Dr. Don Bryant will be the featured speaker at our 2020 banquet on Tuesday, April 21 at the Bellwood fire hall. Dr. Bryant's presentation, "A Pictorial Tour of South African Fauna: Critically Endangered and Hanging on by Claw and Talon," includes stunning shots of birds and mammals taken on multiple trips to Africa. Many African species are at risk of extinction in our lifetime, and Dr. Bryant's talk will focus on threats to vultures and eagles in particular.
As usual, a silent auction at 5:00 PM to raise money for the chapter will precede the supper at 6:00. We will enjoy a catered dinner featuring stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes with gravy, salad, green beans, and white cake for dessert. Drinks are iced tea, coffee, and ice water.
After dinner we will honor Greg Williams for his exemplary efforts coordinating volunteers to remove invasive species and restore natural habitats with native species. These remarkable projects have benefited the Lower Trail, Detwiler Park, Walnut Springs Park, and more.
The Bellwood Fire Department is located at 399 South 1st Street. There's plenty of parking in the rear.
Tickets are $20 and reservations are due by April 1. Print out this form [PDF] and mail it with your check (payable to JVAS) to Laura Jackson, 8621 Black Valley Road, Everett, PA 15537. Or pay in person at the March 17 program meeting at the Bellwood library.