Program: Hungry for Habitat! (note program change)

When:
April 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2018-04-17T19:00:00-05:00
2018-04-17T20:00:00-05:00
Where:
Community Room at the West Arlington Police Station
2060 W Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington, TX 76013
USA

 

Tonight’s announced speaker (Kayleigh Madeiros) has had to cancel, but has agreed to come talk to us at an upcoming meeting – date still TBD.  And in her place, John Darling has graciously agreed to step in and talk about a subject that is of great interest to all of us – interactions between native plants and wildlife.

“Hungry for Habitat: Birds need plants, but how do natives fit in?” – Birds must be flexible and adaptable in meeting their basic survival needs of feeding, drinking, nesting and shelter. When a bird’s favorite plant is threatened or disappears, the bird must adapt to a different one or face extinction. An increasingly metropolitan human population will impact the mix of native and non-native plants, possibly threatening the survival of some bird species. John will discuss some of the changes and adaptations we’re seeing now with a look into what we might expect in the future.

In another life, John Darling was a teenage natural history geek who sort of grew up to work over 17 years as a collection manager in a scientific vertebrate collection. In 1993, he left trapping, netting, bits of teaching, inhaling formaldehyde, and a few tropical field courses behind and eventually fell into composting at UTA. He is apparently Editor for Life of the Arlington Conservation Council newsletter.

Parking is available in the front of the building, accessed from Ron McAndrew Drive
The program is free and open to the public.