Sierra Club Presentation Takes You On a Tour to Mysterious Borneo
2011-02-23 · By Editor
The Long Beach Sierra Club group hosts a presentation of Borneo, Land of the Headhunters, on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. The free program, open to the public, begins at 7:30 at the Environmental Services Bureau, 2929 East Willow Street, Long Beach, 90806.
You’ll meet some of the world’s most exotic animals and plants – the Rafflesia, which is the world’s largest flower weighing up to 20 lbs., carnivorous pitcher plants, pygmy elephants, orangutans, and proboscis monkeys, named for their immense noses.
Once inhabited by headhunters, modern Borneo is a land of contrasts. The third largest island in the world, Borneo is divided among three countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, and wealthy Brunei. It has one of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia, and a cave system with one of the world’s longest underground rivers and a bat population of more than 3 million.
The Long Beach Group is part of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club. The group has more than 2,000 members and serves Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Signal Hill and Seal Beach.