Audubon Florida News

Topic: Assembly,Everglades,Videos

Audubon Assembly Highlights: The Everglades by Mac Stone

posted on November 1, 2010 in Assembly,Everglades,Videos

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Pictures

posted on October 26, 2010 in Corkscrew Swamp,Videos

Check out this wonderful slide-show of Audubon’s own Corkscrew Swamp Sancutary by Rod Wiley.  Truly one of Florida’s special places.

Wildlife at Florida Audubon’s Laidlaw Sanctuary

posted on October 11, 2010 in Chapters,Land Conservation,Videos,Wildlife

A game camera video documents a wild bobcat on the 272-acre Laidlaw Preserve in Washington County, Florida on October 6, 2010 at 1:36 pm.  This beautiful mixture of swamp, wetlands, and uplands was donated to Audubon by Beulah A. Laidlaw to be preserved in its natural state.  The preserve is owned by Florida Audubon Society and managed by Bay County Audubon Society through a memorandum of agreement.  Video courtesy of Neil Lamb.

This is a prime example of the Audubon family working together.  Chapter volunteers as citizen scientists wrote a management plan and implemented strategies to improve the ecological status of the property.  Game cameras purchased with a grant add valuable knowledge about the property to augment physical observations.  This bobcat, using one of the cleared trails in the middle of the day, now joins the gopher tortoises, armadillos, alligators, raccoons, opossums, wild turkeys, deer, and Eastern wood rats already recorded in their daily activities.

Among the regular wildlife found at the Beulah Laidlaw Nature Preserve, local chapter leaders have recently observed migrating wildlife, including:

  • Black & White Warbler
  • Palm Warbler
  • Nashville Warbler
  • Tennessee Warbler
  • Blue-winged Warbler
  • Orange-crowned Warbler
  • Parula Warbler
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Sedge Wrens (2)
  • Wood Ducks (7)

This One Is For the Birds

posted on May 12, 2009 in Videos

Good Ol’ Swamp Music, Literally

posted on April 27, 2009 in Videos

Our fellow Auduboners in South Carolina, staff of Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest, a.k.a. the Bodacious Beidler Kneeknockers, have gone out of their way to create some honest-to-goodness, authentic swamp music. Enjoy! We surely did.

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