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The Pelican Island Audubon Society will publish Reflections of Blue Cypress Photographs, History, and Poems of the Headwater Lake of the St. Johns River. Second Edition authored by Dr. Richard H. and Dr. Juanita N. Baker. The book provides a reflective and artistic perspective of Blue Cypress Lake today, taking readers on a journey to one of Florida's natural treasures. Since 1990, the Bakers have visited Blue Cypress Lake many times, often spending the night listening to a steady chorus of frogs and an occasional owl and gator. Rising before the sun, they witnessed the early changing light, and photographed and savored each moment on the lake. Their book includes photographs and poems, and provides a vivid and factual account of the lake's history. By publishing Reflections of Blue Cypress, Baker's beautiful tribute to people everywhere who are interested in wildlife, conservation, natural history, photography, or experiencing a Florida special place, Audubon hopes to: 1 Enhance awareness of the unique natural environment of Indian River County, Florida 2 Advocate preserving what is left of our remaining precious habitat and native species 3 Illustrate the delicate balance of nature and the tremendous impact that even slight human influences can have 4 Describe the unique circumstances that have preserved this lake, encouraging us to take action immediately to make a difference 5 Increase public awareness of our chapter's goals 6 Raise funds to support the chapter's education and environmental activities Audubon is honored to have Dr. George Schaller of the Wilderness Conservation Society write the forward for the book. George Schaller's studies in Africa, the Himalayas, Tibet, China, and South America have been the bases for his numerous scientific and popular writings. The winner of several awards, including the National Book award, he has authored 15 books, including The Serengeti Lion, Stones of Silence, The Year of the Gorilla, and The Last Panda. The Pelican Island Audubon Society is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society dedicated to the preservation and protection of animals, plants, and natural communities in Indian River County through advocacy, education, and public awareness.