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October Hernando Audubon Activities

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on September 21, 2020

Hernando Audubon Meeting about the Environmental Value of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Thursday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.

Eugene Kelly, chair of the Florida Native Plant Society’s Policy and Legislative Committee, will discuss the park’s native wildlife and plant communities, regional significance, and the recently completed Weeki Wachee Carrying Capacity Study that was conducted to provide a basis for improved management of the degraded parts of the river system. To join the webinar meeting, send an email with the subject “Oct. 22” to [email protected]. For information, contact: Bev, 352-686-0460, [email protected]

Hernando Audubon Birding Trip to Perry Oldenburg, Saturday, October 17

Participants limited. Make reservations with Claudia: [email protected] or 813-244-0305. Masks required. At 8 a.m. meet in the parking lot at 13489 Government Road. From US-19 turn east on Deer Run Road. At the intersection with Government Road, go straight in the right lane. Along the 1.5 mile trail through sandhill and hardwood hammock and a powerline right-of-way, expect to see American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, hawks, woodpeckers, other woodland bird species and fall butterflies.

Hernando Audubon Beginning Birding: Friday, October 23

Participants limited. Make reservations with Linda: text 352-428-2629 or email [email protected]. Masks required. Meet at 8 a.m. at Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. Learn to identify birds at feeders and during a short walk. There will be binoculars available for use.

Hernando Audubon Birding Trip to Ahhochee Hill Sanctuary

Participants limited. Make reservations with Bev: 352-686-0460 or [email protected]. Masks required. Saturday, October 31, 8 a.m. Florida Audubon’s Ahhochee Hill Sanctuary is located at 24268 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. The 270 acres of protected wildlife habitat is surrounded by other publicly protected lands. Recently a Longleaf Pine Habitat Restoration project began on 140 acres. Expect to see woodpeckers and songbirds.