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POLSON — “Exploring the Lands Down Under” by Judi Woodhouse will be Mission Mountain Audubon’s next evening program on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. in the North Lake County Library meeting room in Polson. Everyone is welcome.

Australia is a land unlike any other. It is the most isolated continent and, as a result, its wildlife was left to evolve into a truly distinct and wonderful collection of creatures including 80 percent of the world’s marsupials (i.e. pouched mammals). Not only that, Australia’s lonely evolution led to more than 750 species of birds and 800 kinds of reptiles, most of which are found no where else. 

From kangaroos and koalas to kookaburras and kiwis, Woodhouse’s slide presentation will introduce the audience to many of the amazing species that are found in Australia as well as nearby Tasmania, and New Zealand. Judi’s travelogue will also cover many of the region’s dramatic landscapes including the Outback’s Uluru or Ayer’s Rock.

Judi Woodhouse is a retired Polson High School educator and a former Montana Teacher of the Year.

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