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Feb
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Mon
2019
Juanita Hummel: Newfoundland, A Nature Wonder @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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.

Mar
18
Mon
2019
Tyler Christensen: Photographing New Jersey’s Bobcats @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School
Mar 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tyler Christensen: Photographing New Jersey’s Bobcats @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School | Pennington | New Jersey | United States

Tyler Christensen: Photographing New Jersey’s Bobcats

Monday, March 18, 2019, at 8:00 pm

Bobcats are the only naturally-occurring wild feline in New Jersey and are endangered in the state. Rare, intelligent, and highly elusive, bobcats are notoriously difficult to photograph in the wild. In order to capture up-close images these charismatic cats, Tyler has turned studio-quality camera equipment into motion-activated “camera traps.” The resulting images are used to tell stories of tracking, natural history, and conservation of NJ’s endangered wild cats.

Tyler is a wildlife biologist and photographer from NJ. He has photographed the state’s bobcats and conducted surveys of rare wildlife through his company, Piedmont Ecological Services. He is a founding member and director of the nonprofit Wild Bird Research Group, coordinating ornithological research projects in New Jersey and Costa Rica; a land steward for Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space; and a WCAS board member.

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