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Award-winning Sanibel author Charles Sobczak will be giving one of his most popular eco-tainment lectures at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Captiva Memorial Library. The event is free and the public is cordially invited to attend. The power point presentation runs approximately 45 minutes with a short question and answer session to follow.
In this fascinating lecture, “The Changing Face of Nature,” Sobczak explores how wildlife has wrapped its behavior around the urban, suburban and exburan environments that we have created over the past hundred years. Included in this new urban habitat are animals such as the raccoon, coyote, white-tailed deer and birds like the fish crow, cowbirds and their predators such as the falcon. He also makes note of how much we have changed in the past several decades, moving away from shooting these animals with a gun to shooting them with a camera. How we allow these animals to live alongside us in the fastest growing habitat on earth. Copies of his books, including the new, 2020 edition of The Living Gulf Coast will be made available after the lecture. Seating is limited so plan on coming early.
Sobczak has been a featured speaker for the regional Road Scholar programs out of Boston for the past 20 years and has appeared on Book TV, NPR and Fox News. Much of the information in the presentation is derived from his non-fiction title, The Living Gulf Coast – A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida. That book won the gold medal award from the Florida Publishers Association in 2011. For additional information go to the Captiva Memorial Library website or call the library at 239-533-4890.