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Lake Baikal; Beautiful Birds, Bad Beer, and Buddhist Babushkas

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Mountains/Landscape around Lake Baikal, Russia, source: GoodFreePhotos/amoreganopa.

Lake Baikal, also called the “pearl of Siberia”, is a truly astonishing place. It is Earth’s deepest lake, holding a fifth of the world’s fresh water. At 25-30 million years old, it is also one of the most ancient geographical features on the planet. Perhaps, this is why the lake’s water alone is home to 1,500 plant and animal species, 80% of which are found nowhere else on Earth! Diverse habitats around Lake Baikal, from expansive shorelines and mountain ranges to taiga forests and steppe meadows, attract numerous birds.

male Bluethroat, source: US Fish & Wildlife Service/Brian McCaffery

Also, no trip to Siberia is complete without its human highlights, as culture, cuisine, and comedy weave themselves into a rich tapestry of local tradition. In July, 2016, Lena Moser, York County Audubon board member, co-led a birding tour to Lake Baikal with Wildside Nature Tours. Join Lena for an entertaining evening of photos and stories, as she recounts her journey to this remarkable region.

Programs/meetings are held at the Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne State Park, Route 1A, Rye, NH, and wheelchair accessible. Refreshments are served at 7 pm. Meeting starts at 7:30 pm. The entrance doors are locked at 7:45 pm. The public is welcome free of charge. Cancellations will be posted on The Seacoast Chapter web site: http://www.seacoastchapter.org.

Contact: Dan Hubbard at danielhubbard@peoplepc.com, 603-332-4093 or see our web site at http://www.seacoastchapter.org/programs.


February 14
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Blvd
Rye, NH 03870 United States
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