The Adirondack Mountain Club Presents: An Australian Wildlife Odyssey

By AlpineZone News |
Jul 07 2005 - 02:10 PM

LAKE PLACID, New York ??” On Saturday, July 23 at 8:00pm at the High Peaks Information Center at the Adirondak Loj, located at the end of the Adirondak Loj Rd, naturalist Ed Kanze will present a slide show that will tell of meetings with kangaroos, koalas, wombats, platypuses, and more. Travel 25,000 miles around Australia, from cold, windy Tasmania to the reptile-rich jungles of northern Queensland, from the eastern cities to the red desert center, and to the remote west coast in wildflower season. His mission: to get to know Australia’s wildlife.

Author, photographer, and naturalist Ed Kanze has published a book of his journey titled: Kangaroo Dreaming: An Australian Wildlife Odyssey, that Bill McKibben calls “a superb chronicle of the nature of Australia in all the meanings of that word. You won’t be able to read it without wanting to call your travel agent.” Kanze is also a licensed Adirondack Guide whose Adirondack Naturalist Company introduces clients to the wild wonders of the Adirondacks.

Kanze’s program is part of the ADK’s Saturday Evening Lecture Series, funded with support from Stewart’s Shops. The Saturday Evening Lecture Series offers presentations on natural history, backcountry recreation, and Adirondack history, art, and music. All ADK lectures are free and open to the public.

Founded in 1922, the Adirondack Mountain Club is a member-directed organization committed to public service and stewardship. With more than 35,000 members in 27 chapters, ADK promotes a balanced approach to outdoor recreation, advocacy, environmental education, and natural resource conservation. Membership guides ADK’s mission via its educational and outreach programming, trails maintenance and restoration projects, volunteer opportunities, and legal advocacy work. New members are always welcome to join! For more information about our programs or about membership, contact ADK at (518) 523-3441, or visit our website at