September 3: Monthly Meeting and Program
One of the finest nature photographers on the Gulf Coast, Jeff Waldorff, will present his exquisite visions of our beaches, birds and general environs at the next monthly meeting of the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society. His images of Black Skimmers are some of the best in the world, and his nocturnal beachscapes are gorgeously saturated and often ethereal. His slideshow should be of particular interest to anyone learning nature photography.
The meeting will be held in Room 130 of the new Student Services Building at Northwest Fla. State College main campus in Niceville. Socializing begins at 6:30 PM, and the program begins at 7:00. Admission is free and open to the interested public. Call Walt Spence at 850-582-7064 for more information.
September 19: Bird Walk at Swift Creek and Niceville Sprayfields
Join veteran local birder, Lenny Fenimore, for an exploration of Jason’s Trail in the Swift Creek area of Niceville, as well as a visit to the Niceville Spray-fields and Holding Ponds. See interesting ravine topography and also the birds of open meadows, including raptors and Wild Turkeys. Meet at 304 Piney Creek Cove in Swift Creek, Niceville, at 7:30 AM. Wear good walking/hiking shoes for steep creek-banks, and bring binoculars, water, bugspray, long pants and a hat. Ravine exploration may not be suitable for young children. Call Lenny at 850-863-2039 for more information.
September 26: Bird Walk to Fort. Walton Beach Holding Ponds and Okaloosa Landfill
Malcom Swan will lead a bird walk to the Ft. Walton Holding Ponds and Okaloosa Landfill. See one of the most productive birding areas in Okaloosa County with an expert. Expect to see shorebirds, ducks, wading birds, raptors, and possibly early Fall migrants. Bring binoculars, water, and insect repellent, and wear long pants, good walking shoes, and a hat. Meet at Pepitos Restaurant (formerly Coach and Four) on 1313 Lewis Turner Blvd. at 7:30 AM. Call Malcolm at 210-343-9082 for more information.