Month in Review – May/June 2014

May 2014

Lagoon Bouffe was the destination for the May field trip which featured a short walk to the tassik. This lake of mud had members puzzling over the appearance of dead fishes and mysterious animal tracks before the rain came down in force.

The Lagoon Bouffe tassik.

The rains come down at the Lagoon Bouffe tassik.

After a quick visit to a nearby oilfield camp, the group went to look for exposed Amerindian middens on the east coast.

The May lecture series featured Marc de Verteuil of Papa Bois Conservation who presented on shark conservation in Trinidad and Tobago. Papa Bois Conservation has launched a multi-year campaign that seeks to make T&T a shark sanctuary and implement a ban on the export and landing of shark products from local shores.

Papa Bois Conservation talks about shark conservation in T&T

Papa Bois Conservation talks about shark conservation in T&T.

The Club participated in the Horticultural Society’s annual flower show at the Queen’s Park Savanna from 10th May to 1st June. The three day event drew lots of curious onlookers as a range of printed material was on display.

The Club display at the Horticultural Society show.

The Club display at the Horticultural Society show.

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