Monthly Membership Meetings

Second Tuesday of the Month, September Through May

TIME: 7:30 P.M.

PLACE: Freeport Memorial Library

144 W. Merrick Rd.

(at S. Ocean Ave.)


DATE: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

SPEAKER: Lorraine Bondi–-Goldsmith

TOPIC: My African Journey: How I Found My Heart and Soul in Africa

As our summer break ends, SSAS will start the year with a PowerPoint

presentation that focuses on the wildlife of South Africa, including the “big

five” (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and Cape buffalo) and birds (African Fish

Eagle, jacana, weaver birds, Grey Heron, Lilac-breasted Roller, etc.).

Lorraine is an adjunct Professor of Biology at Farmingdale State College with an

MS in Environmental Science, and a Destination Specialist with Ntaba African

Safaris. She holds a Federal Master Banding Permit and has been banding birds

for 30 years; she handles birds of prey and other wildlife, with which she has

done many environmental education programs. She volunteers at Tackapausha Museum

and Preserve, working with the animals and assisting with programs, and is

currently President of The Friends of Tackapausha, Inc.

She wrote that “Going to Africa was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. I had

wanted to work with and be around animals, and see Africa, since I was 6 years

old. When I went in November of 2013, the beauty and diversity of the wildlife

was truly overwhelming. It is a birder’s paradise! Africa changed me forever.”

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