It is one of the great joys in my life that I work so closely with conservation champions across the State of Florida. I felt this deeply in October, when we came together for the first inperson Assembly since 2019, spotting birds, celebrating wins, and discussing important tools for protecting birds and natural resources. I know I left with renewed hope and enthusiasm for both Audubon Florida’s work as well as the substantial efforts of the 45 chapters in our Sunshine State network.
Assembly was, however, bittersweet, as we keenly felt the absence of two board members who passed away this summer. Ann Harwood-Nuss and Scott Taylor dedicated their time, expertise, and gifts to Audubon Florida and the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey to create a better future for birds and the people who love them. We will dearly miss their keen intellect, their vision for the future, and their participation on our board. We strive to honor their memory with our efforts in the coming years.