PEO to discuss its Founders’ Day

WEST ONEONTA — The Oneonta chapter of the Philanthropic Education Organization will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Plains at Parish Homestead at 163 Heritage Circle in Oneonta.

Founders’ Day, which is Tuesday, Jan. 21, will be discussed.

Call Betsy at 607-434-4359 for more information. 

Library announces upcoming closures

CHESTNUT STREET — Huntington Memorial Library at 62 Chestnut St. in Oneonta will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 16, for a staff development day and Monday, Jan. 20, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Program to cover reef to rainforest

WEST END — The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will host “An Australian Adventure: From Reef to Rainforest” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Elm Park United Methodist Church at 401 Chestnut St. in Oneonta.

According to a media release, Kathryn Davino of Delhi will share photos and videos of land and sea creatures encountered when she and her husband, Al, spent three weeks traveling the east coast of Australia during the first two months of 2018.

Davino will focus on Heron Island and Lamington National Park. Heron Island is a temporary home to an estimated 200,000 nesting sea birds and two threatened sea turtle species, the Green and Loggerhead turtles.

The couple encountered Crimson Rosella parrots, Satin Bowerbirds and Red-necked Wallabies in Lamington National Park, a subtropical-temperate zone that reportedly shelters abundant and highly diverse plant and animal life.

Davino is a retired Delaware Academy high school biology teacher. She is a birder, gardener and wildlife watcher. She has served on the DOAS Board of Directors since 2016.

The program is free and open to the public. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

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