Meet in the Camellia Room at Leu Gardens and get to know your fellow FTA Members. This month's program will feature Florida Scrub Jay biologist Ralph Risch, who has worked with the Seminole State Forest in Lake County for the past six years. He was previously in a similar position with the Archbold Biological Station and has been birding in 45 states, three Canadian provinces and six European countries. In those travels he chronicled 575 bird species on a life list. The Florida scrub jay, the topic of the discussion during this meeting, is the only bird species found exclusively in Florida. Its habitat, the high and dry scrub areas, are increasingly disappearing and the species is currently listed as being threatened. Risch's program is designed to increase awareness of this danger and suggest ways to increase the stability of their habitat. He warns that there will be a pop quiz, but also promises prizes.The meeting begins with a short social period at 6:30pm. Announcements will follow at 7pm. Beverages or snack foods are appreciated. Don’t forget to bring your aluminum cans for recycling.
Public is invited.
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