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Like many of us, Juanita started photography at age 10 with a film Brownie camera, as her father was an engineer and loved any new technology. Her artist mother encouraged her to go abroad with her second camera (when she was a Junior in college) to Lucknow, India. She has studied art, taught High School Art in Lahore, Pakistan, was instrumental in bringing sculpture and art to Florida Tech, developed a bird drawing program for the young, and facilitated the wildlife habitat mural at Pelican Island Audubon Society’s Audubon House.

In 2009 she led the first PIAS/Indian River Photo Club field trip for photographers and the PIAS Bird of the Month Challenge.

She has judged a number of photography and art exhibitions and authored with Richard Baker, Reflections of Blue Cypress: Photographs, History, and Poems.
Her Ornithology Experience:
An 8th grade science teacher encouraged field trips and attending Audubon Society meetings with around the world films of birds. Juanita lived in Pakistan and India and took field trips to many countries (Ecuador, Papua New Guinea, Cuba, South Africa, Namibia, Trinidad); led numerous local birding field trips, Christmas Bird Counts, completed an Ornithology graduate course at Florida Tech, stimulated learning bird diversity, and presented on the history of bird art.

Since 2015, taught PIAS’s Intensive Birding Course yearly, emphasizing birds’ unique behaviors. She is working to finish putting the wonderful photos of the month (many from Indian River Photo Club members) into a book on Florida birds.

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The Pelican Nest Gift Shop is now open at Audubon House on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10AM to 3PM and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9AM to 1PM. Browse through a large selection of unique, interesting, and educational nature-themed items ranging from home decor to nature books while supporting Pelican Island Audubon at the same time. Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted.
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Books may be checked out of the library at Audubon House by Pelican Island Audubon Society members.

Letter to St. Johns River Water Management District concerning water farming

March Peligram

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March Hoot

Drilling a Wastewater Effluent Pipe Under Our Struggling Lagoon

Bird Photo Contest

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Purchase the updated and expanded second edition of
Reflections of Blue Cypress: Photographs, History, and Poems
by Richard H. Baker, Ph.D. and Juanita Baker, Ph.D.

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Fall 2017 Audubon Advocate Completion Ceremony

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