Meeting Program – Nature Highlights of Scotland and Ireland by Bob Gress
March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
From rugged coastlines to Caledonian forests to mountain highlands, the Scottish islands maintain some of the most pristine wilderness in the United Kingdom. Wildlife thrives in much of this country of castles, lochs, moors, heaths, glens and firths. The Emerald Isle’s physical appeal endures, but by no means is entirely green. The gray limestone Burren’s in County Clare and black peat bogs of the Midlands accent this beautiful landscape. This program highlights Scotland and Ireland’s traditional culture, landscapes, rural life and wildlife encountered on a month-long adventure during spring of 2019.
Bob Gress is a naturalist, photographer, and birder and is the former director of the Great Plains Nature Center. He holds an M.S. in Biology from Emporia State University. Along with David Seibel and Judd Patterson he cofounded the website BirdsInFocus.comwhich features over 2,100 species worldwide. Since retirement in 2012, he has expanded his interest in world birds while continuing to search for U.S. birds that have eluded him. He has photographed birds and mammals for publications for over 30 years and over 4,500 of his photos have appeared in a variety of publications including most major nature magazines and more than 50 books. He has coauthored: Birds of Kansas, The Guide to Kansas Birds and Birding Hot Spotsand Faces of the Great Plains: Prairie Wildlife. Bob was a major contributor of photos to The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammalsand The Guide to Colorado Mammals.
Be sure to check out Bob’s bird images at: www.BirdsInFocus.com