All AAS Programs are free and open to the general public.
Southwest Alaska – An Uncruise Adventure
Join Audubon traveler Erika Simons as she shares her adventures on a small ship cruise of the Southwest Alaska Inside Passage. The small ship not only allowed her to make new friends with her fellow travelers but also made daily off-boat activities possible. Passengers were offered kayaking, paddle boarding, beach meanders, bushwhacking, and photography. Wildlife viewing was often enhanced during these activities. Erika will share her photography of this adventure.
Thursday, January 11, 2018. Social time 6:30 p.m. Program 7:00 p.m.
Location is the Millhopper Public Library, 3145 NW 43rd St, Gainesville, FL 32606
Backyard Birding with Ron Robinson
Would you like to outwit squirrels at your feeders? Would you enjoy a wider
range of bird species in your backyard habitat?
Ron will discuss ideas and techniques that will attract the widest possible
variety of bird species to your backyard. Topics include basic habitat design,
squirrel proofing, the importance of providing water, the best ways to
provide water, and special features and foods that will attract a broader range
Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Social time 6:30, program 7:00 p.m.
Location: Millhopper Library, 3145 NW 43 rd St., Gainesville FL 32606
Birds of Panama
Clyde Stephens, a fifth generation Floridian, enjoyed a career in banana research in Central America. He and his wife Phyllis have a solar-powered home on a remote tropical island in Bocas del Toro, Panama, where they promote the wonders of nature. Birds of Panama presents personal experiences, bird behavior, habitats and biodiversity of some of the 976 recorded species in Panama.
Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
Location is the Millhopper Library, 3145 NW 43rd St, Gainesville, FL 32606
Florida’s Charismatic Microfauna
Presented by Paul Moler
Although the vast majority of Florida’s wildlife species are invertebrates,
most receive little attention. The important roles played by bees and
butterflies are generally well known, but many other species toil away
anonymously providing important ecosystem functions. Still others may not
be major players but are nonetheless behaviorally or morphologically
fascinating (“cool”). This program will introduce a select few of the less
familiar members of our local fauna.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Social time 6:30 p.m. Program 7:00 p.m.
Location is the Millhopper Library, 3145 NW 43 rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606