Audubon Staff, Chapter Member Win Prestigious National Audubon Society Awards

FOR MORE INFORMATION Erika.Zambello@audubon.org Communications Director, Audubon Florida 207-522-0783   Audubon Staff, Chapter Member Win Prestigious National Audubon Society Awards ~ Meet two people who have helped protect the places that birds need, today and tomorrow. ~ Nov. 17, 2021 – MIAMI — Audubon Florida is pleased to announce two winners of the 2021 National Audubon…

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Sarasota Audubon Awarded $3700 Grant for COVID Retrofit of Nature Center

CONTACT: Karen Willey (941) 704-4325  l  gardens@sarasotaaudubon.org For Immediate Release: October 26, 2021 Sarasota Audubon awarded $3,700 grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support the Retrofit of the Nature Center Sarasota, FL – Thanks to a $3,700 grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, visitors to the Celery Fields will soon...

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Sarasota Audubon Society Board of Directors Letter

Join us in re-wilding the Quad Parcels! With the approval from the Board of County Commissioners of Sarasota County on October 6, the 33 acres known as the Quad Parcels (at the corners of Palmer Blvd and Apex/Coburn Roads) at the Celery Fields became protected forever as a Conservation Easement. They will be stewarded by…

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Willis Smith Joins Project Team for Quad Parcels at the Celery Fields

For Immediate Release Contact: Suzanne Dameron, APR, CPRC CEO, Lime Communications LimeCommunications2@gmail.com   l 941-809-3247 Willis Smith joins project team for Quad Parcels at the Celery FieldsSarasota, FL (September 21, 2021) Sarasota Audubon Society and Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast announce the selection of Willis Smith Construction as the Construction Manager for their plan to…

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Quad Parcels Moves Forward

Contact: Suzanne Gregory, Director of Communications & Engagement Suzanne@conservationfoundation.com 941.726.1688 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Quad Parcels Moves Forward OSPREY, FL (April 6, 2021) Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast and Sarasota Audubon Society announce the selection of the Quad Parcels Project Owners’ Representative, Steve Suau of Progressive Water Resources. As Owners’ Representative, Suau will assist both…

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The Quads – A Fabulous Outcome for the Celery Fields and Birds

On November 6th, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) in a public hearing voted 5-0 to put parcels 1, 2, and 4 (SE, NE, and SW) at the Celery Fields under conservation easement! Parcel 3 already has a fire station on it so that parcel was out of play. The effort to save the Quad...

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THIS IS THE BEST SPOT FOR BIRD-WATCHING IN SARASOTA

The Celery Fields are a hub for bird life   Visit: https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2016/11/30/celery-fields-sarasota

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BIRD NATURALISTS AT THE CELERY FIELDS

As a service to the community, Sarasota Audubon Bird Naturalists will be on duty at the Celery Fields on both boardwalks from Nov 1 – April 30, Daily 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Bird Naturalists will be stationed with binoculars and a powerful telescope to help you identify birds and native plants, enriching your Celery Fields…

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BIRD OF THE MONTH

Purple and Common Gallinules This year has seen an unprecedented number of visitors to the two boardwalks at the Celery Fields.  One of the stars of the show, and a symbol of the success of the wetlands area, is undoubtedly the Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica). Prior to the Celery Fields development, this bird was becoming…

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BIRDS OF THE MONTH

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE During September there was a lot of activity at the tidal pool at Siesta Key, where rain and strong winds ensured the pool was always full of waders and other shore birds. On September 9th, one of our members, Rick Greenspun, found a Red-necked Phalarope in the pool and immediately posted this rare migrant…

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