Explorations in Natural Sciences
The Desert Tortoise Revealed
Now - April 14, 2013
Sunday | 3 - 4:30 p.m.
- Laurie Nessel
Relicts of an epoch when this area was a tropical deciduous forest, tortoises are an important part of the Sonoran Desert history. Learn about their survival mechanisms, why they are considered keystone species and their future prospects in a changing world. We will discuss proper etiquette when encountering a tortoise in the wild, as well as how to care for them in captivity. After the lecture and discussion, participants will have a chance to meet the resident Garden tortoises.
- Class enrollment limit: 20
Natural Sciences classes sponsored by Maricopa Audubon Society.