The Red-cockaded Woodpecker was once a fairly common bird in the pine forests of southeastern United States. This bird is now rare, local, and considered a federally endangered species. It only thrives in an old growth pine forests, many of which have been logged in the past century. The speaker, Vince Morris, who is Resource Administrator for Florida Forest Service, has worked for over 20 years to reestablish the Red-cockaded Woodpecker population in the Withlacoochee State Forest.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 26, at 7 PM at Community Activity Center, 205 E. Ft. Dade Ave., Brooksville. Contact Bev Hansen, 352-686-0460, email@example.com
Hernando Audubon Beginning Birding: Friday, September 27, at 8 AM at Chinsegut Conservation Center (23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville). Learn to identify birds at feeders and during a short walk. There will be binoculars and bird guides available for use. For information, contact Bev, 352-686-0460, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hernando Audubon Society Birding Trip to Saddle Creek Park, Lakeland: Saturday, September 28. To carpool, meet at Sunrise Plaza, 31150 Cortez Blvd., 0.5 mile east of I-75 at 6:30 AM. Or meet at the trailhead at the northeast end of the park at 7:45. Contact Bev Hansen, 352-686-0460, email@example.com
For more details about these activities, check hernandoaudubon.org All Hernando Audubon activities are free and open to the public.