May 11 – Wachiska Audubon presentation

Wachiska Audubon will offer a free public presentation at the Unitarian Church, 6300 A Street on Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m.  In April 2012, Tom Lynch traveled with a group of artists, writers, and ecologists to a remote location in Western Australia, the Paruku Indigenous Protected Area for an interdisciplinary and intercultural art, science, and story effort involving the aboriginal community of Mulan. The goal of the project was to achieve greater understanding of how global forces are modifying the aboriginal community’s connection to their country on the western edge of the Tanami Desert and to revive the area’s cultural and natural communities.
Paruku is home to at least 73 species of waterbirds and 16 species of shorebirds that visit it during their migrations and provides refuge and breeding grounds for animals such as the increasingly rare and declining bilby, mulgara, and nail-tailed wallaby, as well as a host of feral animals including camels and horses. The talk’s title is Birdlife and Nature Protection in Australia’s Tanami Desert. Tom Lynch is an English professor at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where he specializes in the study of nature writing and environmental literature.
Parking is free in the church lot with overflow parking in the Pius High lot across the street to the west. There is easy access to the church with no steps and plenty of space for mingling while enjoying refreshments and conversation following the program.


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