Ales and Wild Tails: Shorebird Stewardship

Please join us on October 11 as the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges team up with The Ale and the Witch to bring you environmental education, conversation and beer!

We’ll be in the plaza, and this month’s event will feature a presentation by Jessica Lewis and Holley Short with Audubon Florida. Jessica and Holley will regale the crowd with stories of saving nesting shorebirds from predators of all kinds. They will also speak about the conservation efforts going on throughout the county and invite you to be a part of the multifaceted solution to protect our shorebirds.

Holley Short is a Florida native currently residing in St. Petersburg. She is Audubon’s Stewardship and Monitoring Project Manager for Pinellas County. Jessica Lewis is a seasonal Shorebird Stewardship Coordinator within Anclote Key Preserve and surrounding islands. Between the two of them, they cover hundreds of miles of beach habitat and monitor thousands of shorebirds throughout the Suncoast region.

The event is free, and the beer is affordable and delicious. Check the beer menu at the Ale and the Witch’s website:

Photo of piping plover by Zak Pohlen/Flickr.