Susan Kubat and Fran Huxley, co-chairs of “Discover Tigertail”, organized and executed a delightful and successful Friends of Tigertail Beach event on Saturday, February 21, 2015.
“Discovery Tigertail” is a free family program that addresses the marine life and other wildlife that inhabit the Tigertail Beach lagoon. Specialists were from Rookery Bay, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the Marco Shell Club.
Two hundred participants enjoyed the weather and the expertise of the naturalists manning the nine information stations: shells, egg casings, turtles,butterflies, plants, sharks, birds, seining and wildlife rehabilitation.
Both adults and children participated in the scavenger “Question Quest” hunt relating to the event topics. Prizes were awarded to all participants who turned in their completed questionnaires. Bright green back-packs with FOT logo were awarded to adults, while the children selected their winnings from a basket of fun prizes. Thank you to all who attended and hope you join us again next year!
Many of the adults who enjoyed the experience decided to becomemembers of Friends of Tigertail Beach. All tax deductible membership fees are allocated to summer science scholarships for children. If you are interested in membership and would like to investigate FOT activities, kindly visit the website at www.FriendsofTigertail.com.
Tigertail Information Stations:
- Egg Casings – Dan Orfan
- Shells – Joan Robbins – Marco Island Shell Club
- Turtles – Mary Nelson
- Wildlife Rehabilitation – Jean Hartman – Conservancy
- Butterflies – Linda Colombo
- Plants – Ken Kubat
- Sharks – Jeannine Windsor – Rookery Bay
- Birds – Beverly Anderson – Rookery Bay
- Seining – Jennifer Bobka – Rookery Bay