Our annual members-only picnic at Bruce Canaday's house will feature food and fun for the whole family. Enjoy some BBQ and visit Bruce's, fishroom.
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Memorial Day Weekend 2014
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GCCA Meeting May 2014 Speaker Brian Perkins - Cichlids of the SE Peruvian Amazon Basin
Doubletree Hotel Downers Grove
2111 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515
1-630-971-2000 | Map and Directions
Brian Perkins, owner/operator of Wild Peru - www.wildperu.net, a fish collecting station in Peru, will be talking about his experiences with Cichlids of the SE Peruvian Amazon Basin.
I am a life-long Tropical Fish hobbyist, starting in 1965 when my first pair of red Swordtails gave birth to young fish, and I have been hooked ever since. Next year, in 2015, I will be celebrating 50 years of fascination and learning in this great hobby. I have kept, observed and bred a wide variety of fish in that time, so you could describe my experience as being “general”, although I have had a particular fondness for African Killifish and dwarf Cichlids over the years.
In 2005, I had my first chance to go to the Amazon and collect fishes, see their habitats, and observe them in the wild. This is something I had dreamed about doing since I was a kid! This visit started a new chapter in my life with the birth and growth of my Eco-Tour business “WildPERU”. We want to offer the best Jungle experience possible. Starting and operating a small business in the Third world is certainly a challenge, but it has been a very rewarding one.
The Tropical forest has proven to be a great teacher, but it is changing rapidly before our eyes. We are constantly discovering new fish species, or expanding distributions of known fishes. There is still so many things the forest can teach us, if we can get out and see them before “progress” changes them irrevocably.
I am on a constant quest to continue to learn and expand my understanding of the world around me.
|Event Date:||05-18-2014 6:00 pm|
|Event End Date:||05-18-2014 9:00 pm|
|Location||DoubleTree Hotel Downers Grove|