Audubon Speaker Series
Midway Atoll: 60 People and 2 Million Birds
Dave Hartley and Jeanine Lovett
San Francisco: Thursday, July 15
7 p.m. refreshments, 7:30 p.m. program
Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge has opened to small groups of visitors again. This nature lover’s paradise supports 17 seabird species, including the largest Laysan Albatross colony in the world. Dave Hartley and Jeanine Lovett’s presentation is based on a trip they took to the atoll in 2009. Through photographs, they will show life in the Albatross colony—including Laysan, Black-footed, and Short-tailed Albatrosses—along with Red-tailed Tropicbirds, Red-footed Boobies, Great Frigatebirds, White Terns, and Laysan Ducks. They will also discuss the environmental issues affecting the atoll.
Dave Hartley, born and educated in England, has lived in the Bay Area since 1997. A passionate photographer, he has visited all seven continents, including three trips to Antarctica. Jeanine Lovett was born and raised in San Diego, and studied art and design in San Francisco. She works as a freelance graphics designer and, like Dave, is a passionate photographer. Dave and Jeanine were married in Antarctica
San Francisco programs have moved to the First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center located at 1187 Franklin street (at Geary)