On October 10, 2016, the Piasa Palisades Group, Sierra Club, will feature a dear friend and fellow Sierran, Dr. Rich Keating. All are welcome. Rich is a retired professor of botany from SIU-Edwardsville, and currently a research associate at Missouri Botanical Gardens. In October and November 2015, he joined a trek in the eastern Himalayas in the tiny kingdom of Bhutan, a country a bit smaller than South Carolina. This illustrated talk will cover two distinct aspects of that corner of the world, the trek itself, photos and the nation’s unique culture. He reports, “We passed through an amazing geology and variety of vegetation zones with a very rich flora. From there we explored a broad alpine valley, with the summit of the nation's highest mountain, Mt. Jomolhari, looming two miles above." Also discussed in the presentation will be some of the unique features of the country’s art, celebrations, and symbolism. Attendees and friends are invited to have dinner and meet the speaker at the Old Bakery Beer Company, 400 Landmarks Blvd., Alton, Il 62002 starting at 5:30 p.m. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Event room adjacent to the dining room.
Contact Chris Krusa for any questions: 410-490-5024.