Most of you have heard me mention that I’ve been on “house arrest,” via my doctor’s orders since Valentine’s Day, or thereabouts. Seven months of staying home. All day. Every day. (I’m in triple high risk group for that wretched virus I can’t even stand to see the name of anymore.) Well, the good news is, it’s just possible I might be able to get out of jail now and then, starting very soon! And I just have to share the news with you, especially if you live in central Florida.
DeBary Hall Historic Site
My two main venues for my wildlife talks are the Enterprise Museum and DeBary Hall Historic Manor. DeBary Hall called me recently to let me know they’d been given permission to start programs up again, under strict health guidelines. They have two fairly large areas wherein social distancing can be maintained pretty easily, and after chatting with the program director, I decided it sounded doable. Therefore, if the situation remains stable, I have agreed to give a program on Sunday, October 11, at 1:00, in the converted stable area. (A great place to do larger presentations.)
By request, I’ll be speaking about Central Florida’s Fabulous Snakes, one of my most popular subjects. This talk is always a lot of fun, and is NOT intended to convince anyone they should enjoy snakes as much as I do. Rather, the most important aspect of the talk is to share the very easiest ways to identify the few snakes that might be harmful. (Hint. It doesn’t involve poetry, which nobody can ever remember correctly anyway. And it doesn’t involve very many species of snakes, either, because we don’t have that many in central Florida that can cause bodily harm.)
At some point, I will do a condensed version of the slide show here as part of #WildlifeWednesday, but today, I just wanted to say how grateful and happy I am to be looking forward to giving a talk again. Before things went haywire, I had 25 programs scheduled this year. I got to give ONE talk, and then everything shut down. So this is something I’m super excited to be planning on, if all goes well. And barring any hitches, I’ll have have a November and a December program at the Hall, too. (Enterprise Museum is a much smaller venue and is tentatively thinking about an outdoor event in late November, but more on that another day.)
If you live in this area, I hope you’ll consider joining us for this talk. Due to the safety restrictions, it’s reservations-only, limited to 15 attendees. (Chairs will be spaced at least 6′ apart, etc.) If interested, call 386-668-3840.
And if you don’t live here, but would like to learn a bit about this subject, stay tuned. As I mentioned, I will definitely be including this one in my future posts.
See You Then, One Place or the Other!