Capitol Hill Garden Club In Washington, D.C., Since 1952

Birds, Butterflies & Other Critters In Your Garden

  • March 28, 2017
  • 7:15 PM
  • Northeast Library, 330 Seventh Street NE Washington, D. C. 20002

Cancelled!

Owing to the adverse weather conditions, the meeting and presentation by George Jett has been cancelled.

Rescheduled!


Please Mark Your Calendar 

With The New Date


Tuesday, March 28, 2017



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Featured Speaker: George Jett


The Capitol Hill Garden Club is pleased to have as its March speaker George Jett, photographer, conservationist and world traveler.


I am 71 and have taken photographs for over 45 years. I graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. In 1970. I worked as a Chemical Engineer and manager at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 30 years in the Office of Water writing regulations. My work was demanding, but I enjoyed it since I believed I was doing good for the earth. When George Brush jr. decided we did not need to write anymore regulation under his ” no industry left behind” policy I was given the option w/ a large bonus to retire. Since I was not allowed to do my job I retired in 2003, and have not looked back.


I always had a passion for nature and am a self-taught naturalist. I often feel I was a better naturalist than a chemical engineer. Since retirement I have travelled extensively around the world documenting the natural history of the regions I visit. For example in 2016 I travelled to Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, and South Africa. Much of what I have documented is on my website www.georgejett.net. Take a look.


My primary objective is to educate and promote conservation. I work closely with The Rainforest Trust, Bat Conservation International, and the American Bird Conservancy Also since retirement I have coordinated a breeding bird atlas, and a reptile and amphibian atlas in Charles County, Maryland for the Maryland Ornithological Society, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, respectively. These two five-year studies provided current information on these two important groups of animals.


The program I intend to present to the garden club is a snap shot of what natural history you might find in and around your special place on Capitol Hill. The program will highlight birds, butterflies, and other critters you could encounter. I hope you enjoy the show.



Featured Speaker: George Jett


The Capitol Hill Garden Club is pleased to have as its March speaker George Jett, photographer, conservationist and world traveler.


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