AAS will participate, under the direction of Harvey and Judy Goldman, by removing litter from the shoreline along Bottoms Road. Meet at Bottoms Road (you will see cars) at 8am. We will work for two or three hours. Wear a hat, sneakers that can get wet and gloves. Bags will be provided.
During Swift Night Out people all over the country stand beneath chimneys to watch and count chimney swifts enter their roost. The Lodge at Wakulla Springs has a large flock that roosts in one of its inactive chimneys. Come to witness the “flying cigar” shaped birds perform their swirling aerial dance prior to their descent into the chimney. Be part of a nationwide program to estimate their numbers. Enjoy this unusual ranger-led program to see firsthand one of nature’s amazing spectacles. Please call 561-7286 to let Wakulla Springs know you are planning to attend.
The Tallahassee/Leon County City Nature Challenge is coming up in a few short weeks. This event, held between April 26 and 29, encourages people to document as many different species of plants and animals as possible in Leon County using the app or website, iNaturalist. We will be competing against 170 other cities around the world and, due to our high biodiversity, have a pretty good shot of winning. Apalachee Audubon, FWC, WFSU, IFAS, and several other organizations have partnered to hold events aimed at exposing residents to the nature around them. Consider taking part in the challenge or, better yet, volunteering at Lake Elberta during our event there on April 27. Email Peter for how you can get involved at firstname.lastname@example.org
You are invited to come out and socialize with fellow Tallahassee nature lovers! This winter social is co-hosted by the Big Bend Sierra Club and the Apalachee Audubon Society. There will be delicious GrassLands beer for purchase, free pizza from Gaines Street Pies and both Jeremy Matlow and Rick Minor have been invited to attend. Pizza will be served at 7:00 p.m.
Location: GRASSLANDS BREWING CO. 603 W Gaines St #7, Tallahassee, FL 32304, USA
No need to RSVP, just show up.
This conference will bring renewed attention to the ecological, cultural and economic importance of the Apalachicola River, Floodplain and Bay and strengthen efforts to ensure the sustainability of this resource for current and future generations.
The political, regulatory, and physical contexts for managing long standing issues of flow are changing within the Tri-State region of the Apalachicola Chattahoochee Flint (ACF) Basin. Of particular importance are the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Water Control Manual recently proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the anticipated decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Florida v Georgia. Drought management is taking on increased importance, while long standing questions of science and management remain important both in Florida and within the larger ACF Basin.
The conference will offer opportunities to learn about the challenges and opportunities ahead from knowledgeable scientists, elected leaders and local, state and federal water managers in the Tri-State region, as well as from other stakeholders.
Day 1 Conference Only (Science Sessions) - $25.00
Day 2-3 Conference Registration (Policy and Regulatory Issues) - $125 (includes 1 banquet ticket)
All 3 Days - $135 (includes 1 banquet ticket)
Post Conference Bus Trip and Boat Ride on Apalachicola River (Friday from noon - 5 pm; limited seats) - $35
Social and Banquet with Guest Speaker Senator Bob Graham (purchased separately) - $50