Monday, March 21, 2016

Learn about Iceland at Flanders Nature Center

On Tuesday, March 22nd, join area naturalists Peter and Barbara Rzasa

as they present a slide show of Iceland's geological features, flowers, wildlife and people that they encountered while traveling Iceland’s 832-mile long Ring Road.  On display will be samples of volcanic rocks, ash and basalt collected in Iceland along with samples of wool from Icelandic sheep.

Resting on the edge of the Arctic Circle and sitting atop one of the world’s most volcanically active hot spots, Iceland is a mix of majestic glaciers, bubbling hot springs, rugged fjords and towering waterfalls. Icelanders are a resilient people, living in active volcanic areas and enduring long, cold winter nights and summers where the sun shines at midnight. The country is a noted birder’s paradise famous for its population of Atlantic puffins, ptarmigan, artic terns, harlequin ducks and white-tailed eagles that are found along its 3,700 miles of coast. Iceland is also the home to hundreds of flowering plants including several varieties of orchids. The evening will include information, interesting stories, and a brief overview of Iceland and its natural history.

The program will be held at 7PM at the Flanders’ Studio which is located on the corner of Flanders Road and Church Hill Road in Woodbury. The cost is $10 for members or $15 for non-members. Those interested can register online at call (203) 263-3711, Ext. 10.

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