All programs are held at Wesselman Woods Nature Center on the third Tuesday of the month and begin at 6 pm.
Long Distance Migrants and Global Change: Case Studies and Synthesis
Dr. Eric McCloud
University of Southern Indiana
Dr. McCloud will address how climate change influences long distance migrants by presenting case studies and discussing changes in migratory behavior.
Disappearing Birds of the Midwest
Director of Conservation Programs
Indiana Chapter of the Nature Conservancy
Matt will talk about some of the bird species that are in decline across the Midwest. Information and photos from his new book, "Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest".
Improving Your Yard for Wildlife
Local teacher and Outdoorsman
Jeremy will give advice and suggestions on what he has done and plans to do with his yard to make it a native-only habitat for wildlife throughout the seasons. He will be sharing photos and stories.
Pelagic Birding, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
Dr. Evan Speck
As an avid birder, Dr. Speck will provide information on pelagic birding and share his experiences with birding off the shores of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
Rewilding Southwest Indiana
Wildlife Refuge Specialist
Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge
Heath's presentation will focus on how ongoing habitat restoration, land acquisition, and conservation partnerships are attracting rare wildlife species and making southwest Indiana an even wilder place.
How Birds Behave
Author and Conservationist
Why do birds do what they do and go where they go? Why do some of them eat seeds while others sip nectar, gulp down berries or catch bugs on the wing, and skip feeders altogether? Why do we see some birds in January but never in July--or vice-versa? How do they choose a mate, know how to build a nest, and know where to find materials? For an entire year Sharon Sorenson watched birds' actions, every single day recording those actions and researching what birds do and why. The effort ultimately led to her newest book, "How Birds Behave". Join her to hear the story.
Friends of the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge
President, Friends for Patoka River NWR
Spring Wildflowers of Audubon State Park
Parks Program Service Supervisor
J. J. Audubon State Park
Birding Sources on the Net
Evansville Audubon Member
Invasive Species of Southern Indiana
Retired Extension Educator
Larry will discuss the identification of various invasive plants found in our area and why they are such a problems