Sunday, January 3, 2010

Off to see the Wizard...

Well... maybe not THE Wizard but I am off to OZ for certain! I will be back on January 27th and with any luck I'll have a couple of great Albatross photos to show for it!

In February I'll be sharing some of these images with the Ohlone Audubon Society. If you are in the area, stop by! I'll see you all in February!

Date: February 2 Time: 7:30 p. m.
Place: San Leandro Community Library Karp Room
300 Estudillo Avenue (94577)

Topic: Albatross: Wanderers on Wing and Wave
Presenter: Rebecca Jackrel

Of the 22 recognized species of Albatross, only one is showing an increase in population. Three species are stable. The remaining species are in decline. From plastics to long-line fishing, the challenges facing albatross are huge but not insurmountable. Join us for a look into the world of the albatross. See the beauty, the strength and the challenges ahead and learn why American ornithologist Robert Cushman Murphy exclaimed, “I now belong to a higher cult of mortals – for I have seen the albatross.” Rebecca Jackrel will give a slide presentation about her adventures photographing albatross around the world and the conservation issues facing these amazing sea birds. She will take you to the windswept Falkland Islands to meet the incredibly adept flyers: the Black-browed Albatross and to the island paradise of Midway Atoll, where the comical and goofy Laysan and Black-footed Albatross reside. We’ll end the evening with a trip “down under” to Australia and New Zealand to meet the large Northern Royal Albatross and the introverted Shy Albatross.

To reach San Leandro Main Library from I-580, take the Estudillo exit. Follow Estudillo to library on the right. From I-880, take the Davis St. exit and head east, passing under BART tracks. Go through light at E. 14th St (Davis becomes Callan). Continue 1 ½ blocks to library on right. Library parking lot can be entered from both Callan or Estudillo. We’ll meet in the Karp Room.

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