Flamingos are one of the symbols of the Sunshine State.
And at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, you can learn about them.
The Florida Keys Audubon Society will present an online program, “Flamingos in the Keys: What’s The Deal?”
The program will be a conversation between Dr. Steven Whitfield of Zoo Miami and FKAS Executive Director Mark Hedden.
Whitfield, a conservation biologist and researcher, is a member of a small team of scientists who have been studying the American flamingo, its history in South Florida and the Keys, as well as the species’ current status. The 4-foot-tall pink birds once were thought to be wiped out in the state, but in recent years have been shown to have a greater resiliency than expected.
“Whitfield is just such a great, compassionate and knowledgeable speaker, and he knows so much about American Flamingos and their story in the state,” Hedden said in a statement.
The conversation will take place online using Zoom. Viewing will require a computer, a digital tablet or a smart phone.
For more information, or to reserve a space, visit www.keysaudubon.org. ¦