Please mark your calendar for the date of our next chapter meeting – 2/15. Randy Bratcher from Florida DOT will be speaking on their roadside wildflower program. We will again be displaying the discounted Vortex binoculars for you to check out. In addition, 2/15 is the deadline for submitting photos (10 max.) for our March Members’ Photo Show. Please bring your thumb drive to this meeting, or email photos to: President@CitrusCountyAudubon.org.
Michele Kline of HOPE is bringing a hawk to our Feb. meeting. We are asking for donations from her wish list: paper towels, bleach, Dawn, Simple Green, laundry detergent, dark bath towels, unscented Kleenex, and gift cards (Walmart, Lowe’s, Home Depot). Whatever you bring to our meeting will be given directly to Michele. Also, we are assisting Hernando Audubon with a Baby Bird Shower planned for 4/15 at Chinsegut. More on that later, but if you would like to help, please contact Joyce Lewis (352-322-8699, email@example.com). Feb. events are:
2/10 Lake Apopka field trip 2/11 Pepper Creek Bird Walk (Homosassa) 2/15 chapter meeting & deadline for photo submissions 2/17 Emeralda Marsh field trip
If you are interested in participating in the Feb. 17th- 20th Great Backyard Bird Count, check out their website for more information: www.birdcount.org. If you are a FL registered voter and would like to see the Clean & Healthy Water amendment on the 2024 election ballot, go to www.FloridaRightToCleanWater.org to sign the petition by 3/1/23. Also, please remember to renew your CCAS membership for 2023 ($20 single, $25 family). Thank you.
Sue Albertson Newsletter Editor
Citrus County Audubon PO Box 527 Lecanto, FL 34460