Tropical Audubon Observed its 75th Anniversary with a series of special events over the Earth Day Weekend. Photos capture some of the more memorable moments

Birdstock: More than 250 music lovers gathered on the society’s Steinberg Nature Center campus on April 23 to enjoy a Birdstock playbill brimming with acoustic artists.

Bubbly and Bites: High Piners Marsha and David Smith belly up to the Bird Bar for flutes of Domaine Carneros Brut poured by Event Chair Elizabeth Smith. The Napa Valley sparkler flowed liberally at Tropical Audubon Society’s 75th Anniversary Bubbly & Bites Birthday Bash on April 22 thanks to presenting sponsor Republic National Distributing Company.

Grant Livingston: A delightful folk performance by renowned artist Grant Livingston enchanted the throngs gathered under the Audubon oaks on April 24 for Tropical Audubon Society’s annual Members Migration. Livingston’s brand of signature storytelling about South Florida’s natural places aligns with the conservation organization’s Mission: Conserve and restore South Florida ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats.

Craig Grossenbacher: Former Miami-Dade County Assistant Attorney Randy Duvall (left) presents the Daniel Beard Government Conservation Award to Craig Grossenbacher (center), the MDC/RER-DERM Chief of Water Resources Coordination Division, at the historic Doc Thomas House that serves as Tropical Audubon Society headquarters. TAS President José Francisco Barros (right) hosted the April 24 Members Migration festivities.

Lloyd Brown: Zoo Miami Ambassador Ron Magill (left) presents the Polly Redford Citizen Conservation Award to Wildlife Rescue of Dade County founder Lloyd Brown, at Tropical Audubon Society’s annual Members Migration on April 24. The two friends both graduated from Palmetto High School and share a lifelong passion for wildlife.

Luis Gonzalez: Tropical Audubon Society (TAS) Field Trip Coordinator and executive board member Brian Rapoza presents the Board Appreciation Award to TAS Field Guide Luis Gonzalez, at the society’s annual Members Migration on April 24.

Jim Kushlan: Members Migration attendees were treated to an Everglades National Park book talk by coauthors James Kushlan and Kirsten Hines. Their presentation took folks on a photographic journey through the history of the Everglades as depicted in their new book. The two distinguished South Florida history and nature authors were introduced by Alan Scott, Chief for Interpretation, Education and Outreach at Everglades National Park.

Captioned photos provided by Tropical Audubon Society


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