Meetings/Programs: All meetings available through ZOOM only. Time: 7:00pm

August 1: Special Summer Meeting – Zero to 9,800: A Lifetime of Birding with Peter Kaestner. Peter Kaestner is a world-renowned independent birder who has spent a lifetime sharing his passion for birds with others. Since his retirement in August 2016, Peter has become a full-time birder, striving to be the first person to see 10,000 species.   To view the meeting click here

October 9: Dave Tomasko, Ph.D Executive Director of Sarasota Bay Estuary Program “Protecting the Bay and its Natural Resources.”  Register here to attend the zoom meeting.

November 13: Dr. Mark Brazil, “Birds of Japan” ornithologist, natural historian, nature guide, and author noted for his work on East Asian birds.

December 11: Rosemary Mosco, a prolific science writer and naturalist will speak on “Finding Joy and Humor in Familiar Birds.” Her cartoons grace our Brown Pelican every month!

January 8:  John McCarthy, VP for Regional History, Selby Gardens will talk about Bertha Palmer and sons’ legacy including Myakka State Park and Celery Fields.

February 12:  Dr. Noah Charney, Assistant Professor of Conservation Biology, University of Maine, will talk about his fascinating new book, These Trees Tell a Story: the Art of Reading Landscapes.

March 11:  Tammy and David McQuade, “Birding Central America.” Florida-based national champion birders who run the SW Florida Bird Alert Facebook group and serve the American Birding Association.

April 8:  Melissa Abdo, Sun Coast Regional Director for National Parks Conservation Association, will update us on her perspective overseeing national park & preserve protection efforts.

May 13:  Miri Hardy Executive Director, Friends of Myakka River State Park, will discuss this popular park’s fragile ecosystems using evocative photographs and storytelling.

Monitor SAS eBlasts and The Brown Pelican for additional special Zoom presentations.