Alaska travelogue

WNC is just starting to heat up for the summer, but as the humidity rises, it’s a relief to think about the chilly summers of Alaska. Asheville Wild Birds Unlimited owners Simon Thompson and Chris Jaquette recently returned from two weeks of in the wilds of Alaska. You can see their majestic photos at an Alaska travelogue presentation on Sunday, July 28 at 3 p.m.

The pair explored both the islands and interiors of Alaska to see some of the most interesting animals on the planet. They had many animal encounters, “from the steller sea lions and seabird cliffs of St. Paul in the Pribilof to displaying bluethroats in Nome, herds of musk ox on the tundra and all four eider species.” Thompson even captured an image of a polar bear (pictured).

Experience Alaska without leaving Western North Carolina on Sunday, July 28 at 3 p.m. Asheville Wild Birds Unlimited is located at 1997 Hendersonville Road. Info:


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