Now.
Membership Form located at Membership.