The public is invited to attend the Yolo Audubon Society’s monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, as Andy Engilis, curator of the UC Davis Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, leads attendees on a fantastic biological voyage to an unexplored region of Indonesia, the Mekongga Mountains.
In a region never before systematically surveyed for its diversity, Engilis will highlight the plants, insects, and vertebrates discovered in this very remote region of the world, including many species new to science.
Findings from 2009-11 Mekongga expeditions led to the establishment of a new national park protecting this unique rainforest system of Wallacea — one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.
Yolo Audubon meets monthly on the third Wednesday at the Davis Senior Citizens Center, 646 A St. There is a pre-meeting “social” at 7 p.m. with cookies, juice, coffee, tea and conversation.
The Yolo Audubon Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to to fostering an appreciation of birds and other wildlife through educational programs and field trips, bringing conservation issues to public awareness, and acting to preserve Yolo County bird life and habitat. more information about the Yolo Audubon Society, visit http://www.yoloaudubon.org.