New Book Explores Local Ecological Treasure

– The secret of a hidden natural treasure, Indian River County ‘s Blue Cypress Lake , may now be out in the open. Reflections of Blue Cypress ø
Photographs, History, and Poems of the Headwater Lake of the St. Johns River , by Dr. Richard H. Baker, a mosquito biologist, and Florida Tech associate
professor of psychology, Dr. Juanita N. Baker, was just published.

The Bakers have been regular visitors to Blue Cypress Lake since 1990. They have listened to the chorus of frogs and an occasional gator in the night,
witnessed the changing light of dawn, and captured their perceptions in poems and photos. Their book is a vivid and historical account of the Blue Cypress.

The book’s publisher is the Pelican Island chapter of the Audubon Society, which will receive all proceeds from book sales. Sales will support the
chapter’s work to preserve and protect Indian River County ‘s animals, plants, and natural communities through advocacy, education, and public awareness.

For more information about Audubon or the book, or to order a copy of the book, which costs $34.95, contact the society’s office in Vero Beach at (772)

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