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Bohmfalk to speak at Margaret Watson Bird Club meeting

The Margaret Watson Bird Club will host guest speaker Dr. Erwin Bohmfalk on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library at 6 p.m. for refreshments, program to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Bohmfalk is a world traveler with an emphasis on nature and unparalleled photography of out-of-the way places. “Around the Bottom of the World” is a 67-day, 13,000 mile non-scientific circumnavigation of the Antarctic continent on the Russian icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov, with literally millions of penguins (seven species, including Emperors), other seabirds, seals, whales, icebergs, glaciers, volcanoes, nine research stations and the explorer huts of Shackleton and Scott.

Bohmfalk was an Army Air Corps pilot in WWII from 1942-1946. He was a research chemist for 26 years and is now a business owner in Waynesboro. He is the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro; a member of the Explorers Club of New York, a Speaker for the VA Society of Ornithology, has hosted wildlife photo and viewing safaris to South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe for 15 years; authored and published a photographic field guide “Birds of the Vredefort Dome” for the new United Nations World Heritage Site in South Africa.

His hobbies include photography, wildlife and world travel — seven continents, plus Geographic North Pole and complete circumnavigation of Antarctica.