Galapagos Islands: Magical Cradle of Evolution with John Kipping
January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The El Dorado Chapter of the CNPS is pleased to present local naturalist John Kipping to talk about his many adventures as a tour guide of las islas encantadas or the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos archipelago was, and is being formed by active volcanoes and comprises over 3,000 square miles of islands spread over 23,000 square miles of ocean. Animals and plants had to float, swim, or fly to reach these islands 600 miles from the coast of Ecuador. Once there, natural selection and vast stretches of time resulted in the origin of new species, inspiring Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. John will be covering the natural and human history of the Galapagos from the discovery of these remote oceanic tropical isles to their significance to science and conservation. In addition to the many endemic plants, a great variety of unique reptiles and birds will be addressed.
Free to the public.
Please Note: The January 2020 General Meeting will be held at the Shingle Springs Community Center at 4440 South Shingle Road, Shingle Springs, CA 95682.
El Dorado Chapter, California Native Plant Society, General Meeting 7:00 p.m.