Past Programs: 2017-18 season

Patrick RuhlFebruary: Where do forest birds go after nesting?

Patrick Ruhl, who is completing a Ph.D. in wildlife science at Purdue University, has been researching the habitat associations of mature forest bird species in southern Indiana. In this talk, he shared some recent results of his radio-tracking and bird-banding studies.

January: Threats to Hawai’i’s unique & rare birdsIiwi

Of all U.S. states, Hawai’i has the greatest numbers of extinct species and federally listed endangered species of birds. Dr. Kamal Islam, biology professor at Ball State, presented the many threats to Hawai’i’s unique and rare avifauna and the ways in which climate change will further jeopardize their future survival.

December: Birding close to homeWhite River Woods

Rose Jeffery, our chapter's field trip chair, told us about the best birding sites within a two-hour drive of Muncie – a long list that includes Summit Lake, McVey Woods, White River Woods, Mounds State Park, Limberlost/Loblolly, Salamonie Lake, Eagle Creek Park, and nearly two dozen other sites.

November: Conservation awards banquet

No regular program. Visit the 2017 conservation awards page to learn more.

October: Welcome back the bluebirdsbluebird nest thumbnail

Christy Frampton, president of the Boone County Bluebird Society and district coordinator for the Indiana Bluebird Society, offered insights about Eastern Bluebirds’ nesting habits, why they need our help, and how to attract them. 

Archives are available for programs from October 2003-June 2017.