West Pasco Audubon
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Programs and Field Trips
2016-2017




Date - Time Program - Field Trip Notes
June 3 2017
Morning Nature Walk
Starkey Park
Meet 7:30 AM
Starkey Education Center
1 to 4 mile walk
July 1 2017
Morning Nature Walk
Starkey Park
Meet 7:30 AM
Starkey Education Center
1 to 4 mile walk
August 5 2017
Morning Nature Walk
Starkey Park
Meet 7:30 AM
Starkey Education Center
1 to 4 mile walk
September 2 2017
Morning Nature Walk
Starkey Park
Meet 7:30 AM
Starkey Education Center
1 to 4 mile walk
October 7 2017 Morning Nature Walk
Starkey Park
Meet 8:00 AM
Starkey Education Center
1 to 4 mile walk
October 21 2017
8:00 A.M.
Guided Birding Tour Heartwood Cemetery
A new natural cemetery on 40 acres next to Starkey Preserve
1 to 4 mile walk
Right turn only coming up Starkey Blvd from Hwy 54
Look for rail fence just north of Longleaf
Contact jmkell@ verizon.net
November 4 2017 Morning Nature Walk
Starkey Park
Meet 8:00 AM
Starkey Education Center
1 to 4 mile walk
November 4 2017
11:00 AM
Sarah Brammel will speak on “Birds in Airports” where they can be a menace to planes and to themselves.
Sarah is the daughter of our own Mike Ranck.
Starkey Education Center
November 18 2017
7:30 AM
Dade City, Cypress Lakes
Sparrows - Hawks - Migrants
All ages
Meet 7:30 Winn Dixie parking lot Moon Lake and Hwy52.
jmkell@ verizon.net
December 2 2017 Morning Nature Walk
Starkey Park
Meet 8:00 AM
Starkey Education Center
1 to 4 mile walk
December 2 2017 James Stevenson, UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension Specialist, will introduce us to the insects around us in Entomology 101. Join us to learn about this fascinating and diverse group of organisms. Starkey Education Center
11:00 AM
December 2017 118th Annual
National Audubon
Christmas Bird Count
December 2017
Contact Peter Day p1rd@verizon.net if you want to join us.
January 6 2018 Morning Nature Walk
Key Vista Park $2.00 fee
Meet 8:00 AM
Key Vista Parking Lot
1 to 4 mile walk
Jan 6 2018
11:00 AM
Joel B. Brown of Southwest Florida Florida Water Management will speak on “Swiftmud, Who we are and what we do”. Many of us don’t know that the water management district is involved in water quality and the permitting of water use
Starkey Education Center


Jan 20, 2018 Saturday

Circle B Bar Preserve (One of our most popular trips) Birds and wildlife abound at this restored preserve.
Natural wetland and berm trails around retention ponds. Visitor Center has facilities but no food. Bring lunch if you want to spend the afternoon here.

Meet 7:00 AM at the Panara Bread lot
The corner of SR54 and Little Road.
For info Contact Mike Kell jmkell@ verizon.net
February 3 2018
Morning Nature Walk
Starkey Park
Meet 8:00 AM
Starkey Education Center
1 to 4 mile walk
February 3 2018
11:00 AM
Laura Starkey will speak about out native Longleaf Pine trees and the role fire plays in their preservation. Laura is a member of a multi-generation Florida family. Starkey Education Center
February 17 2018

Courtney Campbell Causway
Felts Preserve
and Celery fields, Sarasota

Meet 7:00 AM at the Panara Bread lot
The corner of SR54 and Little Road.
For info Contact Mike Kell jmkell@ verizon.net
March 3 2018
Morning Nature Walk
Starkey Park
Meet 8:00 AM
Starkey Education Center
1 to 4 mile walk
March 3 2018
11:00 AM
Member photographers will show their pictures taken in our area and on our field trips.
This is always one of our most popular programs as we are blessed with some real camera buffs.
Starkey Education Center
March 17 2018
7:00 AM
Ocala National Park
Scrub Jays - Woodpeckers
Meet 7:00 AM
Winn Dixie parking lot Moon Lake and Hwy52.
Contact Mike Ranck or Mike Kell jmkell@ verizon.net
April 7 2017

Morning Nature Walk
Starkey Park
Meet 8:00 AM
Starkey Education Center
1 to 4 mile walk
April 7 2017
11:00 AM
“Plants for Birds” presented by Barbara Walker, president of our club, coordinator of Eagle Watch and member of the Board of Florida Audubon. There will also be a native plant sale in conjunction with the Native Plant Society. Starkey Education Center
April 21 2018
7:00 AM

Ft. Desoto Spring Migration
Warblers - Orioles - etc.

Meet 7:00 AM at the Panara Bread lot
The corner of SR54 and Little Road.
For info Contact Mike Kell jmkell@ verizon.net
May 5 2018

Morning Nature Walk
Starkey Park
Meet 8:00 AM
Starkey Education Center
1 to 4 mile walk
May 19 2018
7:30 AM

Power Line Road
Swallow Tailed Kites, Red headed Woodpeckers, Eastern Meadowlarks, Burrowing Owls, Kestrels and more...
possible Mississippi Kites

Meet 7:30 Winn Dixie parking lot Moon Lake and Hwy52.
jmkell@ verizon.net

Come and join us! No admission costs! Open to the public

Program General Information
Unless otherwise indicated all programs are held at
Starkey Environmental Education Center
J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park
10500 Wilderness Road
New Port Richey, FL

Field Trip General Information
Anyone interested in birding or nature in general is welcome to join us on field trips.
Almost all are free. Registration may be required, check the schedule for details.
Dress for the weather and prepare to be outdoors for about 4 hours.

For more info email Mike Ranck