Welcome to Duval Audubon Society
Connecting people with nature, conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife.
We are a chapter of the National Audubon Society and have about 1,350 members in Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties in Northeast Florida. We host monthly informational meetings throughout the year and also offer field trips, special events, volunteer opportunities, and other activities. Please check our calendar of events for a current listing of our upcoming activities. We hope you'll join us!
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This month we bid a fond and grateful farewell to two board members whose lives are now taking them in other directions. We appreciate their service to our chapter, and their work to help us achieve our mission to connect people with nature.
Carolyn Antman has been a member of Duval Audubon Society since early 2009 and joined our Board of Directors later that year. After attending a Chapter Leadership workshop at Audubon’s Hog Island Camp in Maine in August of 2011, Carolyn became our Education Director and presented educational outreach talks for schools and scout groups for the next two years.
She took on the role of President from 2013-2015 and during her term was instrumental in many improvements to our Crosby Sanctuary conservation property in Orange Park, including the construction of footbridges over the ravines on the swamp trail, installing an informational kiosk at the entrance area, and adding fencing and native plantings to enhance security and curb appeal. She also worked hard to champion the Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment, which was approved by voters in November of 2014 and sets aside a portion of state revenues for the Land Acquisition Trust Fund and a variety of environmental programs and initiatives.
We are still accepting nominations for our board of directors. We are an all-volunteer chapter governed by a board of directors who work together to plan and coordinate the activities offered by the organization to further our mission, “Connecting people with nature, conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife.”
At the end of our current “season” on June 30, 2022, we will have several board director openings, including Education Director, EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Director, Programs Director, and Volunteer Director. In addition, we are currently without a Vice President, an officer position that will be critical in the coming year as the current president’s final term will end on June 30, 2023.
Here's what's happening this month:
- Field Trip @ Reddie Point Preserve (no fee): 8-11 am, Saturday, May 7, 2022 (register here).
- Birding 101 @ Willow Branch Park (no fee): 8-11 am, Sunday, May 8, 2022 (register here).
- Field Trip @ Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park ($5 per vehicle): 8-11 am, Saturday, May 14, 2022 (register here).
- Virtual Monthly Program: "What Food Fuels White Ibis Supercolonies in the Everglades?": 6:30-8:30 pm, Monday, May 16, 2022 (register here).
- Nature Walk & Work Day @ Crosby Sanctuary: 8 am - 12 pm, Saturday, May 21, 2022 (register here).
- Open House @ Crosby Sanctuary: 8 am - 12 pm, Saturday, May 28, 2022 (no registration needed).
- Birds and Breakfast Annual Picnic @ Arlington Lions Club Park: 8-11 am, Saturday, June 4, 2022 (no registration needed).
We look forward to seeing you soon!