Oct 4: Program. “Beautiful Birds and Bugs of Boggy”. Walter Spence and Douglas Buck will present a slideshow of their unique and award-winning photos at this meeting of the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society. The duo of Buck and Spence has been relentlessly recording the lives and innate charm of the birds and critters that populate local bayous for more than a decade. Their use of professional equipment from a canoe has yielded amazingly close and life-like vignettes of the behaviors of the many interesting species that may be seen on the northern reaches of Choctawhatchee Bay. Buck and Spence will share information on the photo subjects themselves as well as tips and techniques used to create the images. They will also relate interesting and humorous anecdotes from their many years of photo paddling. Come experience the presentation that has been hailed as “the toast of the garden club circuit”. 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.
Oct 13: Explore the Outdoors Festival. Live Oak Landing, Freeport. Meet at the festival grounds at 229 Pitts Ave in Freeport, (liveoaklandingrvoutdoors.com) at 9:00 AM and teach children how to identify birds using card games. Bring a lawn chair and lunch. Contact Lori Ceier at (850) 267-2064 for additional information.
Oct 20: Birdwalk at Veterans Park Okaloosa Island. Join experienced Birder Malcolm Swan and identify migrants, herons and marsh birds at the park. Meet at the NE corner of the Okaloosa Island Convention Center parking lot at 7:30 AM. Bring binoculars, cameras and wear long pants and close toed shoes. Contact Malcolm at (210) 343-9082 for additional information.
Oct 27: Birdwalk at Wright Landfill. Join Malcolm Swan and Alan Knothe, along with members of the Bay County Audubon Society, in a visit to the Landfill. Meet at Pepito’s Parking Lot, 1313 Lewis Turner Blvd at 8:15 AM. See ducks, waders, hawks and migrants at the very productive landfill site. Wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Contact Malcolm at (210) 343-9082 or Alan at (850) 208-1789 for additional information. Please visit website at choctawhatcheeaudubon.org.