Instead of our usual Christmas party in December, we will be having a chapter meeting. Wednesday, December 15th will be our last meeting on Zoom! Please join us at 7pm for a presentation on the red-cockaded woodpecker by Jon Hoch, Ecology Unit Supervisor at the Florida Forest Service. Members will receive an email invitation with the necessary link. If you have not already downloaded the free ZOOM meeting app & need help, please email us at President@CitrusCountyAudubon.org.
For 2022, we are trying in-person meetings at Unity Church, starting on Jan. 19th. The Church requires a signed contract now and has several guidelines including wearing a mask. The room is set up to accommodate CDC/FDA criteria for social distancing (10 tables, 6 chairs at each). There will be more details in the January newsletter, but let us know your thoughts on this.
In the meantime, the following events have been scheduled: 12/10 field trip at 8 am – Ft. Island Trail Beach 12/14 orientation meeting – Christmas Bird Count 12/17 field trip at 8 am – McKethan Lake 1/4/22 Christmas bird count (we are still in need of volunteers) More information can be found in the “calendar” section on our website at www.CitrusCountyAudubon.org.
Please remember to renew your CCAS membership for 2022 ($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.
On a sad note, we lost one of our members in late October – Al Lippman (our “Gadget Man”). He was honored with a beautiful ceremony at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
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Citrus County Audubon PO Box 527 Lecanto, FL 34460