We will be continuing our chapter meetings on Zoom, the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Please join us for our next meeting on February 17th for a presentation from Dr. Paul Gray, Science Coordinator for the Everglades Restoration Program at Florida Audubon. He will be presenting a talk on the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow. Members will receive an email invitation with the necessary link. If you have not already downloaded the free ZOOM meeting app & need help, email us at President@CitrusCountyAudubon.org.
Our next field trip will be on Friday, February 19th, at Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area near Leesburg. It begins at 8am and will be mostly driving & easy walking, lasting about 3-4 hours. Pre-registration is necessary and participants with all levels of birding skills are welcome. More information can be found in the “calendar” section on our website at www.CitrusCountyAudubon.org.
Although our traditional Christmas Bird Count was canceled due to covid, an informal count did take place on January 5th by 3 teams of volunteers, resulting in a total species count of 101. These count lists, when compiled, will be available for view on our website.
Citrus County Audubon is partnering with SUN (Solar United Neighbors) of FL to encourage learning about solar energy. They are launching Citrus Solar Co-Op on March 1st. More information can be found at: www.SolarUnitedNeighbors.org/florida/
Please remember to renew your CCAS membership for 2021 ($20-single, $25-family). This can be done through PayPal on our website, or by sending a check to P.O.Box 527 in Lecanto, FL 34460. Additional donations are welcome and are tax-deductible.
Also, we are approaching our annual election of officers and are looking for additional board members. If you are interested, please contact us.
YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Citrus County Audubon PO Box 527 Lecanto, FL 34460