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October: Perch @ TAS

October: Perch @ TAS

October: Perch @ TAS

October, 2015

Tree Trimming Season
Featured Event
Art Nite Reception @ TAS
#TASBirding Calendar
Matching Challenge
October Calendar
South Miami Art Walk
Art Nite @ Reception at TAS
Eco Restoration: Porter Russell
Paddle Out! Day Trip
Paddle Out! Full Moon
Free Urban Planning Webinar
Climate March
Eco Restoration: Steinberg Nature Center
Hold the Line Action
Conservation Committee
Recent Accomplishments Made with Your Support! 

Support CutRite

The Birds Thank Mark Howell  of Cut Rite Tree Servicefor his surgical, in-kind care of TAS’s treasured oak trees.

Mark stepped up for the birds this year in a huge way by saving TAS a few thousand dollars in tree work. He surgically and thoughtfully trimmed back oaks overhanging the historic Doc Thomas House and the chickee in advance of hurricane season. He has been trimming trees in Miami for more than 30 years, is an owner/operater who does the trimming himself, and also provides stump grinding.Mark is a native South Miamian who is dedicated to restoring native habitat. He has returned a large portion of his family’s historic homestead on the corner of Red Road and SW 64 Street to Pine Rockland, and he serves in an as-needed advisory role to TAS. Come winter, he is a great resource for fire wood, too.Mark suggests trimming your non-fruit-bearing trees between October and April. Fruit-bearing trees should be tended immediately after the last fruit falls (but not trimmed yearly).If you are in need of a load of clean mulch, Mark can occasionally deliver it gratis depending on your location. This saves disposal dollars, keeps precious organic material out of landfills, helps enrich our soils and minimizes our irrigation needs.

Cut Rite Tip:
“Trim non-fruit-bearing trees between October and April. Fruit-bearing trees should be tended immediately after the last fruit falls (but not trimmed yearly)”.
Patronize Cut Rite. It’s the TAS thing to do.
 [email protected] or 305.661.1453

Art Nite Reception @TAS

Friday, October 09, 6-9pm (Part of SOMI ArtWalk)

Terry Arroyo Mulrooney “Shy” Exhibit

hangs through October

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The period parlor at our Nationally Registered Historic  headquarters is transformed into a vibrantart gallery during TAS’s own Art Nite, when Artist Terry Arroyo Mulrooney will be showcasing “SHY,” an exhibition hanging at TAS through October. Visit our Historic Headquarters, where TAS members can park for free. Thirty percent of the proceeds from the sale of all art benefit Tropical Audubon Society.

Bird Bar will be Open per usual
Tropical Audubon Society 5530 Sunset Dr., Miami, Fl 33143

October in the Field

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Saturday, October 10, 7:30-11am

Bill Boeringer will lead birders through A.D. Barnes Park. Enter on SW 72nd Ave. just north of Bird Rd. (SW 40th St.), turn left at the T intersection and park in spaces on either side of the road. Meet at 7:30am, returning at approximately 11:00am. No fee.

Sunday, October 11, 7:30-11am
Stephen Paez will lead birders through Kendall Indian Hammock Park. Meet at 7:30am at the parking area at the east end of the ballfields. Return is at approximately 11:00am. No fee.

Sunday, October 11, 9am-noon
Angel and Mariel Abreu will lead young birders and their parents through A.D. Barnes Park. Enter on SW 72nd Ave. just north of Bird Rd. (SW 40th St.), turn left at the T intersection and park in spaces on either side of the road. Meet at 9:00am, returning at approximately 12:00pm. No fee.

Saturday, October 24, 8am-noon

John Boyd will lead this all day carpool trip. Meet in the parking lot of the Coe Visitor Center at Everglades National Park at 8:00am. There is an entrance fee to the park. Bring lunch.

Saturday, October 31 (Boo!), 8am-3pm 
Paul Bithorn will lead this carpool trip. Meet at 8:00am at the airboat concession on the north side of Tamiami Trail (US 41), one mile west of the Shark Valley entrance. There is an entrance fee to Shark Valley. Bring lunch. Bird at your own risk… bwaaahahahaha!

