“Birds and Bombs: Managing Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers on an Air Force Range and Archbold Biological Station”
Emily Angell, Wildlife Biologist, Archbold Biological Station
Come and hear about the strategies and surprises of monitoring a population of federally endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers. This talk covers their biology, habitat needs and research methods. Learn how Ms. Angell’s team uses artificial nest cavity installations, bird translocations and banding to care for their population. Hear what it’s like to be a wildlife biologist at an active Air Force range.
“The Natural History of Florida”
Christopher A. Nichol Sr., Assistant Professor, St. Petersburg College
Are you curious to learn more about how Florida formed geologically, its fossil record and early human history? Come join us to learn more about it. Discover how all of this impacts our lives today. You will come to realize what a special place Florida truly is.
“Conserving a Remnant Population of Gopher Tortoises at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve”
Jeffrey Goessling, PhD, Eckerd College
Come and learn how Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, one of the last remaining natural areas in urban Pinellas County, supports several imperiled species, including the gopher tortoise, eastern diamondback rattlesnake and Nuttall’s rayless goldenrod. Dr. Goessling will review recent gopher tortoise burrow surveys, current research efforts and ongoing habitat restoration and management efforts.
“Florida Butterfly Gardening”
Marc C. Minno, PhD, Lead Ecologist, Eco-Cognizant, Inc.
Would you like to attract more butterflies to your backyard? Come join us and learn how you can attract them by selecting and planting butterfly attractors. Learn about some of our imperiled species and what you can do to help them. Then stay and join us for a walk through our butterfly garden and nature trails.