Monthly Meeting and Program: “Caught on Camera: Butterflies and Moths,” MaryAnn Friedman, Butterfly Enthusiast. MaryAnn will present an amazing photographic collection of butterflies and moths with an emphasis on the many varieties of Florida Lepidoptera. Conservation issues, identification pointers, and some outstanding nearby butterfly locations will also be discussed. The meeting will be held in Room 130 on the ground floor of the Student Services Center at the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. with socializing and light refreshments. The meeting is free and open to the interested public. For more information, call Walt Spence at 850-582-7064.
Birding paddle: Join photo paddler and birder, Walt Spence, for a bird paddle on Niceville area bayous. Walt will demonstrate birding and photography by canoe in places where he has guided hundreds of trips for some of the region’s best bird and nature photographers. Participants must register by calling Walt at 850-582-7064. Space is limited and is available on a “first-come-first-serve” basis. There are no charges or fees, and participants must furnish their own canoes or kayaks, as well as paddles, safety equipment, and personal supplies. Those wishing to bring cameras or binoculars are advised to bring water-proof storage, such as a dry bag or large zip-lock. Meeting time will be 7 a.m., location given at registration.