Audubon meeting set

Glynnis Nacai, director of the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Complex, will be the speaker at the Grays Harbor Audubon meeting next month.

“Discover the diversity, the beauty and how critical to birds and wildlife are the three refuges that make up the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Complex made up of the Billy Frank Jr, the Black River and the Grays Harbor national wildlife refuges,” says a press release from the society. “Nacai will explore the unique properties of each refuge and some little-known secrets about the creatures who call each home. Each of the refuges contains extensive wetlands and/or shorelines, yet each serve different functions and different populations of birds and wildlife. All are so important in western Washington’s natural systems.”

She has been with the National Fish and Wildlife Service for almost 29 years, working in wildlife refuges in Hawaii and Massachusetts before landing in Washington. She has served as director of Nisqually NWR complex for the past six years. After a Bachelors Degree in Zoology, she earned a Masters in Wildlife Biology from the University of Massachusetts.

The presentation will start at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, in the meeting room of the Hoquiam Timberland Library.