Connecting with the Wild & Green
Thursday, October 5th | 7:15 PM
Tyvola Senior Center
Birders and gardeners alike know how important habitat is to wildlife. Many of us are trying to ‘rewild’ our yards and neighborhoods. Five years ago Dr. Sara Gagné, then Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, spoke to us about her research on how birds respond to urbanization. Since then she has become a full Professor and written a book Nature at Your Door: Connecting with the Wild and Green in the Urban and Suburban Landscape. At the our October meeting she will update us on her research and remind us about the importance of the connections and roles we play in our outdoor surroundings. We will learn the care of our yards matter just as much as how our local parks and nature preserves are managed.
So join us for this informative program and learn how we can impact and support the wildlife around us. Refreshments will begin around 6:45 PM with program beginning at 7:15 PM.
Dr. Gagné’s presentation is being co-sponsored with the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Books will be available for signing.
Go Birding with Us
©Sheri Douse GBBC
Piping plover (bird) with the legs of several chicks hiding under the bird. Photo by Edmund Prescottano/Audubon Photography Awards
Burrowing owl peeking around the edge of a fence post. By Matt Henson/Audubon Photography Awards
Close-up of a great horned owl face. Photo by Scott Zimmermann./Audubon Photography Awards.