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Island author to discuss ‘The Changing Face of Nature’

By Staff | Feb 10, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Author Charles Sobczak will present “The Changing Face of Nature” on Feb. 19.

Award-winning Sanibel author Charles Sobczak will give one of his popular eco-tainment lectures on Feb. 19 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Captiva Memorial Library, at 11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva.

Free and open to the public, the presentation is titled “The Changing Face of Nature.”

In the lecture, Sobczak will explore how wildlife has wrapped its behavior around the urban, suburban and exurban environments that humans have created over the past hundred years. Included in the new urban habitat are animals such as the raccoon, coyote, white-tailed deer, birds such as the fish crow and cowbirds, and their predators like the falcon. Sobczak will also note how much humans 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.

The presentation will be followed with a question-and-answer session.

Copies of Sobczak’s books, including the new 2020 edition of “The Living Gulf Coast – A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida,” will be made available after the lecture.

PHOTO PROVIDED “The Living Gulf Coast — A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida” by Charles Sobczak.

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. “The Living Gulf Coast” won the gold medal award from the Florida Publishers Association in 2011.

For more information, call 239-533-4890 or visit www.leelibrary.net.