January 2, Monthly Meeting Program: “The Shark Tank” by Charidy “Sharkie” Krouse, shark biologist and conservationist. Sharkie presents an overview of the beautiful, mysterious, ecologically important and often misunderstood shark. She will discuss various species found along the Emerald Coast, their behaviors, reproduction, life strategies, facts and myths and much more.
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 PM 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.
January 4: Bird Walk Join local ornithologist, Alan Knothe, for a bird walk at Big Sabine Point on Santa Rosa Island. See shorebirds and wading birds at this unique location. Be prepared for a long walk and wear closed-toe shoes. Meet at Uptown Station in Ft. Walton at 7:30 AM. Call Alan at 850-862-3498 for more info.
January 25: Bird Walk Local bird photographer, Walt Spence, will lead a tour of the shorelines of the Niceville/Valparaiso area. Expect to see wintering water birds such as mergansers, coots, grebes, cormorants, loons, and ducks. Bring your camera or scope as this is an opportunity to gain tips from an expert. Meet at the Badcock store in Bayou Plaza, Hwy 20, Niceville, at 7:30 AM. Call Walt at 850-582-7064 for more info.