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Splashing Around with Pelicans
Seeing pelicans skim along our shorelines is as expected in Florida as seeing our tides curl in and out. But what do you really know about them? How can the Brown Pelican crash into the water from high heights without getting a birdy headache, or breaking into pieces? From where do the White Pelicans come during the cool fall weather and to where do they return in the spring? How are these two Florida species alike and how are they different? Join us for a talk with Sensing Nature Wildlife Biologist Jeanne Murphy to gain a deeper understanding about our pelicans, including if their populations are stable, growing or in decline, as well as what each of us can do to guarantee their survival into the future.

This webinar is recommended for adults and families (suggested ages of 7 years old and up).

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Weedon Island. Our Friends support the Weedon Island Preserve through education, preservation and protection of its habitats, ecology, and cultural history. Learn more about our Friends at https://friendsofweedonisland.org/.

Feb 19, 2022 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jeanne Murphy
Senior Wildlife Biologist @Sensing Nature
As a Senior Wildlife Biologist with over 25 years of wildlife ecology experience and a B.A. in Animal Sciences from the University of Illinois, Jeanne Murphy co-owns Sensing Nature, a Florida environmental education, ethical ecotourism and nature products company. Falling in love with Florida at a young age through her snowbird grandparents, Jeanne enjoys connecting people with natural Florida by providing outdoor experiences for conference groups; professional trainings for biologists, teachers and informal educators; hands-on field trips for youths; and interactive nature programs for youths, families, and adults. Living in the Tampa Bay area, Jeanne is passionate about instructing the UF Florida Master Naturalist Program courses, being a member of the statewide FMNP Advisory Board, as well as the Friends of Pinellas Master Naturalists Board, and trying to make positive differences in the state's natural future.