The St. Augustine Art Association presents a free Bird Talk on Friday, August 4 at 7pm, featuring Audubon Florida Ecologist Chris Farrell. The lecture, entitled World Travelers: Unlocking the Mystery of Bird Migration, will explore amazing stories of some of the best-traveled bird species.
From Tierra del Fuego and Barbados to Fire Island and Newfoundland, many birds are shared among cultures and across large geographic regions, according to Farrell. “These connections are being understood through bird banding and geolocation and the general public can help protect birds by learning more about their fascinating migratory habits,” said Farrell.
The lecture incorporates fine art images from the current 8th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibition, on display at the St. Augustine Art Association through August 27. The exhibit includes 135 diverse pieces of nature art from across the U.S. and abroad. Some of the artists will be in attendance for the public to meet and greet. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will benefit Audubon Florida.
Before and after the lecture, children may win prizes in a free “Go Wild For Art” Scavenger Hunt,” which challenges kids to find clues in the artwork.
For more information on the lecture and the exhibition, visit www.staaa.org.