Since 1965, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary has celebrated Thanksgiving with the Birds beginning with a community soup pot, a turkey dinner and a program..
Jeanne Wiebenga's presentation on "Namibia: Africa's Last Wild Place" will highlight this year's event on Saturday.
At 11:30 a.m., folks will gather around the outdoor soup kettle for which each is asked to bring a small container of their favorite broth-based soup to add to the mystery brew.
Jeanne Wiebenga will share pictures and stories about Namibia’s history, ecology, landscapes and wildlife at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s Thanksgiving with the Birds on Saturday.
Audubon provides the roasted turkeys and beverages for the indoor buffet dinner that begins at 12:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a side dish, such as dressing, vegetables, potatoes, salad or dessert, and their own table service, including a mug for soup.
During her 1:30 p.m. presentation, Ms. Wiebenga will share pictures and stories about Namibia's history, ecology, landscapes and wildlife.
In September 2012, she took a trip with National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting and a small group of nature lovers and photo enthusiasts to Namibia: a large, thinly populated country in southwest Africa. With a stunning diversity of landscapes and wildlife, Namibia is one of the first countries in the world to have protection of the environment written into its constitution.
Participants are reminded to dress for the weather if they want to walk in the sanctuary.
The cost is $5 a person and a dish to pass. As seating is limited, call 569-2345 to be sure there is still room and make reservations then or by registering online at jamestownaudubon.org.
The Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Bald Eagle viewing and trails are open dawn to dusk daily.
For more information, call 569-2345 or visit jamestownaudubon.org.