Friday, March 22, 2013

Woodpecker Program At Museum

Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Presentation

CLEWISTON, FL. -- Hendry-Glades Audubon will host a free public program, “Return of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker to the John G. and Susan H. Dupuis, Jr. Wildlife and Environmental Area”, on Monday April 8 at 7 p. m. at the Clewiston Museum located at 109 Central Avenue Clewiston, Florida.

FWC Biologist, Valerie Sparling will present this informative presentation on the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker. Valerie Sparling is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation biologist at the DuPuis Management Area and has been at DuPuis for the last fourteen years.

During her time at DuPuis Valerie has been responsible for the re-introduction of the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker. She also supervises hunts and conducts surveys of wading birds, eagles and other wildlife on the area.

Valerie is originally from New Jersey where she earned her BS degree in Natural Resources from Rutgers University. She then went on to get her MS degree in wildlife biology from the University of Georgia studying the effects of varioussilvicultural treatments on wildlife and their habitat.

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