Clay County Birder

At the member meetings on the second Wednesday of each month, the Activities Committee schedules topics of interest. Paul Grybb, an At-Large Director for the Duval Audubon Society, encompassing Clay County, was our guest speaker at the October 11 meeting. Paul was a former Clay County educator for 20 years and now works with the County’s Parks and Recreation Department. Paul’s presentation was very informative and entertaining. He shared that he became a “birder” during COVID, because he didn’t like being cooped up inside, and started hiking and searching for different bird species. As an aside, Paul also shared that he probably wasn’t a very good Zoom educator because he needed interaction with others. Paul has traveled throughout the State of Florida in search of an elusive bird, even going to Tallahassee several times. Some of his favorite Clay County spots to spot birds are Gold Head State Park and Camp Chowenwaw. He shares his photos online via his instagram account- Clay County Birder. Paul answered numerous questions and is agreeable to a future outing with the members to bird-watch.