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Monthly Program: September 2022

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Birding Information: Eagle Scout Nest Box Projects
Georgette Howington, Nest box monitor for the California Bluebird Recovery Program

Georgette Howington will introduce several Eagle Scouts who completed Nest Box and other projects to help birds and wildlife in our community. Be inspired by their hard work and ingenuity!

Main Program:
A Gallop Through the Galapagos
Wayne Narr

The Galapagos Islands sit in isolation more than 1000 km west of northern South America. This small, remote archipelago has had a strong impact on us as observers of nature. Its fauna provided a key to our understanding of biological evolution thanks to the islands’ isolation and the efforts of many scientists, including Charles Darwin during his visit on the HMS Beagle. Wayne Narr will review the tectonics that shaped the island’s presence and briefly discuss how the geology set the stage for our understanding of organic evolution. Then we will discuss Mr. Darwin. Finally, we’ll enjoy many images that show the splendor of some of the engaging and lovely animals (mainly birds) that comprise the Galapagos Island’s ecosystem and the beautiful landscapes they inhabit. The animals really do tolerate close encounters with humans.

Wayne Narr is a photography enthusiast, a novice bird-watcher, and a geologist with PhD, MS, and BS degrees in geology. He retired from a long career with Chevron where he did oil exploration, geological research, and technical consulting. He lives with his wife, Sandy – a retired elementary school teacher – in Danville, where they’ve been members of MDAS for five years.

Cactus on basalt, photo by Wayne Narr


September 1
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ariana Rickard