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Butterflies & Birds with Harty & Whiteside

  • key West Garden Club 1100 White Street Key West, FL, 33040 United States (map)
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Butterflies & Birds with Harty & Whiteside at Feb 7 Florida Keys Audubon


The Florida Keys Audubon Society will hold the February edition of its monthly speaker series on Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Key West Garden Club, 1100 Atlantic Boulevard.

The speakers will be Beryn Harty and Dr. Mark Whiteside who will give a presentation called “Flutterers and Fly-Bys: A Virtual Walk.” Harty will surprise Whiteside with mixed images of birds and butterflies; Whiteside will identify the species, talk abut their habits, where they can be seen, and other aspects of their life histories. 

Whiteside, a life-long birdwatcher, is president of the FKAS. He is also Medical Director of the Florida Department of Health for Monroe County. Harty is broad-based naturalist, nature walk leader, and nature photographer. She is also a realtor. 

“I’ve been a birder since I was about 7 years old - someone gave me a Golden Guide to birds, and it caught my imagination. I'm a public health doctor - birding and butterflying are my avocation, not my vocation, and I like it like that,” said Whiteside. 

“I fell in love with birds after seeing a Blue-Footed Booby special when about eight years old. Last year I had a chance to see them live in the Galapagos, which was a dream fulfilled!” said Harty.

Admissions is free and open to anyone who is interested.

For more information email or leave a voicemail at 305-771-5807.




Caption: Beryn Harty and Dr. Mark Whiteside, who will be speaking at the Florida Keys Audubon Speaker Series on  February 7.


Credit: Contributed

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