image courtesy flickr user metrognome0
image courtesy flickr user metrognome0

Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m.

In an event co-sponsored by Northern Trust, we are proud to welcome Andy Griswold, Director of Eco-Travel for Connecticut Audubon Society (CAS) to the Library for a presentation titled The Polar Bear Migration.

Hudson Bay is the land of the Polar Bear, Ursus maritimus. This lecture will show you the bears in their spectacular habitat and one of the world's most wonderful natural phenomena, the annual Polar Bear Migration along the Hudson Bay coast. Because of the relative ease of accessing this sub-population, Churchill is referred to as "The Polar Bear Capital of the World." The bears are not the only attraction as the austere desert-like tundra gives rise to breathtaking views of Arctic Fox, Arctic Hare, Snowy Owl, Gyrfalcon, and other wildlife against a magnificent backdrop.

About Andy Griswold

Andy Griswold has been the Director of EcoTravel for Connecticut Audubon Society (CAS) since 1996. Andy leads trips for CAS to Canada, Texas, South Florida, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, and many other unique destinations. Andy is a licensed USCG 100-Ton Master boat captain and lives in Essex, Connecticut with his wife Marilou and their young son Sam. He is known for his attentiveness to travelers' needs, fine birding skills, and infectious sense of humor.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the presentation.

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Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).