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Birds, Beasts, and Beliefs....Incredible India!

icon date2  Wednesday, September 19, 2018
icon timer  07:30pm
icon map marker Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Cathy Theisen takes us along on a photo journey from southern India's Nagarhole National Park north to Binsar Forest Reserve, near the Nepali border. In the hot dry season just before the monsoons arrive, predator and prey mix together along any river or waterhole edge, allowing for extended sightings and behavioral study. Bengal tigers, Hornbills, Asian Elephants, Treepies, Minivets, Fantails, Barbets, Laughingthrushes, and Painted Spurfowl are just some of the myriad species spread across this fantastic landscape. From lush green deciduous forest in the south, to rugged, arid landscapes in the northwest, to the mystical ancient rhododendron forests of the Himalayan foothills, this tour covers it all.

Cathy Theisen, DVM, is a veterinarian in the Ann Arbor area, and teaches veterinary technology at Baker College in Jackson.


WAS programs are free and open to the public. Membership is not required, though we would welcome your membership to help with our environmental and educational activities. Programs are held on the third Wednesday of the month at the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor. In addition to the program, hear news of the latest critter sightings and field trips, and enjoy tasty snacks following the program. Please note: The Matthaei Botanical Gardens charges for parking at the rate of $1.20 an hour, enforced 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm. Members of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum park for free.