This year the Florida Park Service is 85 years old, Paynes Prairie Preserve State park is 50 years old, and Friends of Paynes Prairie is 35 years old- celebrate The Big Anniversary with us at our new speaker series featuring professionals and experts in the field of conservation, environmental science, and natural history. On the third Thursday of each month, a speaker will offer a short talk at the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center from 6 – 7 pm.
The dates, speakers, and topics are listed below. Please register on the event page at PrairieFriends.org.
March 19, Katie Sieving on The Real Twitter Feed: Titmouse Tutorial in Bird Language.
April 16, Mike Orlando on Living with Bears in Florida
May 21, Lars Andersen on A Brief History of Payne’s Prairie
June 18, Abby Powell on Amazing Migrants: Meet the Shorebirds
July 16, Perran Ross on Alligators: A Keystone Species
August 20, Rob Fletcher on Snail Kites : A Payne’s Prairie Success Story
September 17, Sam Wisely on Wildlife Diseases in Florida: What You Should Know
October 15, Mark Hostetler on Conserving and Promoting Neighborhood Wildlife