Thursday, December 11, 2008

Scott Weidensaul

Apalachee Audubon Welcomes Scott Weidensaul to Tallahassee!

Enjoy two entertaining evenings on Thursday, Jan 29 and Friday, Jan 30

Mark your January, 2009 calendar for an exciting opportunity to hear Scott Weidensaul, author, naturalist, researcher and Pulitzer Prize finalist. Scott's field research focuses on bird migration, including birds of prey, hummingbirds and the movements of Northern Saw-whet Owls. He lectures widely on conservation and nature. His writing has appeared in Smithsonian, the New York Times, Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife and Audubon. His most recent book, Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding (2007), traces 400 years of ornithological history. To learn more about Scott's other interesting books and activities visit his website at

On Jan. 29 join us for wine and hors d'oeurves at a small gathering to welcome Scott to Tallahassee. Attendance will be limited to 30 people, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at a alocation to be determined. The cost will be $50 per person which includes a ticket to his Friday night talk. To reserve a spot, contact Pam Flynn at (850) 383-1238 or Your donation is tax deductible.

On Jan. 30 Scott will be speaking, along with a book signing, on Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding. His talk will be at 7PM at Tallahassee Community College, Building 38 (Economics and Workforce Development at SW end of campus).

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Wild Birds Unlimited store as well as by mail. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with a check made payable to Apalachee Audubon. Mail the check to: Pam Flynn, 2801 Sterling Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32312. Please indicate an address, phone number or email address where you prefer to be contacted if we need to convey further event details. As a bonus for early ticket buyers, if you purchase your ticket before Jan. 1, your name will be included in a drawing for one of three prizes. Watch for additional event details at the apalachee audubon chapters website

All donations to Apalachee Audubon are tax-deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code. All procedds will go to Apalachee Audubon and to the Operation Migration: Whopping Crane project at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.

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