St. Lucie Audubon Society

Wild Turkeys

Wild Turkeys showed up on the bus trip, as they have in the past. (John Imperato)

FEB. 15, 2014, SLAS FIELD TRIP REPORT
ADAMS RANCH FUNDRAISER

Bud "Alto" Adams Jr

Alto "Bud" Adams Jr.

Bud's Museum

Inside museum

(John Imperato)

A beautiful clear and sunny morning was a great start for our trip to the Adams Ranch.  The first group boarded the bus driven by Mike Adams.  Among the wildlife seen were White-tailed deer, Roseate Spoonbills, American Kestrels, Wild Turkeys, Wilson’s Snipe, Glossy Ibis, Kingfishers, Tree Swallows, Sandhill Cranes (both native and migrant)  Red-shouldered Hawks, Eastern Meadowlarks, American Coots, Gallinules, Mottled Ducks, Woodstorks, Ospreys, Snowy Egret, Big and Little Blue Herons, Northern Caracara, and of course, gators. 

Breakfast was prepared by Jane and Gene Rowley and was delicious – consisting of fresh coffee, orange juice, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage patties, fresh fruit and pastries. Many people had second helpings!

Alto “Bud” Adams, Jr.,  joined us for breakfast and was most hospitable, spending time telling the folks the history of the ranch and then opening up his museum for more detailed conversations. 

Having recently published another book - “The Old Florida”, he brought out a box of them and graciously agreed to autograph any ones that people purchased – and then donated the proceeds to the St. Lucie Audubon Society.

Another great day at the Adams Ranch!

Photos by Richard Lynch, except as noted

Breakfast

Northern Caracara

Northern Caracara

 

Wading birds

Roseate Spoonbills, Great Egrets, a Great Blue Heron are among the gang at the watering hole.

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