Lynda White was an empty nester (pun intended) looking for an interesting volunteer position when she began to work at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland.

Soon the volunteer position grew into the best job anyone could dream of and she spent 16 years at the Center working with raptors and as an EagleWatch Coordinator.

Her career working with wildlife was rewarding, and at times both exciting and laugh-out-loud crazy.

During her presentation, titled “Radical Raptors: Adventures Working with Birds of Prey”, Lynda will share her experiences and fascination with these birds who play a critical role at the top of the food chain.

The audience will learn how vital raptors are to a healthy ecosystem and how they are uniquely adapted to their environment.

She’ll share tips on how to spot raptors while bird-watching and get more enjoyment out of viewing them.

Lynda and her husband Jim moved to Gulf County six years ago for some peace and quiet after living in Central Florida for 36 years.

The eight-week Tuesdays at Two lecture series is free and open to the public—and is made possible with support from the Friends of the Gulf County Public Libraries.

It will be held 2 p.m. ET each Tuesday in January and February at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library located at 100 Library Drive in Port St. Joe.

In addition to the lecture series, the library will host a performance by the Ukulele Orchestra of St. Andrews 12-1 p.m. ET Saturday, Feb. 29. For more information phone 229-8879 or visit