You are invited to an Anhingas Zoom presentation by Dr. Jerome A. Jackson, professor emeritus, Florida Gulf Coast University. The presentation will be held on Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. and will include adaptations and behavior for life in Florida swamps. The presentation is hosted by Hendry-Glades Audubon.
Anhingas are characteristic of freshwater habitats in the Southeast and are nowhere more common than in South Florida — yet their behavior and ecology are not well known. In this presentation, Jackson will focus on their nesting, chick development, some of their unusual, previously unknown behaviors, physical characteristics, and problems that they face.
Jackson is Professor Emeritus of Ecological Sciences and former Whitaker Eminent Scholar in Science at Florida Gulf Coast University, and a professor emeritus at Mississippi State University. Jackson’s expertise focuses on forest and coastal ecosystems, bird management issues associated with aviation and the history of ornithology. He is author/editor of 25 books and more than 300 articles in the professional and popular literature. Jackson has hosted a daily public radio feature in Southwest Florida called “With the Wild Things” for the past 20 years. He is a world-renowned researcher and teacher.