Kenyan Adventures
Speakers: Joseph Mwangi & Marcie Jacklin
Date: May 21 (note date change)
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Our regular meeting location

For the past two years, we have scheduled our May meetings on the Thursday following Victoria Day to allow our members to enjoy the holiday weekend with family. This year, we are continuing the tradition and will meet on Thursday, May 21st.

The speaker originally scheduled for this date is unable to keep her commitment, so we are fortunate to have a special visitor from Kenya who will join us that evening. Joseph Mwangi, a guide with Nature's Wonderland Safaris in Kenya, will be joined by Marcie Jacklin to discuss the various wildlife safaris that are available. We will also learn about the annual Wildebeest migration that takes place within Kenya's Masai Mara Game Reserve. Between the open places of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, thousands of Wildebeest and Zebras migrate to greener pastures as the seasons change, providing one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth.

Joseph has had an interest in nature since his high school years when he chaired a geographical club. He later joined Nature Kenya, an organization that deals with the conservation of the country's flora and fauna. In addition to his duties as one of the premiere guides for Nature's Wonderland Safaris, he volunteers to conduct annual water bird surveys and other citizen science activities.

Come take a virtual safari to this fascinating country and enjoy its enchanting natural environment.

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