Choctawhatchee Audubon Society April events

March 20, 2017

6 April Monthly Meeting and Presentation: “Bug Eyes: What Do Insects See, and How Do We Know” By John Douglass, Scientist. Insect eyes are drastically different from vertebrate eyes, but having good vision can be extremely important for survival whether you re a tiny insect, or a giant squid. Thus, it comes as no surprise that various kinds of eyes have evolved to be exquisitely tuned to each animal s visual needs. In this talk, I will aim to describe how insect eyes work, ways in which they differ from vertebrate eyes, and some of the basic features and limitations that all eyes have in common.

The meeting will be held in Room 130 of the student services building (Bldg 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. Call or e-mail Dr. Don Baltz at (225) 252-2760,, for more information. Please visit our website at and our Facebook page at Choctawhatchee Audubon Society.

1 April Field Trip: Fort Pickens, Gulf Island National Seashore. Lenny Fenimore leads this exciting trip to a barrier island at the peak of spring migration. Meet in the west end of the Uptown Station parking lot at 7:30. Contact Lenny at 850 863-2039 for additional information.
Wear long pants and closed toed shoes, bring binoculars and a camera. Visit the website at and Facebook page at Choctawhatchee Audubon Society

8 April Estuary Festival: Join Audubon birders in an opportunity to teach children how to identify birds at the Mattie Kelly Environmental Institute Estuary Festival at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park. Contact Margaret Benner for details at 850 678-6665. Set up begins at 9 AM and stay as long as you like. Please visit the website at and Facebook page at Choctawhatchee Audubon Society.

21 April Chapter Retreat at Port St Joe, FL: Celebrate Earth Day touring/birding various species rich venues in Gulf County for this 2 day event. Make reservations at the MainStay Suites (850) 229-MAIN, Port St Joe for the 21st and 22nd. Orientation will be at 5PM Friday at the Benner s room. Contact Margaret Benner at 850 678-6665 for additional information. Please visit the website at and Facebook page at Choctawhatchee Audubon Society.