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MARION AUDUBON SOCIETY PROGRAMS 2016-2017

Marion Audubon Meet and Greet Picnic

EVENT LOCATION: Fort King Park Saturday, April 8 2017
3925 East Fort King Street Ocala FL


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MARION AUDUBON SOCIETY
NATURE WALKS 2016-2017


TUSCAWILLA PARK NATURE WALKS

The nature walks at Tuscawilla Park are on the third Wednesday of the month

September - April Meet at the Discovery Center at 9:00 a.m.

2017
Wednesday, February 15,
Wednesday, March 15
Wednesday, April 19.

 

INDIAN LAKE STATE FOREST

Meet at the Bear-N-Oak Trailhead
at 8:00 a.m.

2017
Saturday, January 28,2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017

 

FORT KING NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK PARK NATURE WALKS

The nature walks at Fort King Park are on the second Saturday of each month

September - April Meet at the Visitor's Center at 9:00 a.m.

2017
Saturday, February 11,
Saturday, March 11
Saturday, April 8



 

SILVER SPRINGS FOREST
CONSERVATION AREA


Meet at the East 326 entrance - 1.5 miles North of State Route 40 at 8:00 a.m.

2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Saturday, March, 25, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017


 

COEHADJOE PARK

The nature walks at Coehadjoe Park
are on the Last Monday of the month

September - April Meet at the Picnic Pavilions at 9:00 a.m.

2017
Monday, January 30
Monday, February 27,
Monday, March 27
Monday, April 24



 

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Nature Walks 2016-2017

Marion Audubon has a few pairs of binoculars for loan during our
outdoor activities. Always bring your own if you have them.
You should also bring a hat, water, and insect repellant.


Get outside and walk with Marion Audubon Society


More info regarding Sandra Marraffino

Sandra Marraffino is a member of both Marion Audubon and Citrus County Audubon Societies and has been active in environmental matters since relocating to Dunnellon in 2005. She conducted bird surveys for Rainbow River Conservation and Christmas Bird Counts for both Audubon Societies and updated the bird lists for Rainbow Springs State Park where she also led bird walks and introduction to birding classes. In addition, she nominated and got both Rainbow Springs State Park and the Rainbow River on the Great Florida Birding Trail.

Leading a group of kayakers for a year, she monitored nesting wading bird sites on Lake Rousseau and published a report on the great number and variety of these birds, which resulted in further protection for their nesting sites by the Florida Fish and Wildlife commission. She has been an active member in Jay Watch, locating Florida Scrub-Jays, our only endemic species of bird in Florida, on Halpata Tastanaki and the Greenways Trails. Learning that the Sabal Trail proposed gas pipeline would be built through the Halpata 8,000 acre preserve, her detailed report of all the endangered and species of special concern located on this SWFWMD property gave impetus for Florida Audubon to get involved and eventually have the pipeline rerouted out of Halpata.

When the Gold Seal Award was initiated by the Florida Yards and Neighborhood program of the Marion County Cooperative Extension, Sandra won the first award for having planted her entire yard with native or Florida friendly plants to attract wildlife, reduce grass cover, conserve water, and limit fertilizer use.

Interest in spreading the word about the natural wonders of this area of Florida has been important to Sandra, and she has presented many power point programs on butterflies in your backyard, planting a yard for wildlife, and the identification and location of local birds.

Her photographs are donated to environmental and educational organizations and are embedded in her reports to emphasize the treasures we have in Marion County.

Sandra will present "Attracting The Real Snow Birds to Your Yard" at the Marion Audubon Chapter November 10th meeting 7:00 at Fort King. Come early and meet and greet Sandra and enjoy refreshments.

Eggs Over Easy Restaurant, 5855 SE 5th Street, 352-351-3447. Open 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
You can find out more about Creative Garden Structures and the demonstration garden by visiting their web site: www.creativegardenstructures.com or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/creativegardenstructures


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