Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Kellys Open Rookery’s Amazing Adventures Series

Carl Kelly addresses a group at Rookery Bay, on the screen behind him is a photo of him and his wife Joan on safari.

Carl Kelly addresses a group at Rookery Bay, on the screen behind him is a photo of him and his wife Joan on safari.

By Samantha Husted
sam@coastalbreezenews.com

Once a month, from January to March, the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve holds their Amazing Adventures Lecture Series. The program is narrated by local naturalists, researchers and explorers. These audiovisual presentations provide participants with destination ideas, histories, as well as travel insights and tips.

Carl Kelly, local naturalist, as well as Rookery Bay volunteer, kicked off the series earlier this month with a presentation on his experience on a South African safari. Carl, along with his wife Joan, being the adventurous duo that they are, decided to go on the five-day

Joan and Carl Kelly, who spent three weeks in South Africa, five days on safari. PHOTOS BY SAMANTHA HUSTED

Joan and Carl Kelly, who spent three weeks in South Africa, five days on safari. PHOTOS BY SAMANTHA HUSTED

safari because of their interest in natural ecosystems. They shared with the audience many of the amazing photographs they took while there. They also explained, through images, what an average day on a South African safari looked like.

The next Amazing Adventure will take place on February 26, and be presented by zoologist Leah Miller. Her presentation is titled, “Belize: My Own Private Jungle.” Leah will discuss her decision to buy property in a foreign country for retirement.

For Friends of Rookery Bay members admission is $10, non-members $15. Beverages are provided. For more information go to www.rookerybay.org.

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