Schedule of meetings and other events for the 2020-2021 season. Meetings are free and the public are invited to attend. Click here for the field trip schedule.

Meetings will be held on Zoom. Please read the instructions below.

Take part in the monthly meetings from the comfort of your own home by following these instructions:

  1. Register for the meeting by providing your name, email address, and mailing address.  You do not have to be a member of Pelican Island Audubon to attend.
  2. A day or two before the event you will be sent a confirmation email containing a password for the meeting and a link to click on to take you to the meeting.
  3. When it is time for the meeting, simply click on the link and enter the password.
  4. Zoom will automatically ask you to download the application when you click on the meeting link if you have not downloaded the Zoom application yet.  If you want to download Zoom in advance, you can do it manually here:
  5. Other considerations include:
    • An Internet connection suitable for live streaming (wired or wireless)
    • Headset or speakers (usually included with most laptop & desktop computers
    • A quiet location where you will not be disturbed

February 21, 2021 Meeting on Zoom

Florida’s amazing landscapes and fascinating wildlife were sources of inspiration for early naturalists seeking new horizons. Among them was John James Audubon. Elegant herons, acrobatic terns, endearing pelicans and colorful roseate spoonbills all feature among his beloved artwork. But Audubon was not the first nature artist inspired by Florida. Mark Catesby, an English country squire turned adventurer, helped introduce the wonders of Florida to a European audience in the 1700s. And William Bartram, a Pennsylvania Quaker, traveled south to explore the Florida wilderness, where he canoed across a lake full of alligators and lived to sketch the creatures. Author Chris Fasolino shares the stories of these artistic expeditions in a collection replete with gorgeous artwork that includes high-definition images of Audubon’s rarely seen original paintings.

Chris Fasolino lives on Florida’s Treasure Coast. He teaches art history at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, and he is a writer for Vero Beach magazine. He has written historical features, travel pieces and serialized mysteries. He has also written a historical adventure novel, titled Men of Promise, about an eighteenth-century voyage of exploration.

General Meetings 2021 – 2022
September 20, 2021Innocent Victims:  Wildlife and Plastic with Terry Root, Ph.D
October 18, 2021The Language of Birds with Nathan Pieplow
November 15, 2021Birding in Panama with David Trently, Partnership for International Birding
December 13, 20212021 National Audubon Society Photo Awards with Juanita Baker, Ph.D.
January 17, 2022Trees & Caterpillars with Deborah Green, President, Orange Audubon Society
February 21, 2022Early Nature Artists in Florida: Audubon and His Fellow Explorers with Chris Fasolino, author of Early Nature Artists in Florida: Audubon and His Fellow Explorers
March 21, 2022
April 18, 2022Grow a Better Bird Feeder with Neta Villalobos-Bell, National Association Certified Interpretive Guide, Florida Certified Horticulture Professional, Certified Florida Master Naturalist, Former Master Gardener, Life Member Florida Native Plant Society, and 2018 Central Florida COX Conserves Heroes recipient
May 16, 2022Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves – Avian Research on Spoil Islands – Update on Projects
with Matthew Anderson, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves
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