Meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month, October - April.  

Topics vary, but all are concerned in some way with the aim of Audubon to observe and conserve the nature around us.  Meetings are usually held in the Florida Room in the Atrium Building. Coffee, tea, and refreshments are served prior to the meeting and there is time to socialize and meet others of like interests. (Bring your own mug and you'll be helping the environment!)  The meetings are free and open to the public. 

9 :30 AM Coffee Social
10:00 AM Business Meeting, followed by Speaker Presentation 

Workshops

We have two workshops each year, generally one in the spring and one in the fall. Topics include beginning birding, migrating birds, gardening to attract birds, and other nature related topics. The workshops are free and open to the public and are held in the Florida Room unless otherwise announced. Advance notice of the workshops can be found in our newsletter as well as the local newspapers.


Damon Moore Perico Preserve                                                                           October 6

As Environmental Program Manager for Manatee County Natural Resources, Damon will describe the process to make Perico Preserve the newest birding destination. There will be a follow-up field trip to the Preserve in October.

Audubon Club Behind the Scenes at SCC Audubon                                       Nov. 3

Get the scoop on our SCC Audubon Club! Board members will bring you up to date on the bluebird project and the nature trail. Find out about upcoming programs and field trips for the 2018-2019 year. Find out how you can bring more to the club. Get the guidelines for the amateur photography contest!

Matt Edmonds Wonders of Nature Live Show                   Dec. 1

Wonders of Nature is NOT a "show and tell", it is a fun and fast paced show full of amazing behaviors to illustrate and highlight the beautiful natural world around us.
Some of the things you'll see in the show are beautiful raptors flying inches above your head, a talking parrot imitating human speech (and many other animals), a toucans super-fast wing beats, and much more!

SSC Audubon Club Members Amateur Photography Contest              Dec. 1

Reiner Munguia Nature Photography                                                          Jan. 5, 2019

Reinier is a commercial and nature photographer with a conservation vision. His passion for nature has taken him to become an advocate for causes related to the protection of species. Reinier has led photography and birding trips through the United States, as well as other countries including Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Puerto Rico.He has spent the last 20 years documenting wildlife and their struggles with still photography. Join us for a truly exciting visual presentation.

Simona Picardi Wood Stork Migration in South Florida                              Feb. 2, 2019

Simona Picardi, PhD & Research Assistant at University of FL, shares her insights on migration of the threatened Wood Storks-how are they coping and what can we do.

Dr. Paul Gray Snail Kites & Grasshopper Sparrows                                 March 2, 2019

Find out about the crash of Snail Kites and their current recovery. Dr. Gray will also update us on the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, a federally endangered bird found nowhere else in the world.

Dave Goodwin Caracaras in Florida                                                                Apr. 6, 2019

The Crested Caracara is one of the most fascinating of Central Florida’s “specialties”. While closely related to the falcons, these birds are very different in many ways. Discover their fascinating behaviors and learn about their current statue and range revealed in Florida’s later breeding bird atlas field work.