Report and image by Chan Kai Soon
This slide show by Eleanor Duignan, a visiting naturalist from Western Australia, started was held in YMCA on May 14th, 2010. A total of 23 persons, including a non-member attended. We were given a run through of the birds, mammals, frogs and snakes of North Queensland.
The slide show commentary was accompanied by a background of various calls and sounds of the Australian wildlife. Despite not having professional grade equipment, Ele was able to show us some very interesting and rare pictures of the fauna. She also showed some habitat pictures of the place where she had lived for 20 years.
At the end of the talk, there were many questions for Ele, including tips on how to find and observe wildlife, and questions related to visiting the place. Chan Kai Soon presented Ele with a gift from the bird group as well and one from the branch exco. The crowd dispersed at about 9.45 pm.