Programs

 

All programs occur on the third Tuesday of the month and begin at 6 pm. Programs will be virtual via Zoom until further notice.  A Zoom invitation link will be sent to participate in the program and/or board meeting.  No RSVP to info@evvaudubon.org is necessary if you have participated previously.  First time participants will need to RSVP to info@evvaudubon.org to receive the link.

 

Virtual Programs 2020-21

15

Sept 2020

Online Birding Resources and Applications

Brian Taylor

President,

Evansville Audubon Society

Brian will discuss the online resources and applications that birders can use to enhance their knowledge of birds and assist in their identification.  There are some exciting and new resources beyond the field guides we have grown up using, so be sure to tune into our first virtual program to learn more.

Remember, that in order to participate virtually through Zoom, you must RSVP before Tuesday, Sept. 15, by emailing info@evvaudubon.org to receive your Zoom invitation link. 

20

Oct 2020

Invasive Species of Southern Indiana

Larry Caplan

Retired Extension Educator

Larry will cover the identification of various plants in our area, and why they are such a problem.  This program should be a good follow up to the Weed Wrangler event at the North Woods Trail where volunteers will be eradicating invasive plants in Ingleheart Park on October 3, 2020.  (See details on the Events and News page of this website)

Remember, that in order to participate virtually through Zoom, you must RSVP before Tuesday, October 20, by emailing info@evvaudubon.org to receive your Zoom invitation link. 

17

Nov 2020

Great Lakes and Indiana Climate Campaign

Great Lakes Audubon Staff

Troy Peters, Engagement Manager;

Erin Rowan, Conservation Science Associate;

and

Marnie Urso, Policy Director

The Audubon Great Lakes presentation will include updates on the Great Lakes Region presented by Troy Peters.  Erin Rowan will then give an overview of the Survival by Degrees report.  Finally, Marnie Urso will give a detailed discussion of Audubon's Indiana Climate Campaign.  Please join the Great Lakes Audubon staff to share your observations on how we can work together towards climate solutions.

Remember, that in order to participate virtually through Zoom, you must RSVP before Tuesday, November 17, by emailing info@evvaudubon.org to receive your Zoom invitation link. 

15

Dec 2020

Bird Friendly Native Plants

Adam Hape

Goldfinch Native Plant Nursery

5320 Mesker Park Drive

Evansville, IN

Goldfinch Native Plant Nursery is a new area business that opened in August 2020 that specializes in native plants that grow best in our area and that can be used to replace troublesome invasive species.  Adam will talk about the nursery, how it became established, and what area natives they can provide.  In October we heard from Larry Caplan about invasive species in our area and now Adam can give you an idea of natives to plant.

Remember, that in order to participate virtually through Zoom, you must RSVP before Tuesday, December 15, by emailing info@evvaudubon.org to receive your Zoom invitation link. 

19

Jan 2021

Birding E-Commerce

Chris Briggs and Amanda Joest

JC's Wildlife

13644 IN 57 

Evansville, IN. 47725

JC's Wildlife, located here in Evansville, IN., is a leading online source for all your backyard birding needs.  Chris and Amanda will discuss their story and the trends in what people are purchasing.

Remember, that in order to participate virtually through Zoom, you must RSVP before Tuesday, January 19, by emailing info@evvaudubon.org to receive your Zoom invitation link. 

16

Feb 2021

The Talon Trust

Lauren Norvell, founder & president

The Talon Trust (thetalontrust.org)

Evansville, IN.  

The Talon Trust is dedicated to the conservation of native raptors through rescue, rehabilitation, and public educational experiences.  Lauren will give an informal presentation with a brief update on the Trust, a live bird encounter, and answer all your questions.

Remember, that in order to participate virtually through Zoom, you must RSVP before Tuesday, February 16, by emailing info@evvaudubon.org to receive your Zoom invitation link. 

16

Mar 2021

Right Plant for the Right Location

Larry Caplan

Retired Extension Educator

Evansville, IN.  

Larry's October invasive species program told you what plants to avoid in your yard; now you need replacements.  Planting the wrong plant in the wrong place in your landscape will cause maintenance headaches and short-lived plants.  Learn to avoid future problems by planting the right plant in the right location.

Remember, first time participants to our virtual programs must RSVP before Tuesday, March 16, by emailing info@evvaudubon.org to receive your Zoom invitation link. 

20

Apr 2021

Hummingbirds: Their Characteristics and Migratory Habits.

Sharon Sorenson

Author and Conservationist

Evansville, IN.  

Sharon will discuss the appearances and behaviors of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and follow the birds over the course of a year.  You will be able to learn where they go and what they do in various habitats along the migration route.

Remember, first time participants to our virtual programs must RSVP before Tuesday, April 20, by emailing info@evvaudubon.org to receive your Zoom invitation link. 

18

May 2021

Marsh Nest Bird Monitoring and Nest Density Analysis at Loess Bluffs NWR

Valerie Schneider

Wildlife Biologist

Patoka River NWR & MA

Oakland City, IN

Valerie will briefly cover what she has been working on at Patoka River NWR and then discuss the marsh bird survey project in Missouri where biologists have surveyed for least bittern, common gallinule, and pied-billed grebe nests.  They also collected data on incubation rates, habitat use, and determined overall nest density within wetlands at Loess Bluffs NWR.  

Remember, first time participants to our virtual programs must RSVP before Tuesday, May 18, by emailing info@evvaudubon.org to receive your Zoom invitation link. 

15

Jun 2021

Causes & Consequences of Insect Decline

Dr. Eric McCloud

Associate Professor

University of Southern Indiana

Evansville, IN

Insect extinctions have drawn recent attention in the press.  Earth is entering a 6th mass extinction event and declines are documented in many groups. But it is too early to say whether insect declines exceed or merely track together with other groups.  Given the ecological importance of insects, any decline in these, "the little things that run the world", should be of concern. Dr. McCloud will discuss the current state of knowledge on this topic.

Remember, first time participants of our virtual programs must RSVP before Tuesday, June 15, by emailing info@evvaudubon.org to receive your Zoom invitation link.