Annual General Meeting & "Journey to Kenya"
Speakers: Tim Seburn & Marcie Jacklin
Date: February 16
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Our regular meeting location
Outing: Fort Erie Waterfowl Tour Sun. Feb. 15, 2015, 10:00 am Meet at Old Fort Erie on the river side

Last month, our speaker took us on a trip to the Galapagos Islands. This month, our destination is Kenya.

Marcie Jacklin and Tim Seburn, Club members and avid naturalists, will lead us on this armchair Journey. Although birds are their special interest, their tour took them into big game country where they encountered animals that most of us have only seen in zoos.

In October 2014, Marcie and Tim flew to Kenya where they started their journey in the capitol city of Nairobi, along with four other nature enthusiasts. Over a 17 day span, they visited a variety of habitats and elevations, allowing them to see 400 species of birds and 44 species of animals. Some of the areas they visited include Mount Kenya National Park, Samburu Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kakamega Rainforest and Masai Mara Game Reserve. All are designated as Important Bird Areas (IBA). "It would be difficult to pick out any highlights, as every day was an adventure!" says Marcie. "We were so impressed with the diversity of animals, birds and habitat, and the scenery left us breathless on many occasions." Marcie's and Tim's stories and anecdotes will definitely enhance their beautiful slide presentation.

Monday's program offers a wonderful respite to the wintery weather and will transport us to a land filled with amazing wildlife. Plan to join us for this incredible journey and we promise to get you home before bedtime! Members of the general public are always invited to attend, as well.

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