Choctawhatchee Audubon Society’s February Programs

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The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society’s February 1st presentation delves into the world of Gopher Tortoises. It seeks to educate the public on their significance, the hurdles they encounter and the methods utilized for habitat preservation and relocation to ensure their survival, presenting a chance for all to discover, comprehend and contribute to safeguarding these essential reptiles within Florida’s ecosystem.

Room 800, 2nd floor of the Chandler Center (NW door of 519 Helms St.), Crosspoint Church in Niceville. Socializing begins at 6:30 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m.. Admission is free and open to the interested public.

February 10, SATURDAY FIELD TRIP to Into the countryside of North Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Leader Malcolm Swan 210:452:4899 (texting encouraged). Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the Niceville CVS, Oak Creek Shopping Center parking lot, Niceville. Goals are winter visitors including Sandhill Cranes south of Florala and Lake Jackson. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring a sack lunch and binoculars.

February 24, SATURDAY BIRD FIELD TRIP to Little Creek Woods, a private preserve in North Walton County. Leader: Bob Reid, 850:678:1926. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the Niceville CVS, Oak Creek Shopping Center parking lot, Niceville. We will look for Brown-headed Nuthatches among other species. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and a hat. Bring a sack lunch, a camera and binoculars.