Saturday, April 2, 2022
A virtual visit to one of the most remote places on our planet with Stewart McPherson. Stewart will introduce you to the unique and amazing cultures and tribes of New Guinea and surrounding islands, covering: – the crocodile clan of the Sepik River – the Baining fire dancers – the shark callers of the Trobriand Islands – the smoked bodies of Aseki – the Huli wigmen – the Hagen wigmen – the Asaro mudmen – the Chimbu skeleton men. This lost world, rarely visited by the arm-chair tourist, is home to towering mountains, lush tropical rain forests, mammal species similar to those found in Australia, glorious bird life, and flora exclusive to the island. It even has a glacier! 2:00 p.m., ZOOM, Members: FREE, Non-Members: $10.00. Pre-registration is required by calling 860-567-0857 or registering online: www.whitememorialcc.org A link to the presentation will be sent to you with a receipt of your registration.
About Stewart McPherson: McPherson is the author of around 20 volumes published by his own company and concerned with natural history, largely focusing on carnivorous plants. He has co-discovered a number of species (including the much publicized Nepenthes attenboroughii) and has formally described around 35 carnivorous plant taxa.
He is a member of the IUCN SSC Carnivorous Plant Specialist Group. He documented each species in full detail in its natural habitat, taking seven years with many expeditions in the tropics of Southeast Asia, Africa and South America. Over time, he has transitioned into TV presenter and natural history writer.
Stewart founded “Ark of Life” http://arkoflife.net/ to conserve species on the brink of extinction, initially carnivorous plant groups. Just look at how prolific this man is! Does he even sleep? https://www.redfernnaturalhistory.com/
2:00 p.m., ZOOM, Members: FREE Non Members: $10.00 Pre-register here: www.whitememorialcc.org
A link to the program will be sent to you with your registration receipt.