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Nancy Christensen “Antarctica!”
October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us for our interesting monthly program and refreshments. There is a social period beginning at 6:30 pm with the meeting and program getting under way promptly at 7:00 pm.
Nancy will present slides of her recent trip to the white continent. Nancy and her husband Russ traveled to Antarctica with Linblad/National Geographic in January 2019. They visited multiple locations along the Antarctic peninsula and in the Weddell Sea. Several locations had never been visited by National Geographic, including the recently discovered Adélie Penguin colony in the Danger Islands, so it really was an exploration expedition. This was truly a trip of a lifetime.
Nancy Christensen is a native of San Diego County, born and raised in Chula Vista. Nancy attended UCSD, studying Art (painting and photography) and Anthropology. These two subjects combined in a 1979 project with the San Diego Museum of Man, photographing a collection of Inca bones showing signs of disease. Approximately 1400 of her photos were published in the “Hrdlicka Paleopathology Collection”. Nancy’s primary interest was always wildlife, and for a few years she spent time painting extinct species of birds and mammals after studying skins at the San Diego Natural History Museum and other museums in the southwest United States. She also wrote and illustrated articles for various publications including Zoonooz. Photographing wildlife was a major part of Nancy’s life for a number of years, and for a time she had two agents that marketed her work in various places. The Cedar Fire in 2003 destroyed her paintings as well as the collection of photographs she had accumulated, and ended her small career as a wildlife photographer. Today Nancy watches birds, photographs birds, chases birds, and basically enjoys birds. She started eBird listing in 2011 and is happily wallowing in the joys of being a “birder”. Nancy is also the current president of the San Diego Field Ornithologists group.
Mark your Calendars! This will be a fantastic presentation!