“Ghana: Birds, Butterflies, and Mammals” by Gwen Brewer and George Jett Enjoy the flora and fauna of Ghana’s grasslands, forests, and wetlands as experienced by Gwen and George during their three-week trip to west Africa. Bird highlights included the unique yellow-headed picathartes; colorful turacos, bee-eaters, and sunbirds; impressive hornbills; and 11 species of kingfishers. Mammals of note included hammerhead and yellow-winged bats as well as elephants, monkeys, and 9 species of large-hoofed animals.
George Jett and Gwen Brewer have led Maryland field trips and presented talks on their travels together for bird clubs for over 15 years. Gwen manages the science program for rare species at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and previously was a professor at Frostburg State University. George is retired from the Environmental Protection Agency and is an avid nature photographer- check out his photos at georgejett.net. When not looking for birds, mammals, and herps in far-off places, they enjoy birding and kayaking from their property near Jug Bay in southern Anne Arundel County.
Club programs with be presented online using ZOOM. The portal will open at 7 pm. At 7:30 pm there will be a few brief announcements and then the program will begin. Go to the Howard County Bird Club website under the Club Programs and Field Trips page for details and registration procedures. https://howardbirds.website/