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PRAS Meeting Thurs. Nov. 21, 2019 – Master Naturalist Kate Borduas presents “Myths and

Peace River Audubon meeting Thurs. November 21, 2019 First Alliance Church, 20444 Midway Blvd, Port Charlotte FL

6:30 p.m. Snacks and social time 7 p.m. Meeting and speaker

Explore the “Myths and Mysteries of Bird Migration” with Master Naturalist Kate Borduas. For most of history people observed that birds disappeared in cold weather – but no one knew where they went or why. Some amazing theories were floated about what birds go up to while out of sight. Modern ornithologists have now learned a great deal about the “How and Why” of migration and the truth is every bit as amazing as those earlier fictions. Kate will unlock some of the real mysteries behind some of the greatest journeys on earth. For countless millennia birds have successfully employed multiple tools to navigate their way over vast stretches of land and sea. But sadly, the recent advances in technology together with the effects of climate disruption have interfered with these successes with devastating results.

Kate Borduas is a self-described “Adult-onset” Naturalist. A transplant from coastal Maine, she is trained as a Florida Master Naturalist and as a nationally Certified Interpretive Guide. Following a life-long, long-distance love affair with nature, Kate is delighted to be living the life of a naturalist full time. Kate gives frequent walks and talks in Charlotte and Sarasota Counties with a specific focus on Scrub Habitat and the Endangered Florida Scrub Jay. As a naturalist and guide, Kate is committed to sharing with other the hidden wonders of nature all around us. Kate was the recipient of Sarasota County Parks “Volunteer of the Year” award in 2018. She is the President of SunCoast Friends of Florida Master Naturalists.

All are welcome.

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