Special Speaker in September!
Bird Conservation in the Great Lakes Region: Successes, Challenges, and Learning from the Passenger Pigeon
Josh Engel, Field Museum
Friday, Sept 26,
Urbana Civic Center
How can we learn from the past to stave off future extinctions, in a world where the obstacles can seem insurmountable? Josh Engel, from Chicago’s Field Museum, will give a presentation about passenger pigeons, extinction, and the human relationship with nature from a global perspective. He relates his own experiences in various places where he has seen both the destruction wrought by humans on natural systems as well as the attempts to save what remains. Mr. Engel will bring his global experience to the discussion to look at what has worked—and what hasn't—to protect biodiversity around the world.
Brought to you by CCAS and Grand Prairie Friends
Bryant’s Birds: A Pictorial Journey
Thursday, October 2, 7pm
Urbana Free library
Jeff Bryant works at Wolfram Alpha, LLC, where he develops various astronomy and other science-related content, as well as new astronomy related features for Mathematica. His hobby in photography started with basic astrophotography in the late '80s and led to macrophotography of insects and flowers; and over the last two years bird and wildlife photography. He will show highlights of his bird photography endeavors over the last two years as seen by a budding amateur in both birding and wildlife-based digital photography. All photos are from the Midwest, primarily from the immediate east-central Illinois area, with a few pictures from Indiana and Ohio.
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Audubon en Español
The National Audubon Society has launched a new section of their website, Audubon en Español, which will be the digital face of Audubon in the Spanish-speaking community. Audubon en Español, which you can access at http://espanol.audubon.org/ will be a new voice for birds – and will help make Audubon accessible to a diverse new audience.