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Irazu Volcano, with the Caribbean Sea in the distance (3400 metres, 11,260 feet–and you can drive to the top!).
General News · 11th March 2018
Sunday March 18 - 1:30 pm – doors open for memberships and renewals,
2 pm – short business meeting followed by guest speaker, George Sirk, presenting Costa Rica.

George has travelled to Costa Rica for 48 years. His trips include overland by Land Rover in 1970 for 5 months, working as naturalist guide 6 months in the 1990s, 2 casual visits, and a 4-week adventure with wife Kim – all giving him a unique perspective of changes this tropical gem has endured.

With 918 species of birds, 112 species of bats, 174 amphibians, 1300 orchids, 9000 flowering plants, over 2500 trees and 200 mammals, it has one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. For comparison, all of North America has 915 species of birds. Yet, Costa Rica is only one and a half times bigger than Vancouver Island!

Why is tiny Costa Rica a stupendous natural wonder? If you visit, what should you expect to see? What is the impact of global warming, or as George puts it, global overheating? This illustrated talk will attempt to answer these questions.

Refreshments provided. Everyone welcome. Donations appreciated.

In the picture: Irazú Volcano, with the Caribbean in the distance (3400 metres, 11,260 - and you can drive to the top!).

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