Pittillo to speak at Audubon

Experience “My Jaguar Journey in Brazil” and “Birds of the Brazilian Pantanal” by writer/photographer Cherie Pittillo at the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society program, March 12, at 7 p.m., 1085 Platt Boulevard, LaBelle, just past the LaBelle Airport, second drive on right and second building on right.

Whether flying in a microlight over Africa, hanging out of a helicopter to photograph nature in the US, or dodging a charging rhinoceros, perhaps Cherie Pittillo owes her destiny as the first baby born at the hospital in Bat Cave, North Carolina. She is an author and award-winning photographer with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology with emphasis on zoology. Her publications vary from BBC books, Incredible Journeys, to the African and US editions of Reader’s Digest. As a columnist, she continues to write in English “Backyard Birding in Merida, Yucatan and Beyond” in three online Mexican newspapers of The Yucatan Times.

For information about Hendry-Glades Audubon or STA 5/6 Bird Trips contact Butch Wilson 863-983-2870 or Margaret England 863-517-0202 or visit www.hendrygladesaudubon.org or Facebook at Hendry-Glades Audubon.

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