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Rainier hosts a monthly program on the third Monday of each month, September through June. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Light refreshments and good conversation are available. The program begins at 7:00 PM.

Programs are free and open to all! Come and bring your friends.

March 18, Monday
Meeting begins at 7:00 pm

Wildlife of Brazil's Cerrado and Pantanal
Presented by Sally Vogel

Sally Vogel has been a lifelong naturalist. She has a degree in Botany and formerly ran adventure travel trips to countries in Central and South America, Asia and Africa during vacations from her job teaching high school Spanish.

After retiring, she continued to travel and in 2016 she went to Brazil to see as much of its wildlife as possible in a two week trip. Photography is her main interest these days and she has won awards for many of her images.

In this program you'll see BIRDS, mammals, insects and plants from two of Brazil's major ecosystems, the Cerrado and the Pantanal. Close encounters with tool-using Capuchin monkeys, maned wolves and jaguars are among some of the great experiences Sally will share with us.

The Cerrado is one of the richest of all tropical savanna regions and has high levels of endemism. Characterized by enormous ranges of plant and animal biodiversity, World Wide Fund for Nature named it the biologically richest savanna in the world, with about 10,000 plant species and 10 endemic bird species. There are nearly 200 species of mammal in the Cerrado, though only 14 are endemic.

The Pantanal is considered one of the world's largest and most diverse freshwater wetland ecosystems.

Join us at 6:30 for conversation and refreshments.