April 11, 2019 – 7:30 pmMeeting Location:
Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary in Tiburon. The address is 376 Greenwood Beach Road, Tiburon.South Africa and Botswana are home to 829 and 550 bird species, respectively. Jill will share some of the amazing birds she viewed while on safari in 2015, including shimmering blue starlings, multi-colored lilac rollers, and vibrant bee-eaters. It was on this trip when Jill learned that three rhinos are killed each day fueled by the demand for their horns in Asian black markets as ingredient for traditional medicine. If the current rate of poaching is not curtailed, wild rhinoceros could become extinct within the next few decades. But recent promising developments offer hope for the species. She will also talk about interesting conservation projects that she became involved in as a result of the publication of her coming-of-age suspense novel, Rhino in the Room, (signed copies available for purchase at the meeting).