Thursday, October 8
Your chance to support the Stoddard Bird Lab and all the incredible projects featured here is coming up. BirdQuest is our annual fundraiser where contributors make a pledge for each species of birds seen by Bird Lab biologists. The event takes place October 8, on Osceola Plantation, one of the ecological gems of the Red Hills region. We’ll be birding from sunrise to sunset with a goal of raising money for a graduate assistantship ($12,500) for Jessica Cusick working on our nuthatch research.
Who Owns Water
Covey Film Festival at Tall Timbers
October 14 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An award-winning documentary by Modoc and Fourmile Media. Filmmakers and brothers Michael and David Hanson paddle source to sea along the Chattahoochee, Flint and Apalachicola Rivers into the Gulf of Mexico. View Trailer
Location: E. V. Komarek Science Education Center Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Read More
Ticks and Politics in South Florida:
The Fourth Seminole War and the Photographs of Roy Komarek
By Robert L. Crawford
This book is an account of the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation “tick war” of the early 1940s. It is illustrated with first time published photographs by Roy Komarek, an accomplished photographer, who under the direction of Herbert Stoddard and the Cooperative Quail Study Association was hired by the National Audubon Society to investigate the problem.
To learn more about this era and see rare photographs of the Seminoles and cattlemen involved in the war against the Cattle Fever Tick buy the book here.