Our end of season picnic on April 20th was a huge success. Close to thirty members attended on a beautiful spring day at Lake McKethan. We ate lunch with whistling ducks swimming in front of us as we sat under a red-shouldered hawk’s nest and sandhill cranes flew overhead with their noisy salute. Those who went for the early morning bird walk came to the picnic excited about some of the sightings. It was a great way to gather with like-minded souls.
Our 2023 photo calendar was revealed at the picnic. We have 62 orders so far, half of which have been printed early for those who requested them. The next order will be printed in the Fall. We will be accepting additional orders at the October chapter meeting.
The last Pepper Creek walk of the season was held April 23rd and our last field trip was to Cedar Key on April 22nd. Please read our blog for the species seen. Also, please check our website “calendar” at www.CitrusCountyAudubon.org for any impromptu events during the summer. Our June newsletter will preview some exciting plans for the next season.
We are pleased to announce that our current officers will all stay in their positions for the term ending June 2023. Please think about how you might help out. We expect to continue with in-person meetings at the church and will be in need of a Hospitality Committee to organize refreshments. Please contact us through our President@CitrusCountyAudubon.org email.
The Board voted to donate $370 towards scholarships for the Marine Science Station’s Coastal Camp program this summer. We also donated an additional $100 to HOPE Wildlife Rehab.
We would like to acknowledge members Virginia Hall and Brinda Curran for their work with FWC’s Jay Watch program and bluebird box monitoring. Also, Maxine Connor works hard to keep the Board informed of conservation-related bills working their way through State legislature as well as local issues coming before the Board of Citrus County Commissioners.
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Citrus County Audubon PO Box 527 Lecanto, FL 34460