Published on November 7, 2019

Join Us for Adventures in Our "Travel & Taste" Series

$29 Members • $39 Nonmembers

This fall and winter, Broadmoor's Travel and Taste series will take you on unforgettable journeys, from an exploration of the biodiversity-rich Sky Islands of Arizona to endangered species conservation projects on Hawaii's Big Island and more. Each themed night offers a location-based buffet dinner and presentation featuring an engaging visual presentation of photos from an exotic destination.

Through images and tastes, you might just feel as though you are actually "on location!"

Lecture & Buffet Dinner*

$29 Mass Audubon Members
$39 Nonmembers

Lecture Only

$13 Mass Audubon Members
$16 Nonmembers

*Dinner requires registration by 5pm on Tuesday the week of the program. Walk-in registrations welcome for the lecture.

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Thursday, November 21, 6:30-8:30 pm


Lilac-breasted Rollers in Uganda by David Larson (staff)
Lilac-breasted Rollers by David Larson

Join Joppa Flats Education Coordinator David Larson for a visual journey of his recent tour in Africa featuring the birds and mammals of the amazing country of Uganda.

From Mountain Gorillas in the aptly named Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to the grotesquely attractive Shoebill in the papyrus marshes along Lake Victoria, and from the raging torrent of Murchison Falls on the Nile to the weird African Finfoot in Lake Mburo, this trip found 400 species of birds, 45 species of mammals (including 9 species of monkey plus Chimpanzee and Mountain Gorilla), and some amazing places. There will be pretty birds and funky monkeys, and you won't even break a sweat.

→ Dinner & Lecture (must register by November 19)
→ Lecture Only

Thursday, December 5, 6:30-8:30 pm

Saving Nature on the Big Island

Conservation project staff on Hawaii's Big Island © Amy Fleischer
© Amy Fleischer

Hawaii is home to many spectacular animals and plants found nowhere else on the planet. But over the years, there has been increased habitat loss and many other threats to native wildlife and plants. Biology educator Amy Fleischer will share updates on what is being done to restore native forests and to conserve endangered bird species on the Big Island. She participated in some of these conservation efforts, including collaborations between the government and NGOs. 

Find out how some projects are addressing the impact of invasives in order to help with the recovery of native plants and animals. Amy will also address the effect of recent volcanic activity on the Big Island and its marine ecosystems, and will share a few of her encounters with some of Hawaii's local marine life.

→ Dinner & Lecture (must register by December 3)
→ Lecture Only

Thursday, January 16, 6:30-8:30 pm

Exotic Fiji

Located in the Southern Pacific, Fiji is an island nation that embodies the beauty of the Pacific. An archipelago of over 300 islands, these emerald jewels are a traveler's paradise. With a wide range of environments to explore from rainforests, to white-water rivers to coral reefs, the island-nation has a lot to offer visitors, including her greatest asset—her people.

Join Ethan Gordon for a look into Fiji, including wildlife, island attractions, cultural scenes, and an inside look at some of Fiji's most exclusive (and beautiful) private island resorts. Ethan is a photojournalist who has visited Fiji several times for his magazine work. His specialty as an underwater photographer will bring a different view of this ocean paradise as we see the colorful life beneath the waves.

→ Dinner & Lecture (must register by January 14)
→ Lecture Only