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GULF PRESERVE PRESENTS

January 16, 2018

The following presentation will be hosted at the
WGP Education Center in January 2018.

On Monday, January 22 at 10:00 am Savanna Barry (UF | IFAS) will speak in conjunction with the Cedar Key Audubon Society on Shore Birds and Bird Rescue Techniques.

The Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve is owned and operated by the Town of Yankeetown and was purchased with funding from the Florida Communities Trust.  The Preserve is located at 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown Florida.  Visit our web site (www.wgpfl.org) for directions and information on upcoming events.

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CEDAR KEYS AUDUBON
BIRDS BY THE SEASON
WITH DOUG MAPLE 
January 2018
 
Join Cedar Keys Audubon members for their January Meet and Greet on
January 22, 2018, at 5 pm in the Cedar Key Library.   This Cedar Key Library General Membership Meeting is open to the public, as are all our meetings.

Don’t miss our own Doug Maple as he takes us around Cedar Key, season by season, telling us what birds you can expect to see throughout the year.

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NATURE WALK
THIS FRIDAY!
January 18, 2018

A note from Donna Thalacker

Hello Friends,

The weather has been so cold lately that I have hesitated to suggest a walk.  I checked the weather for Friday, Jan 19 and though it is on the cold side, the sun will be shining and the wind not blowing.  Since the birds and animals need to eat, I expect that in spite of the coldish weather, we will see some action!  Please join me Friday at 10 for a walk on Cabin Road.  A few of you may remember getting a chance to see otters breeding in the ditch alongside Cabin Road one January some years ago!  Not that I am guaranteeing - or even suggesting we might see River Otters, well, you just never know.

If you would like to bundle up and join me for a nature walk on Friday, we will meet at the Cedar Key Town Park parking lot at 10 am and car pool out to Cabin Road.  If you would like to meet at Cabin Road, we should be at the entrance to Cabin Road about 10:15 or so.  kWe will meet you there. The best way to reach Cabin Road is to enter the Lower Suwannee NWR Nature Drive at the south entrance off CR 347.  Cabin Road is a couple miles in from the south entrance on the left.

I hope to see you on Friday!

Donna

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CEDAR KEYS AUDUBON
PRESENTS PRESCRIBED FIRES 
February 10, 2018 

Join Cedar Keys Audubon members for their regular  Membership Meet and Greet affair on 26 February at  5 pm at the Cedar Key Library.

Florida State Parks Park Manager Chris Carmago will present Prescribed Fire:  Keeping it Brief.  Have you ever wondered how a prescribed fire is conducted?  Step into the shoes of a wild land fire fighter and receive the morning briefing, just like before a real prescribed burn.  We go over things like weather, ignition plan, and mop-up.  Afterwards we will take a look at the specialized tools that are used in conducting prescribed fires.

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2018 CROP PRODUCTION
SHORT COURSE
Conducted by  Anthony Drew, Extension Agent IV
UF/IFAS Extension, Levy County, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson, FL 32621
352-486-5131

January 14, 2018

The UF/IFAS Extension offices of Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie County announce the 2018 Crop Production Short Course.  The event will take place at the Suwannee River Fair pavilion on Tuesday, January 30, beginning at 9 a.m.  The educational program will include:

An update on the 2017 “peanut decline” issue… what we know, what we don’t know, what we’re still trying to determine and management suggestions to help avoid the problem in 2018.  Anthony Drew, IFAS, University of Florida, Levy County.

Dealing with the projected chlorothalonil shortages for 2018.  Research data dealing with some older chemistries and their utilization in an effective disease management program.  Dr. Albert Culbreath, Plant Pathologist, University of Georgia.

The facts concerning the use of fumigants for management of Fusarium wilt in watermelons.  Dr. Josh Freeman, University of Florida.


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