INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The mission of the Pelican Island Audubon Society is to preserve and protect the animals, plants, and natural communities in Indian River County through advocacy, education, and public awareness.
The group holds monthly meetings at the Vero Beach Community Center, 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach and the North Indian River County Library, 1001 Sebastian Boulevard (C.R. 512)
All Vero Beach meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of the December potluck, which starts at 6 p.m. All Sebastian meetings begin at 6 p.m.
For more information visit www.pelicanislandaudubon.org or call 772-567-3520.
2011 – 2012 Vero Beach Meetings – 7:30 at VB Community Center
Oct. 17 – Nature Deficit Disorder: What Is It and How Do I Cure It? with Kristen & Mike Beck, Florida Outdoor Center
Nov. 21 – Owls of North America with Sam Fried
Dec. 12 – Holiday Potluck – 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 16 – Avian Ecology/Water Birds with Dale Gawlik, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
Feb. 20 – Snail Kites with Wiley M. Kitchens, Ph.D., University of Florida
March 19 – Right Whale Research with Ed Gerstein, Florida Atlantic University
April 16 – Florida’s Paleontological History – Focus on Vero Beach with Fred Mazza, Paleo Discoveries
May 21 -Bird Art Through the Centuries: Humans Conveying Their Love of Birds with Juanita Baker
2011 – 2012 Sebastian Meetings – 6 p.m. at North County Library
Oct. 10 – Sea Beans with Ed Perry, co-author with John Dennis of Sea-Beans From the Tropics: A Collector’s Guide to Sea-Beans and Other Tropical Drift on Atlantic Shores
Nov. 15 – Climate Change in the Arctic with John Trefry, Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology
Dec. 12 – Vero Beach Community Center – Holiday Potluck – 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 9 – Florida’s Living Beaches: A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber with Blair and Dawn Witherington
Feb. 13 – Indian River County’s Water with Deborah Ecker – local water expert – Plus a short review of the Indian River Lagoon Spoil Islands Project with Marc Virgilio, IRL SIP Cordinator
March 12 – Wildlife Photography with George Bollis, President, Indian River Photo Club
April 9 – Right Whale Research with Jim Moir
May 14 – The St Sebastian River – A Trip Down the River with Kristen & Mike Beck, Florida Outdoor Center