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 You are invited to Apalachee Audubon Society’s
Annual Awards Banquet & 50th Anniversary Celebration

With Guest Speaker Eric Draper
Executive Director of Audubon Florida

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dinner will begin at 6:30 pm

Lafayette Presbyterian Church
4220 Mahan Drive – Tallahassee, FL

Dinner will be provided by Chef Tim Smith. This year’s menu features meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetable medley, field peas, greens, tomatoes and okra, mac and cheese, and cornbread.

Tickets are $10 per person. They may be purchased in advance at Native Nurseries or Wild Birds Unlimited. If you wish to buy your ticket at the dinner, please call Tim at (850) 933-5979 by Monday, May 18th to make your reservation. Please come and bring a friend…non-members are welcome.


AAS President Adrienne Ruhl holding a Mississippi Kite.On August 16, 2014, three juvenile Mississippi Kites were released at the Apalachee Regional Park near Tallahassee, Florida after being rehabilitated at Audubon’s Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida. They were brought to Tallahassee because many Mississippi Kites are staging in the area for their fall migration.

The releasers were Adrienne Ruhl, President of the Apalachee Audubon Society, George Wilson, Audubon Florida board member, and Karen Berkley, an Audubon volunteer. Dianna Flynt, from the Bird of Prey Center, transported the birds from Maitland and coordinated the release.

Watch video of the release


On Sale Now!

Great Birding Spots in Tallahassee Florida and Surrounding Areas

Great Birding Spots

in Tallahassee, Florida

and Surrounding Areas

Available now! The 2nd edition of Great Birding Spots in Tallahassee and Surrounding Areas, authored by AAS member Bob Henderson.

This new 140-plus page edition has info on 66 birding hot spots in and around Tallahassee, nearly twice as many as the first edition, and features an introduction by Mark Hohmeister who is Associate Editor at the Tallahassee Democrat when he’s not birding. And this edition includes marvelous bird photos taken by AAS board member Nick Baldwin. We left captions off the photos so you can test your bird ID skills, but the IDs are listed at the back of the book if you’re stumped.

You can buy the books directly from the chapter by contacting Harvey Goldman. Email Harvey at goldman@hep.fsu.edu or call (850) 385-5222. Each book costs $21.50, including tax.

You can also purchase copies at: