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Volume 1 | No. 3 | August 2008   


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Fall Events continue Tall Timbers' 50th Anniversary celebration

As Tall Timbers 50th Anniversary year, 2008 has been quite eventful – from the press conference kick-off of our anniversary in February to the Grand Opening Celebration of the Jones Family Tenant Farm interpretive exhibit in May. The fall season will be just as eventful with an Alumni Party, Open House, and Fall Field planned for October. We will also resume the third Thursday Herbert Stoddard Natural History Seminars in October, with a seminar in November and December to close out the year. To see a schedule of these events, click here.

Dr. Bruce Means is the speaker for the next Herbert Stoddard Natural History Seminar

Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 PM

Topic: Eastern Diamond Back Rattlesnake: Update on 30 Years of Research

Place: E.V. Komarek Science Education Center at Tall Timbers

Dr. Bruce Means is past Director of Tall Timbers Research Station (1976-1984), Dr. Means is presently the Executive Director of the Coastal Plains Institute (since 1984) and Adjunct Professor, Florida State University Department of Biological Science (since 1976). A field ecologist with more than 45 years experience, his main research interests center on fire ecology, longleaf pine ecosystem, tropical biology, tepui ecology, biogeography, pond ecology, amphibians and reptiles, and rare and endangered species. He has published more than 250 scientific research papers, contract reports, and popular articles and is author of three books, “Priceless Florida” and “Florida, Magnificent Wilderness” about the ecology of Florida, and the just-released, “Stalking the Plumed Serpent and Other Adventures in Herpetology.” He co-produced and starred in eight documentary films for National Geographic Explorer and BBC Television. His most exciting recent research is the discovery of an unrecognized biodiversity hotspot on a previously unexplored tepui in Guyana, South America where he has found nine frogs, one giant earthworm, and two terrestrial crabs that are new to science. For further information, check out his website, <>.


Alumni Party - Saturday, October 18, 2008 | 6PM -

Tall Timbers Alumni, Christmas 1976Former Tall Timbers staff, associates, interns, volunteers & trustees are invited to an alumni Party to celebrate Tall Timbers' 50th Anniversary. The party will be on the campus of Tall Timbers. The fun begins at 6:00 PM. We are pleased to have Capital City Bank and Embarq as sponsors for the event.

Save the Date cards have been mailed to the alumni for whom we have addresses, but many of our addresses are outdated. For those whose email addresses we have, E-vites were sent August 12. If you have not received a Save the Date post card or an E-vite, please contact Dana Strickland at 850.893-4153, x264 or email her:


Open House at Tall Timbers

Sunday, October 19, 2008

1:00 - 6:00 PM

Tall Timbers Open House features fun and educational activities that will inform visitors about the purpose of Tall Timbers. The event is free and open to the public. This 50th Anniversary event will feature a concert by local troubadour Del Suggs. WCTV new anchor, Frank Ranicky will accompany Del on a few tunes. Wagon Tours of the property include a stop at the Jones Family Tenant Farm and the promise of fall wildflowers in bloom. Natural history and land conservation exhibits, bird tours, children's activities and a prescribed burn demonstration will be part of the event. Food and beverage vendors will be on hand or pack a lunch. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy the concert, which begins at 4:00 PM.

Our local CBS affiliate, WCTV, is a sponsor of our Open House. We thank them for helping us bring you our event.

Fall Field Day at Tall Timbers


Friday, October 24

The Tall Timbers Game Bird Program will get the opportunity to showcase their research at the Kate Ireland Model Quail & Conservation Area. Look for registration information in the coming weeks.


The mission of Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy is to foster exemplary land stewardship through research, conservation and education.