3747Journey through Australia: Birds, Mammals, Landscapes, People
- Mar 4, 2010Slide presentation on Thursday, March 18, 7 p.m., Ukiah Civic Center
Roger Foote, retired biologist and former president of Peregrine
Audubon Society, spent nine weeks in Australia last fall traveling
from the tropics in the north to the temperate zone in the south. He
will give a slide presentation of his trip on Thursday, March 18 at 7
p.m. at the Ukiah Civic Center. The program, which will include some
video and audio features, will focus primarily on Australia's
interesting and beautiful birds, but will also include Australia's
three classes of mammals (monotremes, marsupials, and placentals) as
well as other forms of wildlife such as crocodiles and crayfish.
"It's an incredible countrybiologically very different from ours,"
says Foote. "Everything there seems exotic, including the foliage and
the people. Their hospitality is amazing." Black Swans, Little Penguins, and
Megapodes are but a few of the many unusual birds Foote photographed.
His mammalian scores include Wallabies, Kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils
and Quolls (the last two are carnivorous marsupials).
This Peregrine Audubon Society presentation is free to the public,
though donations will be welcome. The Ukiah Civic Center is at 300
Seminary Avenue. To join Peregrine Audubon Society and receive a
newsletter with regular announcements about programs and field trips,
please send $15 to PAS, P.O. Box 311, Ukiah, CA 95482. For more
information please go to www.peregrineaudubon.org.