FENCE to present Armchair Traveler this Sunday

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Aaron Steed to share experiences in birding in Trinidad and Tobago

Join us at FENCE in the great room on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 4 p.m. for a wonderful Armchair Traveler presentation with Aaron Steed.

From the mangrove swamps of Caroni to the mountain forests of the Northern Range, Trinidad and Tobago contains a wealth of natural wonders. With over 450 different bird species recorded within its borders, including 17 hummingbirds, a warm West Indian climate, excellent food, and rich island culture, Trinidad and Tobago is an excellent destination for nature enthusiasts. Join local bird guide Aaron Steed as he recounts his recent trip to this beautiful south Caribbean nation.

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Aaron Steed has been passionate about birds and wildlife his entire life. Originally from Wilmington, N.C., Aaron studied general biology at UNC Asheville and has worked on numerous avian research projects in Kansas, Texas, Arizona and California, primarily focusing on endangered and threatened species.

He currently works as a guide for Ventures Birding Tours, based in Asheville, designing and leading birding trips throughout the Carolinas, the USA, and Central America. Though Aaron loves traveling to new places, he’ll always be drawn back to the wonderful biodiversity of the Southern Appalachians and western North Carolina.

Refreshments will be served after the presentation. This event is made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation.

FENCE is located at 3381 Hunting Country Road in Tryon, N.C. For more information about this or upcoming events please check fence.org or call 828-859-9021.

– article submitted by Amy Schmitte