Petie Szabo was active in the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society on Long Island for many years prior to retiring from teaching and moving to Raleigh. She really appreciates the variety of activities and the high quality of the presentations in the monthly meetings that Wake Audubon offers to the public.
Michael is responsible for compiling the monthly e-newsletter. He loves books and the outdoors. His hobbies include exploring how cultural representations of avifauna in art, literature, folklore, etc. can be used as a gateway for attracting more people to birding and conservation.
Mary is a biologist for Three Oaks Engineering where she conducts surveys for endangered plants and flying critters, but they are the furry kind, not the feathered kind. She likes to grow native plants and edible plants, both of which are enjoyed by the local deer a great deal. She is co-chair of the NC Bat Working Group.
Ernie is a stream mapper for the NC Department of Environmental Quality. He loves being outdoors and participating in various citizen science projects including the Volunteer Stream Monitoring program for the City of Raleigh and the Neighborhood Box Turtle Watch and Nest Watch programs for the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. On rare occasions, one can hear him play his violin.
As a long-time certified habitat steward with the National Wildlife Federation, Rick has a passion for Audubon’s Plants for Birds program and cultivating native habitat that sustains our local biodiversity. Rick’s career spans research, facilitation, branding and marketing, the combination of which he applies in his role on the board. A past president of our chapter, Rick’s focus this year is on environmental education among grade school students through National Audubon’s Audubon Adventures offerings, and building awareness about our chapter in our community.
Alexia is a clinical psychologist who works for the non-profit organization Easter Seals UCP. She enjoys volunteering, backyard birding and gardening. She is especially excited to combine all of these interests in Audubon’s bird-friendly native gardening initiative and encouraging others to grow more native plants.
Board meetings are open to all. The board meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm at the Prairie Ridge Research Laboratory at 1671 Gold Star Dr, Raleigh. Check with one of the officers before coming to confirm the day and location as they occasionally have to be changed.
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