2019 Speaker Series Schedule

Join us for the 2019 Speaker Series! 

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Apr. 9 - Gopher Tortoises: Protecting a Keystone Species Apr. 16 - The Story of Ospreys

*These programs will feature Live Animal Encounters

Speaker Series Admission:
$10 per adult
$5 per 13-17 year old (teen)
Free for children 12 and under
 
All Programs begin at 4:15pm,
Check-in begins at 3:30pm
 
To register, please contact:
Visitor Education Center
phone: (239) 472-3644, ext. #229
 
 
 
 

Program Descriptions

 

April 16

The Story of Ospreys

Presented by Claudia Burns, Volunteer for International Osprey Foundation

Ospreys are large brown and white raptors who breed in southwest Florida from December through April and can be seen diving for live fish in shallow waters throughout the area. Because they build their nests right out in the open, their behavior is easy to observe, but not always easy to understand. This presentation uses photos, videos and recorded vocalizations to explain osprey behavior.

Sanibel resident Claudia Burns has been a Nestwatch Volunteer for the International Osprey Foundation for more than 20 years. In the past she has partnered with Bird Westall to deliver this presentation at both the "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and CROW.