Click HERE for Audubon of the Western Everglades programs for the 2017-2018
season. Reservations are required for all programs.
Register now for programs:
- Nov. 14: Black Skimmers, an Oddity
- Dec. 5: American Alligators & Crocodiles
- Jan. 9: Anhingas: Adaptations, Ecology, Fishermen
- Feb. 6: Marine Life in the Ten Thousand Islands
- Mar. 6: Bats of Southwest Florida
- Apr. 3: Ecology of Gopher Tortoises
The November-April programs are in the
Kapnick Center at the Naples Botanical Garden (directions) at 7 pm unless otherwise noted (members free, non-members $10). Seating is limited.
Programs are sponsored
If you would like to sponsor our refreshments,
ads, or just your own reserved chair for our Programs this season, please
call Lori at the Audubon Office at 239-643-7822. Any help would be appreciated!
Save the Date
- Feathers & Friends Gala
- Thursday, February 1, 2018
- Club Pelican Bay
- 6:00 p.m. Cocktails
- 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Make your reservation by clicking HERE.
Prevent Cardinal and song bird deaths
by cleaning bird feeders
The Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) has
issued an alert about Northern Cardinals dying in Florida due to bird feeders
not being cleaned regularly. Learn the symptoms of sick birds and how to
prevent illness and death by clicking HERE.
Feathers & Friends Gala
Thank you to all who attended our February
16, 2017, Feathers & Friends Gala. We would like to thank our sponsors
again: Arthrex, Commings & Lockwood, and FPL for supporting
us and helping make the gala such a success.
Thank you to all who donated silent auction
items as well. We got some really great bids. And lastly, thank you to all
of our volunteers who helped us out: Bill & Roberta Marten, George Koppel,
Sharon Leavy, Barbara Wenzel, Jane Mayer, Robin Joy, Ricky Pires, Gregg
Beall, and Ali Smith. You are all rock stars!
Children's book benefits Owl Watch program
Audubon of the Western Everglades member
Roseanne Pawelec has published a children's book, Ollie Finds a New Home,
and is donating one dollar from every sale to the Owl Watch program. Read
the article in the Naples Florida Weekly by clicking HERE.
Burrowing Owl watch needs your help
Please read the article about Marco Island's Burrowing Owls and the need for help monitoring the 182 nests.
To help, click the "Owl Watch" tab at the left.
AWE names new president, two new board
P.J. Marinelli has stepped down as AWE
president after five years of service. Eileen Arsenault has been selected
as the new president.
Read the full press release by clicking
Panther collaboration, protection sought
Please read the guest editorial from the April 5, 2016, Naples Daily News.
This is a fundamental strategy (collaboration on the incentive-based ways
to engage landowners) AWE and our allies employ to protect large landscapes
of habitat in the Western Everglades.
AWE partners in panther protection program
Read about our collaborative efforts with
other organizations to protect the Florida Panther and its habitat through
the Florida Panther Protection Program.
Dates, reports posted
In addition to the 2015-2016 programs listed
in the left column, 2015-2016 field trips are posted (click on the Field
Trips tab at the left).
Space on some trips is very limited, so
reserve a spot early! Also, the 2014-2015 Annual Report is posted on the
Feathers & Friends Gala thanks
Thank you to our sponsors of this year's
Feathers & Friends Gala that was held on Thursday, February 11, 2016.
- Cummings & Lockwood LLC
- Naples Daily News
- RiverGlades, A Multifamily Office