Orange Audubon Society
Thursday, January 18, 2018
It takes a Village:
A Story of the People,
Partnerships, and Perseverance,
on Lake Apopka’s North Shore
by Dr. Gian Basili
Dr. Basili is an ornithologist and conservation biologist who was one of the people most responsible for guiding restoration efforts on the Lake Apopka North Shore and for opening the area to birding and other passive recreational use. He worked 2 years for Audubon Florida and 17 years for the St. Johns River Water Management District, during the period of the Lake Apopka farm buyout to the opening of the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. He now works for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Jacksonville. Dr. Basili received his Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for his groundbreaking work on Dickcissels, the first year-round study of a Neotropical migratory songbird.
He has humbly titled his talk “It takes a Village: A Story of the People, Partnerships, and Perseverance on Lake Apopka’s North Shore.” This program was last year’s Lake Apopka Birding Festival Friday Keynote and is an important talk for those who are interested in the Lake Apopka North Shore, its history, restoration challenges and successes, and its future.
For additional information, (407) 637-2525.
Programs are free and no reservations are necessary. Sponsored by Orange Audubon Society. Programs are held in the Camellia Room of Leu Gardens,1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando
For directions, visit: http://www.leugardens.org/plan/directions.htm.
2018 Lake Apopka
Orange Audubon Society (OAS) sponsors the Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival, a free-family oriented festival introducing people to the Lake Apopka North Shore.
Professional guides, workshops, and keynotes.
Save the dates - January 18-22, 2018 and check back for updates.
Article in the Audubon Florida Naturalist: "The Lake Apopka North Shore: A Birding Paradise"
Orange Audubon Society's
30th Annual Kit and Sidney Chertok
Florida Native Photography Contest deadline is April 19, 2018
(postmarked or electronically submitted by date)
See the Winners of 2017 (29th Annual)
Chertok Contest Click here to see the
2017 Lake Apopka
by Rebecca Smith
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Chimney Swift Tower
at Orlando Wetlands Park
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