Date: 11/3/17 7:23 am From: Stuart and Wendy Malmid <weluvowls...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Monmouth County Audubon Meeting November 8th
Join Susan Phelon when she presents her program on "New Zealand" at the next meeting of Monmouth County Audubon Society on Wednesday November 8th at 8PM. Meetings take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 200 Fair Haven Road in Fair Haven. The public is welcome and admission is free. With its picturesque mountains, meadows and fjords, New Zealand, or "the land of the long white cloud (Aotearoa" in Maori) is an enchanting land that has remained isolated for millions of years, a fact reflected in the near absence of native land mammals and in the ancient derivation of its avifauna. This is the home of such primitive and endemic families of birds such as the amazing kiwis, New Zealand wattlebirds, and the New Zealand wrens. Although New Zealand supports relatively few species of landbirds, it boasts some forty- five endemics, some of which such as Saddleback, Kokako and Stitchbird (itself a new family), are among the most endangered birds on earth.It is also richly endowed ! with seabirds and is one of the cradles of seabird evolution.
Our presenter Susan Phelon has been involved with nature and animals her whole life. A trip out west in 1985 started her on the path of fascination with birds. Susan has led field trips for New Jersey Audubon's former Owl Haven Nature Center, the former Sandy Hook Bird Observatory and the Cape May Observatory. She formed Wren Tours Ltd. in the 90's and led trips to Colorado, Montana and other western states as well as the Delmarva Peninsula, Massachusetts and South Florida.Susan was the President of the Urner Ornithological Club for several years. More recently she has been exploring the wqrld of birds in the Americas, Africa, Asia and hopefully in Antartica some day soon. Susan is a retired teacher who taught 7th and 8th grades for 33 years. She holds a master's degree in history and contemporary civilization. She lives in Tinton Falls with her husband Stacy.
For directions to the meeting place or more information about Monmouth County Audubon go to monmouthaudubon.org or like us on facebook.com/Monmouthaudubon
Wendy Malmid Program Chair MCAS PO Box 542 Red Bank, NJ 07701