Program: A Bird’s-Eye View of Southwest Florida

Date & Time

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Farrand Hall, SB Museum of Natural History

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Presented by Holly Sherwin

Once nothing but swampland and scrubby forests, Southwest Florida has been subject to many environmental challenges. From early plume-hunting days to recent water wars and an ever-increasing human population, the Sunshine State has had to fight to protect its diverse wildlife for over a century. Thanks in part to the National Audubon Society, birds once on the brink of extinction are now protected and can easily be viewed from the Everglades National Park to Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, through the 10,000 Islands and into Audubon’s own Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Come enjoy the tales and photos of this remarkably avian-rich corner of the country by educator, writer and guide, Holly Sherwin.

For nearly 10 years Holly worked for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida in Naples, Florida, where she led natural history tours through various local parks and sanctuaries as well as locations in the Florida Keys and Caribbean Islands. She has since migrated to the shores of Santa Barbara, where she currently resides with her husband and teenage son (but still visits her favorite haunts and secret birding spots in Florida).

 

 

 

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Sponsored By Santa Barbara Audubon Society