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Lunch & Learn: Florida Burrowing Owl Research & Conservation
March 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Presenter: Alli Smith, M.S. Student | Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida
Topic: Florida Burrowing Owl Research + Conservation
Burrowing owls are listed as “State Threatened,” and are currently under threat from habitat loss in Southwest Florida. These charismatic little raptors live in grassy areas ranging from cattle fields to baseball parks, and can be found living alongside humans in Marco Island. Join University of Florida graduate student Alli Smith to learn about burrowing owl biology and current research, and local citizen science and conservation efforts.
Lunch & Learn lectures are held periodically throughout the year. Presentations feature professionals from throughout our region speaking on a variety of science or natural history topics.
Lunch & Learns are held in the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Blair Audubon Visitor Center classroom from noon to 1 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches or purchase food and drinks from the Gallery Cafe. This ongoing lecture series is offered at no charge beyond the regular boardwalk admission fee. Time is allowed for questions or discussion.