What: St. Johns Audubon Chapter Meeting
When: Monday, May 20
Where: St. Augustine Public Library
Time: 6:15 PM for presentation, 6:00 PM for social time
What: Field Trip
When: Saturday, May 25
Where: Anastasia State Park, meet at the concession stand
Time: 9 AM to 12 noon
We hope you'll turn out this Monday night for our last Audubon Chapter Meeting before the summer. As you know, last year, Anastasia State Park hosted a colony of Least Terns and they are back this year. But the park is also home to other imperiled species. Cristy Leonard, park specialist and a ranger will be presenting about the Wildlife Treasures of Anastasia State Park at the St. Johns Audubon program meeting this Monday May 20th at the Main Library 1960 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd, St. Augustine.
They will talk about the Anastasia Island beach mouse, an endemic species found nowhere else in the world and listed as endangered at the federal level., as well as about Gopher Tortoises, a Florida threatened species, so important to our coastal ecosystems that we have to forgive them for eating a Least Tern egg here and then…
The program is free and open to all, please help pass the word around.
In conjunction with this talk we will be having a field trip to Anastasia on Saturday the 25th. Meet at 9 AM at the concession stand. We may catch site of a gopher tortoise or two, and hope to see some of the many birds that make Anastasia their home or breeding ground. It's Memorial Day weekend but we should be there ahead of the crowds! We hope to see you then.