October Matching Challenge

With Your Support, we continue to:

The Club generously matches up to $100,000 for all gifts and memberships made to TAS through October. 
Your timely GIFT is critically needed.

1. Put constant pressure on regulatory agencies to ensure that Florida Power and Light (FPL) cleans up its pollution and offers mitigation for damage to Biscayne Bay2. Work with Miami-Dade County to increase Sea Level Rise adaptation and mitigation work in this year’s budget3. Work toward Smart Growth, expanding Public Transit and anti-sprawl management practices through our Hold the Line Coalition4. Ensure that next year, Amendment 1 dollars actually go to purchase, restore and manage land to reflect the wishes of 75% of Florida Voters

SOMI Art Walk

Perch at TAS on the second Friday 
of every month during Art Walk Season!
Bird Bar will be Open, as usual 😉

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Eco-Restoration Day
Porter Russell Pine Rockland
Saturday, October 10, 8-noon

Help TAS steward the Porter Russell Pine Rockland, an 8-acre property in South Miami-Dade County, one of the few remaining tracts of globally imperiled Pine Rockland habitat remaining outside of Everglades National Park. Learn More
Porter Russell Pine Rockland Preserve 22100 SW 124th Ave,Miami, Fl 33170 

Paddle Out from Chapman Field
Sunday, October 11, 9:30am-1:30pm

This leisurely Paddle Out on Biscayne Bay will remind you of why we live here in the first place. BYO food and drink to enjoy as we paddle across the bay. 
Minimum age 9 years, accompanied by an adult. Wear closed-toe water shoes, long sleeves, swimwear recommended.  A $50 donation per paddler ($25 for TAS members) includes Paddle Out map, sticker and annual TAS membership. 
Saturday, October 24, 4pm-8pm

Don’t you think the world is more magical by moonlight?  We sure do!  Join us for an evening of kayaking, birding and catching up with friends.  We will launch from Chapman Field and paddle out to the bay to watch the sunset.  It is a leisurely paddle and everyone is encouraged to bring food and drink to enjoy while we float and bask in the moonlight.  We paddle back by the light of the moon (there will be glow sticks!).

Minimum age to participate is 9 years old with guardian. Wear closed-toe water shoes, long sleeves, swimwear, and bug repellent. Bring food and drink. 

Webinar:  Citizens Organizing 
for Positive Community Change
Wednesday, October 14, noon-1:30pm

TAS Executive Director Laura Reynolds is speaking at 1000 Friends of Florida free October webinar focusing on how Floridians can organize for positive community change. Using case studies and step-by-step “how-to’s” , speakers will share effective strategies to mobilize citizens, build coalitions, get and keep media attention, persuade elected officials, raise funds and more. The webinar will conclude with a question and answer period.

Wednesday, October 14, 5pm 

Steinberg Nature Center @ TAS
Saturday, October 17, 8:30am-noon

Get your daily dose of Vitamin D & a full body Work Out! 

Volunteer to Get Your Hands Dirty! (We provide gloves!)

 Tropical Audubon Society: 5530 Sunset Dr., Miami, Fl, 33143

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County Planning & Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, October 19, 10am 

Join us at the County’s Planning Advisory Board meeting to  oppose the expansion of the UDB.  We must show broad community support for HOLD THE LINE with an excellent turnout at the meeting.

Stephen P. Clark Center 111 NW 1st Street Miami, FL 33128 

For more information about the community sign-on letter or the PAB meeting, please contact

Conservation Committee Meeting @TAS
Wednesday, October 28, 7-9:30pm

We come together to do the little things that make a big difference, and to tackle the big things that take a village on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Help us peck away at the challenging conservation issues of our time. With your assistance, we can build capacity, infrastructure and increase our reach!  
Please collaborate in and contribute to our Mission to conserve South Florida’s wildlife, habitats and natural resources. You don’t need to be a scientist or TAS member to know that clean water, green space and solar energy are good things. 

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