February 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stainton Hall at Pennington School
112 W Delaware Ave
Pennington, NJ 08534
Juanita Hummel: Newfoundland, A Nature Wonder @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School | Pennington | New Jersey | United States

Monday, February 18 @ 8 PM

Canada’s easternmost province of Newfoundland and Labrador, with a human population of only 529,000 hardy individuals, is largely wild and unspoiled. Newfoundland Island, where most of the people live, is the southern part of the province, essentially a big rocky island with tens of thousands of miles of Atlantic coastline, near-shore rocky outcrops, inland bogs and barrens, and spruce forests. It is home to four spectacular UNESCO World Heritage sites. Nesting seabird colonies, whales and seals can be seen from shore, orchid-filled bogs abound, and caribou roam the barrens. This presentation will feature the birds and other fauna and flora (and people) encountered during a cross-Newfoundland tour in 2016 during which many of these unique eco-regions were explored.

Juanita Hummel is a WCAS board member, an avid birder, a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, a nature lover, and a conservation volunteer. Having retired from research, she now enjoys spending her time outdoors, exploring the diverse and fascinating natural landscapes around the world.

Refreshments served at 7:30 pm; program begins at 8:00 pm.