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"Travels in Peru" at Monmouth Audubon meeting January 10
Birder and wildlife photographer Kevin Watson will present his program, "Travels in Peru, " at the January meeting of the Monmouth County Audubon Society, Wednesday, January 10, at 8:00 pm. the public is welcome; admission is free. The program will be held at the Knights of Columbus hall, 200 Fair Haven Road, Fair Haven. The public is welcome; attendance is free.
In addition to its rich cultural history and spectacular scenery, Peru is one of the “birdiest” countries in South America. Photographer Kevin Watson's program, “Travels In Peru,” will take the audience from Peru’s Pacific coast, to the high Andes and the center of the Inca empire, then east to the humid cloud-forest slopes, and to the edges of the Amazon basin. Tanagers, toucans and hummingbirds are among the stars of the show, but the audience will also see the world's most beautiful tern, as well as penguins and other surprises.
The presenter, Kevin Watson, is a New Jersey-based birder and photographer. He and nature writer Jim Wright are co-authors of the coffee-table book “Hawk Mountain: The World’s First Raptor Sanctuary,” about the world-famous hawk-watching site in Pennsylvania. His photographs have appeared in many local and national magazines. He is a popular presenter at local birding and nature organizations and has shared his programs on such exciting destinations as the Galapagos, Japan, Ecuador, Belize and the sub-Antarctic islands of South Georgia and the Falklands. Born in London, he currently resides in Hackensack, NJ.
Learn about American Kestrels at Monmouth Audubon meeting February 14
Zoologist Bill Pitts will present his program, "American Kestrels, " at the January meeting of the Monmouth County Audubon Society, Wednesday, February 14, at 8:00 pm, at the Knights of Columbus hall, 200 Fair Haven Road, Fair Haven. The public is welcome; admission is free.
Bill Pitts is an Assistant Zoologist with NJ Fish and Wildlife's Endangered and Non-Game Species program. Bill will discuss the evolution of the Division's American Kestrel nest box project, from its preliminary findings in 2004, to the beginning of nest box installations in 2006, to the expansion into Salem County in 2012, and the lessons learned along the way. Bill will also address the listing of American Kestrel as an Endangered Species in 2012 and the geolocator project. The NJSEA (Meadowlands) landfill issue will also be discussed, as well as the work that is being done to minimize the impact of these issues on the American Kestrel in New Jersey.
The presenter, Bill Pitts, has been an Assistant Zoologist with NJ Fish and Wildlife's Endangered and Non-Game Species program since 2005. Bill has been working with the American Kestrel project since 2012. His program promises to shed light on the state’s efforts to protect this beautiful bird in New Jersey.
Kids: Get “Back Into Nature” at Audubon Family Night program March 14
Kids of all ages can get more into nature at the Monmouth County Audubon Society’s “Family Night” program, to be held on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Knights of Columbus hall, 200 Fair Haven Road, Fair Haven. The public is welcome; admission is free.
This program, geared toward elementary-school children, will start one hour earlier than normal MCAS programs to make it more convenient for families to attend.
The "Back Into Nature Wildlife" program is an introduction to nature and provides an overall view of our wildlife kingdom. Kids will be fascinated by live mammals, a large snake, frogs, crustaceans, insects, arachnids, shells, and skulls that will be on hand to teach and excite young guests.
The “Back Into Nature” program will be presented by Rizzo’s Reptiles New Jersey. Their mission is to bring people together to appreciate and learn about our natural world through live animal presentations. The group offers many different reptile and wildlife programs that teach students of all ages about the preservation of nature, not only seeing with their own eyes but also with their sense of touch, since hands on participation is often the greatest teacher. The program promises to be fun and educational for children of all ages.
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