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Audubon Society

A Chapter of the National Audubon Society with
territory in South King County in Washington State
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General Information

Rainier hosts a monthly program on the third Monday of each month, September through June. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Light refreshments and good conversation are available. The program begins at 7:00 PM.

Programs are free and open to all! Come and bring your friends.

May 20, Monday — 7:00 pm

Journey to the End of the World

Presented by Dale and Judy Meland

It has been described as the journey of a lifetime, one that will never be forgotten. Dale and Judy Meland took the plunge and spent the month of November 2018 in the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and finally the continent of Antarctica. Join Dale as he takes you on a cruise through this amazing area. First we stop at the Falkland Islands to visit Black Browed Albatross and Rockhopper Penguin colonies.

Next we transit the Southern Ocean to spend five days at South Georgia Island to observe and wander through enormous colonies of King and Gentoo Penguins, Southern Fur and Elephant Seals as well as other wildlife. Finally we cross into the Antarctic Ocean and spend another five days in the incredible vastness of snow and ice that is the Antarctic. Here we see more penguins including Chinstraps, Adelies and even a couple of Emperors, several whales and seals and numerous icebergs (from tiny bergie bits to massive tabular icebergs).

Dale is a retired Boeing Environmental Chemist and has been the Rainier Audubon Program chair for 25+ years. After all those years of setting up the programs, this will be his first venture into presenting.

Join us at 6:30 for conversation and refreshments.