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Important Note on Location for Meetings: Meeting locations are changing for 2015 due to construction at our usual venue, the Litchfield Villa. PLEASE NOTE LOCATION FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL MEETING AS THEY MAY CHANGE FROM MONTH TO MONTH.

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Tuesday, September 29th, 7:00 P.M.

Ecology of the Gowanus Canal and Watershed

Presenter: Andrea Parker

Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza

Our speaker will be Andrea Parker, the Executive Director of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy. She will discuss the complex urban ecology of Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal and watershed, including cleanup, recent development pressure, and the effects of climate change. All of the GCC programs, from manually turning compost to discussing community vision for the Gowanus Greenscape, build towards their goals of an open, clean and alive Canal and watershed. How is the GCC facilitating citizen stewardship of the watershed?

Andrea is a landscape architect with a background in horticulture, with a passion for regenerating urban infrastructure. She has been involved with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy for four years, and she has been the Executive Director for one year.

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Tuesday, October 27th, 7:00 P.M.

Face to Face: The Mammals and Birds of Southern Africa

Presenter: Tom Stephenson

Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza

Southern Africa is home to a huge range of stunning and unique birds and mammals.

Tom Stephenson, author of The Warbler Guide book and app, will show pictures taken during his recent trip to Namibia and South Africa. Come see a range of birds including stunning Sunbirds, colorful rarities like Rockjumpers and Rockrunners, raptors, cranes, kingfishers, barbets, albatross, penguins, Spurfowl, Korhaan, Bustards, Bee-eaters, Mousebirds, Waxbills, Canaries, Scrub-robins, Robin-chats, Prinia, Camaroptera, Larks, Pipits,and, of course, warblers...(warning...they are mostly brown...!)

A full range of mammals will be also be on display, along with a scary, 2-minute-long recording Tom made of a lion's midnight sequence of territorial roars. There will also be photos of the some of the local pastoralists, panoramas of the oldest desert in the world, the Namib; and some of southern Africa's unique ecosystems, including the Fynbos, with the highest number of plant species on the planet.

Check back soon for additional fall meeting information.


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