Ridgecrest
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Past Meetings

11-9-2020

Posted by Sue on November 19, 2020 at 10:05 PM

Call to Order: 7 pm

Present: Seven people attended wearing masks & practicing social distancing.

 

Discussion: President Bob brought in three metal signs for the Tortoise Enclosure at the Maturango Museum. Dave Kurdeka knew of a company in San Francisco that made these signs. Bob provided the pictures & information. We were happy with the beautiful pictures & the wording on the new signs!


One detail on the first sign featured the names of the tortoises living in the enclosure, which are Peaches, Starfall, Dash & Shlow-Mo. The second sign was entitled “Natural History of the Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)” with relevant information. The third sign talked about appropriate tortoise food for captive tortoises & rules about wild tortoises. Also, the CTTC Chapters were listed with their addresses so people can contact a chapter. It is best for the public to contact a chapter in their area if they have questions about tortoises, membership & meeting times. One alarming fact on the signs stated that “only 2% of baby tortoises become adults”! The next step is to have metal supports to lay the signs on & install them around the enclosure.


Events: There will be a monthly meeting for the Kerncrest Audubon Club for a limited number of people at the museum If it is still open, with the rest of the participants meeting via Zoom. The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 19th at 7 pm featuring Susan Steele & her photos of wild flowers of the Eastern Sierras & John Muir Wilderness. Please contact the Audubon Club if you would like to join in on the meeting as there are also limited spots on the Zoom application.


Next Meeting: TBA


Adjourned: 7:45 pm

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