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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, our in-person meetings have been replaced by virtual Zoom meetings. The meetings will likely remain virtual through the Fall. Field trips will restart, with some restrictions.
Next Meeting on Zoom:
Wednesday, September, 16 - A Million Penguins - Watching Penguins in the Antarctic - Join William Young at our September 2020 Meeting as he presents "A Million Penguins - Watching Penguins in the Antarctic". In 2016, Bill Young took a cruise from southern Argentina to the Falklands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula. On the trip, he saw an estimated one million penguins from seven species. His presentation will focus on each of the species, with special emphasis on their biology and behavior and on the environmental issues affecting them. Penguins are found as far north as the Galapagos Islands, but to see large numbers of them, you need to travel to more southerly waters. Bill is a writer who lives Arlington and has traveled to all seven continents to observe birds and wildlife. ln 2014, his book the Fascination of Birds: From the Albatross to the Yellowthroat was published by Dover Publications. The book contains 99 essays which look at the relationship between birds and a broad range of subjects, including biology , ecology, literature, music, history, linguistics, politics, sports, entertainment, and other areas. His natural history videos on his YouTube channel have had over a half million viess. He has been honored by having a species of snail-killing fly named after him -- Dictya youngi.
Upcoming Field Trips:
Thursday, September, 03 - Wheaton Regional Park. . . view calendar
Sunday, September, 13 - Rock Creek Regional Park. . . view calendar
Sunday, September, 20 - Pennyfield Bird Stalk. . . view calendar
Saturday, September, 26 - Croydon Creek Nature Center. . . view calendar
Saturday, October, 03 - Little Bennett Regional Park for Beginners. . . view calendar
Sunday, October, 04 - Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens. . . view calendar
Saturday, October, 10 - Redgate Park. . . view calendar
Saturday, October, 24 - Blue Mash: Remembering Our Past Presidents. . . view calendar
Wednesday, November, 11 - Blue Mash: Basics Of Sparrow Id . . . view calendar
Sunday, November, 29 - Lilypons/New Design Road. . . view calendar
Sunday, December, 06 - Blackwater NWR. . . view calendar