Natural History Speaker Series presents "Florida's Mangroves"
a talk by Dr. Gary Raulerson
Mangrove forests protect our coasts from erosion and storm surge, improve water quality by filtering out pollutants and are nurseries for fish, crustaceans and wading birds. Join us as our speaker, an ecologist and mangrove expert, discusses the value of these trees and their role in coastal ecosystems. Find out more!
ABOUT DR. GARY RAULERSON:
Dr. Gary Raulerson, Ecologist at the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, formerly worked for Florida's Aquatic Preserve program and as Assistant Director of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve near St. Augustine. He also served as the program scientist for the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program. He earned his undergraduate from the University of Florida and graduate degrees from the Univerisity of Kentucky and Louisiana State University.
ABOUT NATURAL HISTORY SPEAKER SERIES:
The Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department present the Natural History Speaker Series, a program that offers fascinating presentations on the natural and cultural history of Florida by individuals who are authorities in their fields.
Second Tuesday from September through April at 7 PM
Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve