Talk: To the Ends of the Earth
Date: 21st September 7.30pm
Venue : St Leonard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton, Nottingham (opposite Wollaton library)
Details : Pollyanna is delighted to return once again to the Natural History Society to give her new talk about her recent journey to the ends of the earth – Antarctica. The great white continent is one of the last true wilderness areas on earth, home to the world’s greatest concentration of wildlife, where penguins, seals and whales are the only permanent residents.
Pollyanna boarded a National Geographic expedition ship, joining their world-renowned photographers, and a team of naturalists to explore the abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery of the Antarctic Peninsula. The epic voyage departed from Ushuaia, at the bottom tip of Patagonia – known as the city at the end of the world – for a 48 hour crossing of the notorious Drake Passage – widely regarded as being the roughest and most treacherous stretch of ocean in the world. Pollyanna was inspired not only by the wildlife, but also by the magnificent landscapes of the Antarctic, the planet’s least explored continent and the most geographically and climatically extreme environment on earth with sweeping vistas of ice covered mountain peaks and glaciers. This talk will also include the first chance to see Pollyanna’s latest paintings inspired by the expedition, which will allow her to share her impressions of the spectacular beauty of the coldest, driest, but probably most awe-inspiring place on earth.
Visitor tickets £6 each available in advance from: the WNHS Secretary 0115 9286289 or 0115 9283679