World Wildlife Wanderings – Antarctica, Africa and South America

18th Feb 2020

Attendees of GLENRAC’s Focus event this month will be transported to some of the world’s most spectacular scenery as Dr Mahri Koch recounts stories of her expeditions in search of Earth’s diverse wildlife species.

Working as an ecologist since 1993, Mahri has always felt a desire to understand the complexity of life that exists across the world.

"As an ecologist, and throughout my entire life, the diversity of life on this planet has fascinated me. I wanted a taste of the key animals and landscapes that exist across the planet,” says Dr Koch.

Travelling first to Botswana and then onto Zimbabwe in 2014, Dr Koch experienced vast numbers of species of animals and landscapes, inspiring her desire to learn more about the web of life across our planet.

She then headed to South America where she experienced the unique nature of the Galapagos Islands, Peru and Ecuador.

Just last year, Mahri had the opportunity to continue her expeditions to a part of the world few others will ever encounter, travelling by boat to the Antarctic content where her senses were overwhelmed by endless stretches of ice and mountainous landscapes.

"I expected white everywhere – ice, snow and more ice. But there is so much more to Antarctica!"

Dr Koch will be sharing stories of her adventures next Wednesday night at the Glen Innes and District Services Club Remembrance Rooms from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Free event, light supper provided.

World Wildlife Wanderings – Antarctica, Africa and South America. Wednesday 19th February 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Glen Innes and District Services Club Remembrance Room. RSVP by phone on 02 6732 3443 or email lucy.munro@glenrac.org.au or drop in to the GLENRAC office at 68 Church St, Glen Innes.

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