Everglades restoration updates, state and federal legislative decisions, and species spotlights are featured in the Summer 2023 edition of Audubon Florida’s award-winning magazine, the Naturalist, published this month.
The issue features stories from around the state: In the northeast, communities are working to build resiliency in the face of flooding and other natural disasters. In Osceola county, Bald Eagles thrive, but as the population (both eagle and human) soars, new problems arise. In Brevard county, Florida Scrub-Jay advocates ensure a critical habitat remains in place for the state’s only endemic species, while in Volusia county, an Audubon chapter celebrates 100 years. Across Florida, the state legislative session had far-reaching impacts for Everglades restoration, land acquisitions, and more. And along both coasts, volunteer bird stewards spend the hottest months of the year protecting vulnerable sea and shorebirds during their nesting season.
Also announced in the issue is the 2023 Audubon Florida Assembly: Conservation in a Changing Landscape, held in person for the first time since 2019 (last year’s event was canceled in the wake of Hurricane Ian). Held at the Sheraton Tampa Brandon on October 26 through 28, the event will feature learning sessions, awards, field trips, and more for Audubon members, staff, and volunteers from across the state.
Published three times each year, The Naturalist showcases the state’s important natural systems and Audubon’s efforts to protect them. Download the Summer 2023 edition of The Naturalist now.