Nov 1: Thursday evening program. Snakes of Eglin Air Force Base and Surrounding Areas by Emma Browning, wildlife Biologist with Eglin’s Virginia Tech support contract. Abstract: Snakes play a vital role in their environment and to human health. This presentation will give information about the snakes that you can find in your backyard, on a hike, or even crossing the road. We’ll examine their biology, habitat, identification tips, and steps you can take to coexist with your local snakes. The program will be held in room 308/309 of the Student Services Building 400 at the Northwest Florida State College Niceville campus. Socializing begins at 6:30 PM and the program at 7:00 PM. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact Dave Clausen at (907) 321-3701 for more information. Please visit our website at choctawhatcheeaudubon.org and our Facebook page at Choctawhatchee Audubon.
Nov 3: Saturday morning birdwalk of the Destin beaches: Meet at 7:30 in the parking lot at the SW end of Marler (Destin) Bridge to join leader Bruce Purdy and other birders in search of winter residents and migratory species. Wear closed toe shoes and a hat. Be sure to have your beach access permit which can be obtained on line at eglin.iSportsman.net. For additional information contact Bruce at 305 926-6030. Please visit our website at choctawhatcheeaudubon.org and our Facebook page at Choctawhatchee Audubon.
Nov 17: Saturday field trip at Camp Helen. Join our Bay County Audubon leader Ron Houser in a field trip at Camp Helen State Park. Examine beach, dune and marsh habitats to find and identify a variety of bird species. Meet at 7:00 AM at the CVS parking lot in the Oak Creek shopping center on John Sims parkway in Niceville or at 7:30 AM at the Publix Shopping Center in Freeport. Bring binoculars, cameras, a picnic lunch and wear long pants and closed toe shoes . Contact Ron at (850) 763-7485 for additional information.