February 2016 Newsletter and Events are Online

February 2016 Newsletter is OnlineGo to www.northcascadesaudubon.org to download the PDF. (Click "Newsletter" in the menu.)February Events and Field Trips Are OnlineVisit our website to see what's coming up next month. (Upcoming events are listed on the home page as well as on the Calendar.)General Membership Meeting with Lynne Givler and Keith CarpenterNext month's exciting membership meeting! Mark your calendar. See below for date, time, and location.From the Andes to Antarctica: Exploring the Scotia Arc. The Scotia Arc is a narrow chain of islands in the Southern Ocean linking the southernmost Andes and the Antarctic Peninsula. Join Audubon members Lynne Givler and Keith Carpenter as they share their experience exploring this remarkable region aboard Quark Expedition’s Sea Spirit. Learn about the natural and cultural history of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and venture onward to the South Sandwich Islands, perhaps one of the least visited areas on the planet. Circling back towards the Antarctic Peninsula come ashore at Elephant Island where 22 members of Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition survived for 135 days. And finally step foot on the southernmost continent itself. See photos ranging from penguins to icebergs and old whaling stations to southern right whales selected from the hundreds posted by all of the travelers on the ship.Lynne Givler’s passion for natural history began peering into tidepools while pursuing a degree in marine sciences. Only later, working as a marine naturalist, did it strike her that marine birds were just as captivating as marine invertebrates. Keith Carpenter’s fascination with the sea led him from surfing in sunny California to salmon fishing in Alaska. Today he remains in cold water, active in the local reefnet salmon fishery.Always on the 4th Tuesday of the month:February 23, 7pm at the Whatcom Museum,** free & open to the public!**in the Rotunda Room of the Old City Hall building