Southeast Volusia Audubon Society, P.O. Box 46, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170;

December 2010 speaker: Bob Montanaro

Our speaker for December will be Bob Montanaro.  This will be Bob’s second presentation to our club.  Three years ago Bob presented a photographic story of a pair of Osprey who nested at the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.  The pictures were beautiful and expressive and the story compelling, but, sadly, the nesting failed.  This year’s presentation is of two nesting pair and has a much more satisfactory result. 

The program provides an intimate look through still and video photography into the day-to-day activities of two pairs of nesting Osprey from the very beginning of the nesting season to the end.  The program also offers a wide exposure to the many different species of wildlife that live in the nation’s first National Wildlife Refuge.

Bob is a native Floridian and grew up in Vero Beach.  He holds a B.A. in history from the University of Central Florida and a M.A. in U.S. History from Florida State University.  More importantly from our point of view, he is a long-time volunteer at both Pelican Island & Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuges and is the current office manager for the Pelican Island Audubon Society.  He has been interested in photography and wildlife, especially the Osprey, all his life.  He maintains a website which displays many of his photographs and lists his presentation schedule.

Mark December 15 on your calendar.