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

March 2014 Speaker

Our March speaker will be Mr. Tad Fyock. This is Tad’s third presentation to SEVAS and he has proven to be a popular speaker.  He is originally from the Northwest and earned a BA in Geology from Oregon State University and an MS in Geology at University of Washington.  After graduation Tad joined the U.S. Army and spent 2 years in Germany.  After the service, he spent thirty years as a Petroleum Geologist for Texaco, working on projects all over the world.

Tad retired in 1994 and moved to Bethune Beach in Volusia County.  In retirement, he has devoted his time to bird sculpture, interpreting and portraying bird personalities and behavior in wood.  Tad has won numerous awards for his pieces at art shows throughout Florida and last year donated a beautiful sculpture of a Peregrine Falcon to SEVAS, which we raffled at the Space Coast Birding Festival.  His work is in collections throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.  He teaches bird sculpture at John Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina and at the Treasure Island Art League in Tampa / St. Petersburg.  He is also a resident artist at The Hub on Canal in New Smyrna Beach.

Over the past several years, Tad has taken up photography and now devotes more and more time to that passion, again specializing in birds and nature.

Last March, Tad with Beth and Ken Gunn went on a three week safari in Kenya, followed by a few days in Rwanda to see Mountain Gorillas and the Golden Monkeys.  This presentation will be a selected group of photographs Tad took during the Kenya part of the trip.  He will show photographs of everything from the rift valley and Maasai tribesmen to lions, cheetahs and Secretary Birds.  It will be a great show.

Come and bring a friend.  Free cookies!