October 5: Monthly Meeting and Presentation: “Water and Air Quality: A Challenge in Florida” by Eric Prince. Dr Prince will examine some of the critical air and water quality issues facing the state of Florida. He discusses the inadequacy of the term Climate Change as a descriptor for what is happening in our atmosphere, how to prepare for storm surge and hurricane force winds in Okaloosa County and concludes with the review of a paper in Nature Climate Change on the impact of reduced oxygen concentration in the central Atlantic Ocean on large pelagic predators.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please visit our website at Choctawhatcheeaudubon.org and our Facebook page at Choctawhatchee Audubon Society.
October 7: Bird Walk. Join local birders in a walk through Veteran’s Park on Okaloosa Island led by Malcolm Swan, videographer and expert birder. Meet at the NE corner of the Convention Center parking lot at 7:30 AM. Wear long pants, closed toe shoes and a hat. See herons, raptors and migrants. Call Malcolm at (210) 343 9082 for additional information.
October 14: Event. Explore the Outdoors Festival, Live Oak Landing, 229 Pitts Ave, Freeport. Teach children how to identify birds using matching games, binoculars and spotting scopes. Bring water, bug spray and a lawn chair. Contact Lori Ceier, event organizer, at (850) 267-2064 or liveoaklanding.rvoutdoors.com for additional information.
October 21: Bird Walk. See owls, warblers, herons and rails in a walk through the Bluewater Bay Marina marshes and oak forest. Meet at Oak Creek Shopping Center by CVS on HY 20 in Niceville at 7:30 AM. Wear closed toed shoes, bring water and bug spray. Contact leader Bob Penhollow (850) 368-3680 for additional information.
October 28: Bird Walk. See ducks, herons, raptors and migrants in a walk through the FWB landfill and holding ponds led by Malcolm Swan. Meet at Pepitos, 1313 Lewis Turner Blvd at 7:30 AM. Wear closed toed shoes, a hat and long pants. Contact Malcolm at (210) 343-9082 for additional information.