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General Membership Meeting with Dan Streiffert
April 24 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
General Membership Meeting
with Dan Streiffert
Rafting the Marsh Fork of the Canning River
From the comfort of the Whatcom Museum, join this 12-day wilderness birding adventure along the western boundary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Called “America’s Serengeti” for its tremendous biological productivity and diversity, the coastal plain is one of the most intact and untouched ecosystems in America. The refuge is home to 42 mammal species, including more than 120,000 head of caribou, 36 species of fish, and over 160 species of birds. Many of these birds migrate to and from all fifty states and from six continents to feed and reproduce, taking full advantage of the burst of biological growth which blossoms here in the long days of the Arctic summer.
Beginning on the scenic Marsh Fork, we descend through the rugged mountains of the Brooks Range, northeast to the confluence with the main stem of the Canning River. Our guide, “Burly” Bob Dittrick (www.wildernessbirding.com) has led trips for President Jimmy Carter and photographer Art Wolfe. Wildlife photographer Dan Streiffert lets you experience this trip through his camera with photos of the journey. Dan is a retired Power Systems Engineer that now spends his time photographing wildlife and volunteering with both the Sierra Club and Audubon. He grew up in Rochester, N.Y. and his photos can be viewed at https://danstreiffert.smugmug.com.
Always on the 4th Tuesday of the month:
April 24th, 7pm
Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room
free & open to the public!