November NAAS Program – The Amazon

Walt Anderson

Walt Anderson

Join naturalist Walt Anderson for the November 15 (Sedona) and 16 (Flagstaff) programs for a personal look at the natural history wonders of the Brazilian Amazon. In June, Walt co-led an eco-tour with Prescott bird prodigy Micah Riegner with local support from Amazonia Expeditions. This is a bird paradise, with toucans, barbets, jacamars, puffbirds, kingfishers, macaws, other parrots, antbirds, potoos, many species of raptors, and much more. It also hosts fascinating primates, often with distinct distributions created by river barriers. Pink dolphins were almost daily sightings. Sloths and monkeys were common, and a gorgeous Red-tailed Boa Constrictor was a special treat. Walt will share stunning images and ecological commentary on the exuberant life of this tropical paradise. He is setting up a new exploratory expedition next June to venture up the Rio Negro to the Rio Branco, where new discoveries are highly likely.

Walt is a naturalist, artist, photog¬rapher, and Professor of Environmental Studies at innovative Prescott College in Arizona. Formerly a refuge biologist, he pioneered a program of access and interpretation in the Sutter Buttes of California, the subject of two books he authored. He has also led nature-based and photography expeditions around the world, most recently to Tanzania and Amazonia. His writings, artwork, and photographs all are ways of sharing his passion for the natural world.

Public invited at Sedona Public Library Wednesday Nov. 15 at 7:00PM and Flagstaff at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Thursday Nov. 16 at 7:00PM.