You are cordially invited to join the New Mexico Mountain Club's (NMMC) bi-monthly member's meeting and speaker presentation. The topic for tonight's meeting is rattlesnakes, which have a long history of creating undo fear and anxiety to those who venture forth into their territory. Tonight’s speaker, Bob Myers, a former science teacher and owner operator of the American International Rattlesnake Museum, will separate fact from fiction, regarding this often misunderstood creature and ease your trepidation while treading as a guest in their environment. Learn about how to avoid this critter, what to do if you have an encounter with one, snake bites, conservation, and why they are important members to the ecosystem. Ophidiophobiacs beware; well behaved rattlesnakes will be present and at times out of their cages.
As a note, you do not have to join our group to attend. However, we are always looking for new members and hike leaders. You are welcome to join the group tonight if you wish. We have a $10 annual membership fee that helps pay for equipment, a website, space rental, and food for our meetings. The NMMC is one of New Mexico's oldest established non-profit hiking clubs. The group also has a technical climbing section.