November 2: Join the Audubon for the Explore the Outdoors Festival at Live Oak Landing in Freeport. There will be lots of family fun in a gorgeous area adjacent to Black Creek. Come for the day, or volunteer to help us educate children about birds. Call Lori Ceier at 850-267-2064 for info about the festival, or call Walt Spence at 850-582-7064 to volunteer. Please note that this event replaces the S. Walton Courthouse Bird Walk that was originally scheduled, so NO BIRD WALK on this date.
November 7: Monthly Meeting Program: “Resource Management at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park” by Jeff Talbert, biologist and wildlife photographer. The presentation will cover prescribed burning, control of exotics, endangered species, shore birds and water management at one of the Panhandle’s most beautiful parks.
The meeting will be held in Room 130 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.
November 9: Bird Walk to Ft. Pickens, Gulf Island National Seashore will be led by well-known birder, Leonard Fenimore. See late migrants, such as loons, grebes, and hawks. Bring water, insect repellent, long pants and closed-toe shoes, and be prepared to walk. Meet at Uptown Station in Ft. Walton at 7:30 a.m. Call Mr. Fenimore at 850-863-2039 for more information.
November 16: Bird Walk – ‘Highlights of Niceville and Valparaiso,’ to see some of the lesser known good birding spots around the Bayous of Choctawhatchee Bay. Please meet under the large oak tree in the parking lot of the old Food World, Oak Creek Shopping Center on the north side of Hwy. 20 next to CVS Drugs at 7:30 a.m. Remember to bring water and wear your bug spray and appropriate clothing and closed shoes.
Please direct any inquiries to Margaret Benner 850 678 6665.