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Experience the diverse natural resources and scenic environment of Marion County with Marion Audubon:
  • Informative bird programs and Birding Trips
  • Exciting conservation activities
  • Meaningful advocacy
  • Fun social gatherings

Birding & Conservation This Spring:
Floating Plant Mats Installed at the Lake Tuscawilla on March 26th.

It was a chilly and windy March morning when roughly 20 people gathered to help/observe the installation of the Floating Plant Mats. Marion Audubon and the Discovery Center engaged volunteers and City of Ocala Parks & Recreation staff to assist with the project. The provider of the floating mats explained that the plants help filter out nutrients that pollute the water. Fish and wildlife benefit from the aquatic plant habitats provided by the mats.


Sat., April 26th – Earth Fest 2014:

  • Visit the Conservation Corridor at the 2014 Earth Fest - Saturday April 26th at Tuscawilla Park
  • Volunteer A Couple of Hours to Meet & Greet Festival Goers at the Marion Audubon Booth
  • Be a Festival Goer - It is Truly a Nice Little Event with Lots of Learning, Fun, Food & Music
  • Added Bonus - The Annual Meeting for Local Members Will Be Held at 2:30 PM at Earth Fest

Conservation Corridor Topics
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?

Conservation Corridor Booths
Marion Soil & Water Conservation District , Pioneer Garden Club , Gallery East Artists
and The PEW Charitable Trust, Feed The Need

We Need Volunteers - Contact Judy Greenberg- 352-871-1094 or judymg@gmail.com


FLORIDA ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY

SPRING MEETING - MAY 16-18, 2014 - OCALA, FLORIDA
WILDERNESS RV PARK ESTATES AND OCALA NATIONAL FOREST
Hosted by Marion County Audubon Society
Marion Audubon Local Chapter Members Are Invited
Great Opportunity to Participate in the Breeding Bird Atlas Project

Registration Info at the FOS Website Florida Ornithological Society

Friday Night Introduction to Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA)
Saturday Afternoon Workshop for BBA – Adults & Students Welcome


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.


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