Audubon Everglades will meet Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Palm Beach County Library System (3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach). The program is free and open to the public. Attendees will hear a very special program, “Guano, Bones and Hurricanes: Recent Surges in Wading Bird Nesting and Wildlife Effects in the STAs,” by Dr. Mark Cook.
Cook is currently a lead scientist for the Everglades Systems Assessment Section of the South Florida Water Management District. His research is on wading birds, with a focus on how wetland processes such as water levels and nutrient runoff affect wading bird foraging and reproductive success. The goal of this research is to help restore and manage wading bird populations in the Everglades.
Also at the meeting, Clive Pinnock will speak about the May Bird of the Month, the great blue heron, and the June Bird of the Month, the double-crested cormorant. For more info., visit www.auduboneverglades.org.