The Great Florida Invasion: From Pepper to Pythons Presented by Author Charles Sobczak

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The Great Florida Invasion: From Pepper to Pythons Presented by Author Charles Sobczak Thursday March 1, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Join us on Thursday, March 1 at 6 pm when author and lecturer Charlie Sobczak returns to Copperfish Books with a new wildlife presentation entitled “The Great Florida Invasion: From Pepper to Pythons.” This event is free to attend. RSVP to (941) 205-2560 or From the first medieval pigs abandoned in Florida in 1521 through the invasion of lionfish, this presentation looks at how these escaped or introduced species have impacted the indigenous flora, fauna and sea life of the Sunshine State. With information derived from his award-winning book The Living Gulf Coast: A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida, author Charles Sobczak takes a sobering look at everything from the Burmese python to Brazilian pepper. Other invasive species included in the presentation will be Australian pines, iguanas, starlings, Tilapia and nutria. Sobczak will discuss possible solutions and warn of other, even more harmful animals that could impact Florida in the years to come. Charlie Sobczak has been a featured lecturer with Road Scholar and has presented to the The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, The Harvard Club and Sarasota Sierra Club, among others. Charlie’s lectures are memorable for their relevance and sense of humor. He lives in Sanibel, Florida.

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