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CEDAR KEY
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
PRESENT... 
MAR 31 FOL RUSS Program Tram Trail poster
 
 
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CEDAR KEY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
PRESENT RUSS AHLL…
TRAM RIDGE TRAIL
BIODIVERSITY PROJECT
Russ Hall, biologist
Saturday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Cedar Key Public Library

Historically most of north Florida and the southeastern coastal plain was covered by pine savanna—open woodland with widely-spaced longleaf pines and a dense cover of grasses, low-growing shrubs, and herbaceous plants. These conditions supported a vast diversity of plants and animals. The ecosystem was protected from invading hardwood trees by periodic droughts and frequent wildfires. When pine savannas were converted to commercial forests, longleaf pines were replaced with faster-growing and densely-planted slash pines, and fires were suppressed. These pine plantations and invading deciduous forest resulted in the loss of much of the natural diversity. Management underway at the refuge seeks to recreate natural driving forces and recover lost biological diversity.

In the afternoon following the talk, those interested are invited to join the presenter and others at the refuge’s new Tram Ridge Trail to see firsthand the changes underway.

Russ Hall is a biologist who at different stages of his career has been a college professor, a research scientist, and a manager with both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey. He came to Florida in 1997 to direct the USGS Florida Caribbean Science Center. Since retiring in 2007 and sharing his time between Cedar Key and Gainesville, he has been a student, learning all he can about the alluring biology of north Florida and the Big Bend region. He has been active in the Friends of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges, and last month began a one-year term as the organization’s President. 

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COWBOY BOB
 
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Friday - March 31 - 7 PM
FREE CONCERT
 
PATCHOULI 
       &
TERRA GUITARRA
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don't miss this blend of Contemporary Folk Rock
vocal harmonies along with flamenco & jazz guitar
instrumentals in a multi-media presentation at the
Cedar Key Community Center (6th and F Streets).
6:30 snacks & brief annual meeting
Sponsored by CK Friends of the Library
 
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WINTER LECTURE
SERIES 2017
at the Cedar Key Library
February 3, 2017
 
FEBRUARY
Saturday 4, 10:30 am         Janie Veltkamp,  “Beauty and the Beak”
Saturday  11,   10:30 am    Bob Piscura,  22Days and 280 Miles on the Colorado River                    
Thursday 16   5 pm           Francis “Jack” Putz, Coastal Ecosystem Change in Florida
Saturday 18   10:30 am   Dr. Jane Brockman, Horseshoe Crabs
Thursday 23   5 pm           Janell Brush/Joseph Marchionno,  Oystercatchers
Saturday 25    10:30 am         TBA
 
MARCH
Thursday 2   5 pm         Vic Doig,  Florida Black Bears in the Big Bend Region
Saturday 4                      No program,  Open House at Lower Suwannee NWR
Thursday 9   5 pm         Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs
Saturday 11 am              CEDAR KEY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Thursday 16  5 pm        Mark Sandfoss, Cottonmouth Snakes on Seahorse Key
Saturday 18 10:30 am  Barbara Woodmansee, utterflies of North Florida
Thursday 23   5 pm       Ken Sulak, Suwannee River Sturgeon
Saturday 25  10:30 am Dr. Ken Sassaman,  New Findings in the LSNWR
Thursday 30  5 pm        John McPherson, Story of Cedar Key’s Water
 
APRIL
Saturday 1   10:30 am   Russ Hall,  Tram Trail Biodiversity Project
All library programs are FREE and open to the public.   
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