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From Stinking Flowers to Flying Squirrels: The Weird and Wonderful Wildlife of Borneo
November 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmfree
The Presentation: Borneo is home of the comical orangutan, the world’s stinkiest largest flower, monster flying squirrels, birds (beautiful and not so beautiful), including the endemic bristlehead and a large diversity of hornbills, monkey with the biggest schnoz, an amazing array of butterflies, and other spectacles. The world’s third largest island hosts one of the longest underground rivers and other cave systems hosting an amazing bat exodus and caves where swiftlet nests are harvested for bird’s nest soup. Heather’s lifelong passion for birding and nature has taken her for months at a time to some of the world’s most exotic locations and is excited to share her adventures in Borneo with WRN this month.
The Presenter: Heather Bagg has been a nature lover with a special passion for birds since a “wee lass” inspired by Red Rose tea cards and a children’s bird book given to her by her grandmother, and later, birding with Dennis Rupert, founder of Lambton Wildlife. Traveling often months at a time, she’s been to 30 countries and had close encounters with poisonous snakes, anacondas, huge spiders, killer bees, and strangers in the night. Her photo club and teaching experience, love of research, passion for wildlife, and always hiking with camera in hand have helped in developing her enthusiastic multi-media travel presentations that she has delivered to various organizations over the years. As a member of WRN, she looks forward to sharing with the club the natural wonders the world has to offer.
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