TAYLORVILLE — The University Women of Christian County met on September 7, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Our guest speaker was Kristen Ragusa. Kristen is a graduate student from the University of Illinois. Kristen presented a powerpoint entitled: Slow and Steady Eastern Box Turtles. Kristen studies wildlife conservation in challenging times. Her current focus is on viruses that are linked to the recent population decline of Eastern Box Turtles in Illinois. Kristen’s enthusiasm and bubbly presentation captivated everyone’s interest and immediately made an endearing program for the evening. Kristen shared her knowledge and beautiful photographs detailing box turtles’ longevity, environmental benefits and their challenges.
UWCC is a community based organization which awards scholarships to college women of Christian County.