January Membership Meeting: Madagascar!

January Membership Meeting:  Madagascar!
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Grab your binoculars and comfortable walking shoes and join Holly Nelson, Alasdair Stewart and their 9-year-old Lexie for a slice of their tour of Madagascar. They traveled there in the fall and will try to showcase the incredible beauty and biodiversity of Earth’s “8th continent.” It is a place brimming with baobabs, interesting insects, creeping chameleons, leaping lemurs, and of course bountiful birds. They visited several national parks, including Ranomafana, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Walla Walla is a town so nice they moved here twice, once for Whitman College as students, and once to establish careers. Alasdair is a long-time editor at the Union-Bulletin, and Holly earned a PhD in psychology studying primate behavior. She has worked for the National Audubon Society and now runs an eco-minded paper business she started a decade ago. Birding is a hobby for them, one their daughter is developing an interest in, too. In the last several years they have traveled the world, exploring wildlife, art, culture and crafts, languages, food, and of course — birds. Those who are familiar with Madagascar’s conservation challenges may wonder, “Is there anything left there?” After their presentation you will know.

Long Tailed Ground Roller

Long Tailed Ground Roller

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