All Chapter meetings till further notice will be conducted virtually on ZOOM , please contact Don for more information –Greatauk4@gmail.com
Bird Declines and what’s being done
October 25th 7:30PM
Sharon Petzinger will be presenting on the national bird declines and what’s being done in NJ and elsewhere to help reverse those declines.
Sharon is a Senior Zoologist who has been working with New Jersey Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program specializing in both resident and Neotropical migratory songbirds since 2001. She has a B.S. in natural resource/wildlife management from Rutgers University and an M.S. in conservation biology from Georgia Southern University.
Hummingbirds Jewels of the Air
November 8, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Sandy Lockerman, a licensed bird bander, will discuss the intriguing world of hummingbirds. She will help you to take a look as some of their unique adaptations and migration mysteries. In addition to her ongoing ruby-throat project, she will update you on the documentation efforts being made of western hummingbirds in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Sandy has been a bird bander for 25 years and spent 15 of those years travelling annually to the large Fort Morgan, Alabama bird banding station where banding hundreds of Gulf of Mexico migrating songbirds and hummingbirds was an everyday occurrence. She began researching songbird migration in Pennsylvania at Wildwood Park in Harrisburg where she spent many years as, first a volunteer, then as a full-time environmental educator. She also is involved with Project Owlnet where she bands and studies northern saw-whet owl during their autumn migration.
It’s a Bug, Bug, Bug, Bug World! by Wade Wander
December 6th, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
An exploration of the amazing diversity of insect life. Many people are taught to fear and loathe anything with 6 legs, but the functioning of ecosystems around the world depends on the services of these fascinating creatures. With the “Insect Apocalypse” already upon us, it is time to give some appreciation to the “little things that run the world.”
Wade Wander, along with his wife, Sharon, is a partner in Wander Ecological Consultants, investigating wetlands and conducting surveys for Endangered and Threatened species. He has been an active New Jersey naturalist since childhood, interested in birds, reptiles and amphibians, plants, and butterflies (and of course, moths and other insects). He is a past president of the New Jersey Butterfly Club, for which he is a frequent speaker and field-trip leader. At the moth station he runs at their home in Sussex County, Wade has recorded more than 1100 species of moths since 2001.
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