Welcome to Halifax River Audubon, the oldest and largest of the three Audubon chapters in Volusia County, Florida. We offer a variety of information and services to our members and the community at large.
The Pelican, Newsletter of Halifax River Audubon:
Download a printable copy of the field trip schedule so that you can start planning. There are several outings that require reservations and have limited slots so they will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Wildflowers and Pollinators
One of the marvels of nature is the symbiotic relationship - where both parties benefit - between wildflowers and pollinators. When pollinators are mentioned, the first thing that probably comes tomind are bees, or possibly butterflies. What many people may not realize is the large diversity of species that are helping to pollinate our plants, whether in the wild, in landscapes or on farms. And the plants, particularly natives that help feed the pollinators that also go on to pollinate the plants that feed us. Wildflowers and Pollinators features information, photos and even a few videos, including stages of the life cycles of the spiderling plume moth and gulf fritillary butterfly. This program will be presented by Paul Rebman, local naturalist and photographer.
Paul Rebmann is a long time Ormond by the Sea resident, having lived in Florida over half his life. His day job as a technology nerd is balanced by getting his dose of Vitamin N (Nature) exploring and photographing the outdoors.
An award winning photographer, Paul has been honored in the Orange Audubon's Chertok Nature Photography contest over several years, including in 2008 when the image of a loggerhead sea turtle hatchling titled “Heading Out to Sea” garnered 1st Place in the “Florida – Beyond Birds” category. In 2014 Paul served as one of the judges for that annual contest. He has also won awards in the Florida State Forest photo contest and the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Art Competition.
Paul is a Florida Master Naturalist who has had some of his images included in exhibits at Weedon Island Preserve and Lyonia Environmental Center. His nature photographs have appeared in field guides, scientific papers and in various other publications including The Palmetto, Backpacker magazine and Florida Verve.
Throughout most of 2016 a solo exhibit of Paul Rebmann's photographs titled “Only in Florida” appeared in the Lyonia Gallery in Deltona.
As both an outlet to showcase his nature photography and an educational resource, Paul has created the Wild Florida Photo website at wildflphoto.com and also has images available for purchase online at paul-rebmann.pixels.com.
The meeting is April 16th, 2018 at Sica Hall, 1065 Daytona Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32117. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!
Shearwaters and Northern Fulmars.....
The Seawatch at Tom Renick Park in Ormond Beach is going strong. Harry Robinson is compiling an impressive record of the birds that are seen from this beachside park, both from landside and over the ocean. These reports are available on our website. Harry welcomes company while observing. Bring your scope to follow along as the birds can move very fast. It's like a pelagic trip without the swells.
In addition to Ormond Beach, Harry has joined with Kim Ramos and Sam Krah on Tuesday afternoons at Dunlawton Bridge. Together they have compiled their observations into a concise spreadsheet that is available now on the website. They have been meeting at 4PM, but may "Fall Back" to 3PM with the time change.
As always, the complete series of reports for the Lake Apopka Restoration area and for Audubon Park are archived here on the website.
FL SUN is now Solar United Neighbors of Florida
If you have been interested in transitioning to solar power, but were concerned about the process and the cost, Solar United Neighbors of Florida can help you. This organization has the answers and a unique strategy to leverage buying power to get the best price - co-operative purchasing. Check here for more info. Be sure to go to the Volusia County link for specific information for your area.
Rehab Center at Marine Science Center, Ponce Inlet
Marine Discovery Center
North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach
Wildlife Rehabilitation of Daytona Beach, Inc.
4/25/2018 at 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Morning Bird Walk
5/7/2018 at 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Halifax River Audubon Board Meeting
5/21/2018 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Halifax River Audubon Monthly Meeting