Kittitas County Community Events Calendar
Kittitas Audubon presents Penguins, Seals, and Life in Antarctica
The November program of Kittitas Audubon will be presented by William Meyer of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. For 4 seasons in the 1990"so, William Meyer spent 3 to 4 months each austral summer (our winter) living in the Antarctic.
In his enththusiastic style he will describe conditions, camp life, and logistics, as well as discuss the bird life and mammals.
Birds, such as Chinstrap, Adelie, Gentoo, Macaroni, and Rockhopper Penguins, plus Cape and Giant-winged Petrol's, Wandering Albatross, and Shags, will also be discussed. Photos and commentary on seals and other mammals, Icebergs, landscapes, the field camp, and research boats, will give information about this coldest region of our planet.
William Meyer has worked as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist for 25 years, for several agencies: USFS, National Marine Mammals Lab, National Park Service, the former Washington state Dept. of Fisheries, and presently the WFDW. He has worked with a range of animals on which he has done research, including Spotted Owls, Northern Fur Seals in Alaska, Southern Fur Seals,
Beavers in the Kittitas Valley, Bull Trout, and a variety of other marine and fresh water fish species, Salamanders, and other critters such as squirrels. He has a B.S. from U. W., and a M.S. from CWU. Currently his title is Area Habitat Biologist, which includes conservation work from writing grants to purchasing conservation lands. For the past 10 years he has worked with the agencies and groups that are installing the Wildlife Bridges on I-90.