Our next Potluck & Presentation will be Saturday February 10th at 5pm with the Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch's new Director Cristina Francois. We initially scheduled Cristina to talk about her work on the White-lined Sphinx Moth Polymorphism well before we knew she would be our new Director. Due to this new development we are going to have a slight change in presentation plans. The presentation will now be focused on meeting our new Director with plans to reschedule her presentation on white-lined sphinx moth research in detail at a later time.
We will hear a brief professional back ground on Cristina, including bits of her research on Mt. Lemmon while obtaining an M.S. in Ecology from California State University, Fullerton as well as her time spent with caterpillars while working on her PhD in Entomology from the University of Arizona.
As an additional treat, after this brief presentation, Alan Strauss, Director of the U of A Mount Lemmon Sky Center, and coworker Mike Wiles will have telescopes on site for those interested in viewing star clusters, nebulas and galaxies!
Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch Living Gently on the Land Potluck and Presentation Educational Series events are scheduled the 2nd Saturday each month September through May each year (with the exception of December). We begin at 5 pm, with the potluck dinner at 5:30 pm, and the presentation immediately following. Unless otherwise indicated, tea, coffee and place settings are supplied. Come join us, bring a friend and a dish to share. RSVP to Suzanne Wilcox up to an hour before the event.
Don't forget to bring a dish, and some food items for the Santa Cruz food bank.