Clearwater Audubon Society
"Conservation through Education"
The Clearwater Audubon Society meets the first Monday of the month October through May in the Education Center at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Programs are free and open to all. Unless otherwise noted, business is covered starting at 7:30 p.m.; speaker programs begin at 8 p.m.. Questions? Call Paul or Debbie Trunk at 447-4785.
January 7th, 2008: Distribution and Habitat Use of the Florida Burrowing Owl - Mark Mueller, Florida Fish and Wildlife - Mark compiled and evaluated historic sighting databases into a Geographic Information System (GIS), did field work to check for continued presence at a limited number of historic "non-urban" breeding sites, and then used active sites and surrounding land cover to test for resource selection. He will present on this technical stuff but also be sure to include some good photos and a funny story or two. Mark Mueller completed a Master's in Environmental Science & Policy at the USF in 2006, researching the Florida Burrowing Owl. Before that he majored in Environmental Studies at Eckerd College. Since finishing school he's worked at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, performing GIS-based habitat research on manatees and right whales. He's been involved with St. Petersburg Audubon Society's beach-nesting birds efforts since 2002 and recently joined the SPAS board.
Saturday, 1-26-08, 9 a.m. - Clearwater Specialties & Miniature Art Society Annual Exhibit. Meet at Brighthouse Stadium north parking lot to look for songbirds, raptors & water birds in the City of Clearwater; Lunch in Largo, then enjoy a docent interpretation of the world's premiere Miniature Art Show. Contact: Mike McDonald, 727-538-8688.
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