Dr. Juanita Baker presents Florida Birds Exposed

Pelican Island Audubon Society Photos of the Month

Tuesday, February 4th at 4:00 pm

florida-birds-exposed-cover.jpgJuanita N. Baker, Ph.D., has had a lifelong curiosity in people, birds, nature, art, and the world where she has traveled widely. Professor emerita, Florida Institute of Technology, in the School of Psychology, Juanita continues contributing to the Psychology Science Minute Podcast aired weekly on WFIT for public education, and volunteers for the American Red Cross’ Disaster Mental Health.

Juanita has had a life-long passion for birds, drawing, photography and art and enthusiastically supports Pelican Island Audubon Society working together for humans and wildlife in Indian River County.  She teaches the yearly Intensive Beginning Birding classes, writing essays on each photograph selected for Pelican Island Audubon Society’s Florida Bird Photo-of-the-Month from Nov 2009-to present. Recently, Pelican Island Audubon Society published our local author’s book, Florida Birds Exposed with over 200 photographs, compiling 51 Award winning photographers’ Photos of the Month, an Introduction to Florida birds telling of the history of Florida Birds, Why Florida has so many amazing birds, the basics of migration, habitats, threats to birds and our earth, and what we can do about it.

The heart and soul of Florida Birds Exposed is the Families of Birds, with outstanding Florida Birds’ photos where their beauty and unique behaviors and characteristics are described. A fine introductory book for birders, but also for photographers and the public who can appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of birds up close. Yet, even advanced birders can learn much from how to take a great photo to the stories and specialness of each species.