Every Fourth Tuesday
7:00pm Meeting Begins
Landscape and Design Center
1100 W. Moana Lane, Reno, NV 89509
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If you would like to present at one of our meetings, please contact Alan Gubanich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 25, 2016 – Steve Jenkins, Prof. Emeritus, UNR, “The Magic of Migration by Monarch Butterflies”
Migration is one of the natural wonders of the world and a familiar behavior of many birds. Other animals migrate too, with one of the most dramatic examples being monarch butterflies. Migration by monarchs is dramatic because they are very small animals that migrate very long distances, with each year’s migratory generation returning to a traditional site for the species that these migratory individuals have never seen. It took years of patient research to discover the site of the major wintering area in central Mexico. Monarchs are now a model system for studying the detailed mechanisms of migration. In this talk Steve will explain how Fred Urquhart finally found the wintering site of eastern monarchs with help from hundreds of volunteers, describe recent research on physiological mechanisms of migration, and discuss some intriguing ideas about the evolution of migration in these fascinating animals.
Time: Social at 6:30 p.m. Program starts at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Moana Nursery Landscape and Design Center, 1100 West Moana Lane, Reno
Directions: Moana Nursery is on the southwest corner of Lakeside Drive and Moana Lane, at 1100 West Moana Lane. The Landscape and Design Center is a separate building from the nursery shop itself, and is located on the west side of the shared parking lot.
Bird ID Classes
The popular Birds of the Truckee Meadows bird ID classes for 2016 ended June 1. As always, the classes were well-attended.
Many thanks to Jane Burnham, who has served as Bird Class coordinator for the last five years. Thanks also to our presenters this year, Alan Gubanich, Dave Jickling, Jim Eidel, and our newest presenter this year, Mike Goddard. Stay tuned for the 2017 classes. Check the calendar and Education page for details.
Mark your calendar and run to one of our meetings!!
Tundra Swan, Photo by Bob Goodman
Steller's Jay, Photo by Alan Gubanich
Birds & Books