Programs

Lycoming Audubon Society meets at 6:00 p.m., the fourth Wednesday of every month except the months of June, July and August. November meeting is the third Wednesday. Other exceptions may be due to facility scheduling. See website for confirmation. Meetings are free and open to the public. We hope to resume in-person or hybrid meetings at the James V Brown Library starting in Fall 2022. Please stay tuned.

September 28th, 2022: California Condors: An Update on Their Status and Recent Events by Wayne Laubscher
The program will discuss California Condors from the perspective of their natural history and recent history with humans. Condors in the Big Sur area of California will be highlighted. The aftermath of a 2020 devastating fire which severely impacted a major condor research facility and a number of individuals of the wild population will be discussed. Wayne is an official bander of hummingbirds and also Saw-whet Owls at his farm as part of Project Owlnet, a volunteer project. Currently, he works for the Centre County Planning Office as the Mosquito Disease Control Coordinator for Centre, Clinton, and Clearfield Counties. He is the Clinton Co. compiler for the PA Birds publication and a member of the Lycoming Audubon Society board. He is a board member of the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology as well as a member of the Northcentral PA Conservancy Technical Committee. He also coordinates the Audubon CBC centered in the Lock Haven area. He is a native of the Lock Haven region, residing in Swissdale.

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October 26th, 2022: Birds of Ricketts Glen State Park by Doug Gross
Join us online to hear Doug Gross (PA Game Commission wildlife biologist, retired) discuss the habitats found in and around Ricketts Glen State Park and how they contribute to the area’s designation as a designated Pennsylvania Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. In addition to reviewing the natural history of breeding birds found in the park, the history of ornithological studies on nearby North Mountain will be discussed.

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Passcode: 307296
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November 16th, 2022: The Intricacies of Birds, Plants, and Insects by Dr. Lillie Langlois
Dr. Langlois will present a discussion on the interconnections between birds, plants, and insects. Given that most passerine birds almost exclusively use caterpillars and other insects to feed their young throughout the breeding season, this food resource is of vital importance to the persistence of bird populations. This talk will highlight the research of Dr. Doug Tallamy of the University of Delaware to better understand how closely these groups are interdependent and how individual landowners can make a significant positive difference in providing food for migratory and resident birds. Lillie Langlois is a lecturer in the Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department at Clemson University. She teaches graduate courses for the online Master of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources program, including GIS for Natural Resources, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Wildlife Behavior, and Wildlife Conservation Policy. She received her PhD from Penn State University and previously taught at PSU and the University of Pittsburgh.

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Meeting ID: 817 2989 7153
Passcode: 503387
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