Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Grosse Pointe Audubon Fall Calendar


Here is our meeting schedule for Fall 2015. I will be posing the Fall newsletter as soon as possible.

Sept. 21 — Rounding up: Recent discoveries of new species in Indonesia and China with Dr. Pamela Rasmussen. Only a few new species of birds are named for science worldwide each year, mostly from South America. But Michigan State University Integrative Biologist Pamela Rasmussen has been part of a team that has described 10 new Asian species and rediscovered three others in recent years. Find out more about the process of documentation of biodiversity in this talk.

Oct. 19 — Bringing Conservation to Cities: Lessons from Building the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. Most conservationists want to work in pristine areas, and most urban areas are considered too degraded to rank high on conservation priority lists. But John Hartig, director of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, has learned what it takes to foster a conservation ethic in urban areas and to inspire and develop new urban conservationists.

Nov. 16 — Discovering the birds of Newfoundland. Grosse Pointe Audubon’s own Mike and Judy Florian will take you on a photographic journey of their trip to Newfoundland, July 2-8, 2014. The trip included the Avalon Peninsula plus Terra Nova National Park, the easternmost portions of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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