Please join us as Blair and Dawn Witherington share illustrated stories from their newly updated book, Florida’s Living Beaches Second Edition. Blair and Dawn Witherington are professional naturalists. Blair is a researchscientist with Inwater Research Group and University of Florida. He earned baccalaureate and master’s degrees in biology from the University of Central Florida and a doctorate in zoology from University of Florida. In 35 years of research, he has contributed numerous scientific articles and book chapters on sea turtle biology and sandy beaches. Dawn is a graphic design artist and scientific illustrator trained at the Art Institutes of Colorado and Ft. Lauderdale. Her art and design are prominent in natural history books, posters, exhibits, and a line of sea-themed greeting cards.
Together, Blair and Dawn have merged their art, writing, photography, and design within a number of projects, including several books on beaches, seashells, and sea turtles. Blair and Dawn have sought to satisfy beachcomber’s curiosity within four books on southeastern US beaches. Subjects include beach processes, plants, animals, minerals, and man-made objects. During the presentation, Blair and Dawn will delve into the popular mysteries that abound and questions beachcombers often ask, including “What is this odd creature? How did this strange item get here? Why does the beach look this way?” As ever-changing ribbons of sand,our beaches foster unique life forms and accept beguiling castaways from a vast marine wilderness.
In their presentation Blair and Dawn suggest a series of “quests” to highlight one’s beach combing journey and to show how each visit to a beach is unique. Join Blair and Dawn in the Woman’s Club Room for an exclusive book purchase and signing opportunity immediately following the presentation.
SAVE THE DATE– Dawn & Blair Witherington’s Our Sea Turtles Program January26, 2021. BIPS hopes for sponsors for both programs 2020 and 2021. If you would like to sponsor, please visit www.barrierislandparkssociety.org or call 941-964-0060.