Orange Audubon Society meetings are normally held the 3rd Thursday of every month (Sept. - June) at 7 pm in the Camellia Room at:

Harry P. Leu Garden
1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803-1537


 

For Directions to Leu Gardens please click HERE


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Orange Audubon Society relies on the involvement and support of individuals like you to conserve the birds, wildlife, and natural ecosystems of the Central Florida area.

Interested in becoming a member? Just print and mail this membership form to become part of the Orange Audubon Society.

If you need to RENEW your membership, please wait for National Audubon to mail you the renewal form, please do not use the membership form .

Your basic membership of $20.00 supports our efforts to help safeguard Florida's natural environment, and also entitles you to receive three publications:

Audubon
The Florida Naturalist
OASis

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Field Trip: Saturday - November 22, 2014

8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Lower Wekiva River Preserve SP

Sherman’s Fox Squirrel by Mary Keim

 

On Saturday, November 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, OAS will visit Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park west of Sanford.  This property is one of several public lands in the Wekiva River Basin that help protect water quality and quantity as well as habitat for wildlife such as the Florida Black Bear and Sherman’s Fox Squirrel.  For more information about the property, see: http://www.floridastateparks.org/lowerwekivariver/

Meet at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of the southern entrance to the preserve located at 8300 W. State Road 46, Sanford, FL 32712. No registration is required.  No facilities.  Bring plenty to drink, sun protection, insect protection, birding gear and lunch (for after the hike).  We will walk about 3 miles through the sandhill and pine flatwoods communities at a pace to observe plants and animals along the way.  

 

Please join us. If you have questions about the trip, contact us at rssmhk@gmail.com.


Mary Keim and Randy Snyder, Field Trip Committee

 


 

Field Trips for 20142015

Field trips provide an opportunity to learn about and enjoy Florida’s fauna and flora in natural conditions. Prior to each field trip, please consult our newsletter (OASis) or this page for trip details and updates. For more information about field trips, contact Mary Keim or Randy Snyder at rssmhk@gmail.com or (407) 851-5416.

 

Sep 20....Pine Lily Preserve, Bithlo

Oct 18.....Mead Botanical Garden, Backyard Biodiversity Day,

                 Winter Park

Nov 22....Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park, Sanford

Dec.........Please participate in local Christmas Bird Counts.

Jan 17.....Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville

Feb 21....Orlando Wetlands Park, Christmas

Mar 21....Chuluota Wilderness Area, Chuluota

Apr 18.....Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland

May 23....Seminole Ranch Conservation Area, Christmas


 


Local 115th Christmas Bird Counts

*Christmas Bird Count information;

Please contact the compiler to participate.

Wekiva River,  – Jay Exum at Jay.Exum@aecom.com

                 or (321) 229-5653

Zellwood/Mt.Dora,  – Wes Biggs at birdsatfnt@bellsouth.net

                 or (407) 384-9766

Econlockhatchee,  – Lorne Malo at lornemalo@bellsouth.net

                 or (407) 349-2536

Emeralda/Sunnyhill,  – Peg Lindsay at pegcondor@embarqmail.com

                 Clermont, – John Thomton at jthomton@hotmail.com

                 or (630)201-3864


LIMITED EDITION FIELD TRIPS

Limited Edition Field Trips are restricted to 15 people per trip and have a cost of $10/person/trip for members and $15/ person/trip for non-members. Reservations are required and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis the week prior to the trip. For trip reservations, call Bob Sanders at (407) 454-0542. [Note mix of Saturday & Sunday trips.]

 

Sat. Sep 27......Orlando Wetlands Park (OWP)

Sun. Oct 19......Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Sat. Nov 15......Lake Apopka Restoration Area ( LARA)

Sun. Dec 21.....Lake Jesup Conservation Area,

......................     Marl Bed Flats Tract

Sat. Jan 24......Smyrna Dunes Park, New Smyrna Beach

Sun. Feb 15.....Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Sun. Apr 12......Ft. De Soto Park, Pinellas County

Sat. May 30.....Three Lakes WMA, Osceola County


 

OVERNIGHT FIELD TRIP

 

Location: Tall Timbers & Birdsong Nature Center

Date: XX, 2015; drive up Friday night, guided trip to Tall Timbers on

        Saturday, trip to Birdsong Nature Center

        before departure on Sunday

Registration: Teresa Williams—(407) 644-0796

Cost (including Saturday lunch): $40 members/$55 non- members

Trip/lodging details will be announced in the OASis and here when available

 


SPECIAL EVENTS

Mead Garden Bird Walks, Winter Park

Sat. Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, and Nov 1

Start time: 8:00 AM—(407) 647-5834

 

Audubon Florida Assembly, Hutchinson Id.

October 17-18, 2014

fl.audubon.org

 

Backyard Biodiversity Day

Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park

October 18, 2014—(407) 637-2525

 

Oakland Heritage Festival

October 25, 2014 — (407) 886-2925

 

Lake Eola Fiesta in the Park, Orlando

November 1–2, 2014—(407) 644-0796

 

Great Backyard Bird Count

February 13–16, 2015—www.birdsource.org/gbbc

 

Orlando Wetlands Festival, Christmas

February 21, 2015—(407) 851-5416

 

Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza

Magnolia Park, Apopka

March 7, 2015—(407) 886-2925

 

Ethos Vegan Kitchen, Winter Park

OAS – 5% profit day

March 28, 2015—(407) 426-8982

 

OAS Overnight Field Trip, Panhandle

Tall Timbers & Birdsong Nature Center

Date TBA—(407) 644-0796

Spring Mead Botanical Garden Bird Walks

April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015

 

Wildlife Friendly and Native Landscape Tour

April 11, 2015. (407) 637-2525

 

OAS Birdathon

April 18, 2015—(407) 921-8008

 

Central Florida Earth Day, Lake Eola, Orlando

April 26, 2015—(407) 637-2525

 

Baby Owl Shower Center for Birds of Prey, Maitland

May 9, 2015—(407) 539-5700

 


   

 

Orphaned or
       Injured Wildlife?

What to do if you find a baby bird

In many cases “orphaned” baby birds are kidnapped when they should be left alone, not taken to a rehabber.

For rehabilitation sources, visit:

Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Information Directory

Audubon Center for Birds of Prey (Raptors Only)
407-644-0190


Speakers Bureau

Orange Audubon Society has a list of speakers who are willing to address schools and organizations on subjects such as birds, plants, the environment, and Florida outdoors. Call or email

 

Deborah Green

407-637-2525

 

 

 

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