Māori Meeting House in Rotorua. Jeri Maurer photo

The Stanton Bird Club is scheduled to host the second in its 2022-23 lecture series 4-6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Auburn Public Library at 49 Spring St., Auburn. The lecture will focus on the natural and cultural history of New Zealand.

New Zealand is famed for its unusual birds including the national emblem of New Zealand, the Kiwi. Jeri Maurer photo

President Jeri Maurer and Vice President Nancy Kleckner will share photographs and experiences from their visits to New Zealand. Land of geothermal areas, volcanoes and the Southern Alps, New Zealand is famed for its unusual birds including the national emblem of New Zealand, the Kiwi. One of the most isolated countries in the world and the last major land mass to be colonized by people, it is home to the Māori people who began arriving in New Zealand about 1000 years ago, according to a news release from Maurer.

The public is welcome. The lecture series is free of charge. Participants are encouraged to wear masks.

The Stanton Bird Club, a leader in environmental awareness, manages the Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary as well as the Woodbury Nature Sanctuary in Monmouth and Litchfield. For more information about other club activities, visit StantonBirdClub.org and its Facebook page.

 

 

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