NVBC General Meeting – Wednesday April 19, @ 8:00 pm
A Million Penguins Watching Penguins in the Antarctic. Speaker William Young
In 2016, Bill Young took a cruise from southern Argentina to the Falklands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula. On the trip, he saw an estimated one million penguins from seven species. His presentation will focus on each of the species, with special emphasis on their biology and behavior and on the environmental issues affecting them. Penguins are found as far north as the Galapagos Islands, but to see large numbers of them, you need to travel to more southerly waters. Bill is a writer from Arlington and has traveled to all seven continents to observe birds and wildlife. In 2014, his book The Fascination of Birds: From the Albatross to the Yellowthroat was published by Dover Publications. The book contains 99 essays which look at the realtionship between birds and a broad range of subjects, including biology, ecology, literature, music, history, linguistics, politics, sports, entertainment, and other areas. His natural history videos on his YouTube channel have had tens of thousands of views. Last year, he was honored by having a species of snail-killing fly named after him — Dictya youngi.
MEETING PLACE: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, VA. Directions can be found on Page 5 of the Siskin.
Our general meetings are open to members of NVABC and the general public and are held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington VA.
It is at the intersection of Lorcom Lane and Military Rd. From the intersection of Spout Run Pkwy and Lorcom Lane go about a half mile on Lorcom to the second traffic light. Turn left onto Military Rd and enter the first driveway on the right. There is parking at the back entrance of the Church and a bigger lot up the driveway. On-street parking is also available. Enter by the back door facing Military Rd leading to the Undercroft where our meetings are held. Our meetings start at 8:00 and there is a meet and greet social for early arrivals from 7:30. For a map of the location, please click <HERE>.