In October 2019, Heather Farrington traveled to the Pantanal region of Brazil, the world’s largest tropical wetland. Come learn about this remarkable ecosystem and the amazing creatures that call it home. From jaguars on the prowl, to close encounters with caimans and hyacinth macaws, angry monkeys, lazy anacondas, friendly capybaras, and hungry giant river otters, she’ll share photos and videos of some of the trip’s most memorable moments and beautiful wildlife. Heather will also bring her Brazilian wildlife field guides and species checklist from the trip so you can see the amazing animal diversity of the Pantanal and 300+ bird species seen on the trip.
Dr. Heather Farrington is the Curator of Zoology at the Cincinnati Museum Center, and a member of the board of our local Audubon chapter. At the museum, she is in charge of all the animal collections (both live and preserved), and the genetics lab now on exhibit at Union Terminal. Outside of work, Heather enjoys being outdoors (you’ve probably seen her on birding field trips), and learning all she can about the natural world through participation in programs, lectures, and workshops.
Audubon programs are held on the third Monday of the month (not including January, July, August or December). We meet at 7:00 p.m. for light refreshments, with the program beginning at 7:30. We meet at the Winton Woods visitor center, located at 10245 Winton Road. To reach the visitor center from I-275, take the Winton Road exit, and go south. Just before the lake, turn right into the park. From the Ronald Reagan Highway, take the Winton Road North exit, and turn right into the park just after the lake. Note that a Park District auto sticker is required – $5.00 daily or $10.00 annual for Hamilton County residents, or $8.00 daily or $16.00 annual for non-residents.