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Annual May Banquet: The Limpkin - Florida’s Favorite Bird

  • Lafayette Presbyterian 4220 Mahan Drive Tallahassee, FL, 32308 United States (map)

Retired biologist Dana Bryan will speak about Florida's favorite bird--the Limpkin--at our annual banquet. Tickets are $10 per person and must be purchased or reserved by May 10th. They are available for sale at the following locations:

Native Nurseries  
1661 Centerville Rd, Tallahassee, FL


If you want to pay for your ticket at the door, please make reservations before May 10 by calling Donna Legare at 850-386-1148. Venue: Lafayette Presbyterian Church 4220 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL.

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Brief Bio of Dana Bryan:

Dana served for 30 years in the Florida Park Service, three times honored as the nation’s best state park system. He started with the Florida Park Service in 1986 as a district biologist, then promoted to the Tallahassee central office in 1990 and followed Jim Stevenson as the state-wide chief biologist for the next 15 years. For 9 of those years as bureau chief, he coordinated both natural and cultural resource management in all 174 units of the state park system. He served on the federal recovery teams for the Florida manatee and the Florida panther. He has served as an instructor for the Natural Areas Training Academy, Florida Master Naturalist Course, and the national State Park Leadership School.

Dana received a master’s in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from FSU, where he studied the Limpkin and later authored the species accounts in the Birds of North America and other publications. His master’s advisors were Fran James and Bruce Means, and he later was a research associate at Tall Timbers Research Station.

Dana has lived in Tallahassee since 1978 and has been active on the boards, as an officer, and as a field trip leader in a number of environmental organizations over the years, including the Florida Audubon Society, Apalachee Audubon Society, Birdsong Nature Center, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Association, and the Tallahassee Scientific Society.

Venue: Lafayette Presbyterian Church 4220 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL


  • Arroz con Pollo: Traditional Mexican chicken and yellow rice, with peppers, tomatoes, capers and olives
  • Caribbean Stew: A delicious stew with black beans, sweet potato, rice, tomatoes, coconut mik and kale (vegan)
  • House Salad: Mixed Greens with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Carrots (Your choice of two dressings).
  • Bread and Butter
  • Orange Cake

Catered by: TasteBudz Catering