Although they are not glimpsed in the wilds of Montana, most of us are familiar with penguins, and possibly even fascinated by them. Usually we think of the tall black and white penguins featured in movies such as Happy Feet and March of the Penguins. But did you know there are 17 different species of penguins living on Earth today?
They are found from Antarctica all the way north up to the Galapagos Islands and South Africa! Author David Salomon spent two years traveling the globe to photograph and document the lives of all 17 species of penguins. As he said, “The first time I ever saw penguins I was struck by their social structure and abundance of emotions… They gathered on the beach, exchanged verbal messages, played with each other and even fought. I was enchanted, to say the least”.
That enchantment led to the creation of a book, Penguin-Pedia: A Magical Look Inside the Kingdom of Penguins, which is full of photos, extensive research, and his own observations of penguins.
On Tuesday August 28th at 7 PM he’ll share his experiences and photos of penguins with audiences at the Audubon Conservation Education Center (7026 S. Billings Blvd). The program is free and open to all ages. He’ll have his latest book available for sale after the presentation. Join us to learn more about these fascinating birds with flippers for wings!