Date: September 23, 2018
Location: Lake Lotus Park
Our September field trip will be a bird banding/mist-netting demonstration with Andrew Boyle of the Wekiva Basin Banding Station/Lake Lotus Park. Lake Lotus banding station is undergoing a long-term study to determine whether avian biodiversity increases with the reintroduction of native vegetation and removal of non-native vegetation.
This is a great opportunity to learn about banding birds from a local expert. Also, a great way for beginners to learn about birds is to see them up close, first, before being able to identify them in the field. Depending on how many birds we capture, members may be able to hold a bird after it gets banded to release it! Great experience for kids, and there is not much hiking involved.
Banding times usually run until 11 am, but a guided nature walk at the Lake Lotus Park is optional once the nets close for the day. The site is shaded, but can heat up in the later morning. Please check out the Wekiva Basin blog for more information: wekivaband.blogspot.com
Suggested donation: $10/adult (members) or $15/adult (non-members)
Meet at the intersection of 414 and Gateway Drive in Altamonte Springs at 7am
Email Rebecca Smith at email@example.com or call/text 609-553-0757 to register in advance. Space is limited to 10 individuals.