Blast from the Past
Duval Audubon Society is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year! Founded in 1939 as a chapter of the National Audubon Society, Duval Audubon Society has been connecting people with nature through regular field trips, programs, educational outreach, and volunteer opportunities for many years. We recently ran across an article from the Florida Times-Union all the way back in 1956!
Entitled, "They Watch the Birds," the article describes the chapter's almost weekly field trips to locations near and far, Florida's incredible bounty of bird species, chapter members' participation in Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count and educational outreach activities, the value of the pest control services provided by birds, and the health benefits of getting outside in nature - sound familiar? We are still just as enthusiastic about birds and nature as we were in 1956, AND 1939!