Member Meeting and “Emergent Mechanics of the Cup Nest and Its 'Mechanical Synthesis” Speaker Series
Birds building this type of nest appear to embody an instinctive understanding of the emergent mechanics of thin, flexible, and frictional grains, one that is currently lacking in the scientific community.
Rosemary Mosco is a wonderful naturalist who puts her naturalist eye into cartoons that are fun and also accurate. You will smile, if not laugh at the antics of birds and other wildlife in her renderings … all based on what she has seen.
In nature, hybridization between species is not common, but does occur. During the summers of 2014 and 2015, in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, an unusual warbler song was heard.
The Member Meeting included chapter news and two special invitations intended to promote the Audubon mission and act as a bridge between local and global birding communities, followed by a presentation by David Lindo, aka 'The Urban Birder', on the "Basics of Urban Birding".
Ever wonder how to attract more birds to your home without buying bird seed? Audubon’s Michael Goldman will explain how to do just that. By planting native plants in your yard you too can have a whole menagerie full of birds.
Speaker Series: Emergent Mechanics of the Cup Nest and Its 'Mechanical Synthesis with Dr. Hunter King, University of Akron
Photo: Dr. Hunter King at The University of Akron received an NSF grant to study the collective mechanical interactions of disordered, randomly packed elastic filaments, or slender rods similar to twigs as used in birds' nests. Pictured here are "nest" materials in his lab. CREDIT Dr. Hunter King, The University of Akron
How do distinctive mechanical characteristics relate to structural demands of natural nests? Get your science on as we begin to address these questions through experiments with artificial 'nests', and observations of the construction process.
Speaker Series: Implications of Climate Change in the Arctic with Dr. Anne Farley Schoeffler, Educator, Seton Catholic School
The lives of many migratory birds, as well as charismatic wildlife, such as polar bears and killer whales are dependent on an environment that we may consider harsh. This presentation will cover the Arctic environment, Arctic amplification of climate change, and consequences for ecosystems.
Speaker Series: How Birds Shape the Air: The Structure and Function of Bird Wings with Dr. Tobin Hieronymus, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Across cultures and through history bird wings appear, grafted in their entirety, onto other beings or objects of symbols of speed or flight. Bneath the feathers lies a system of bones, muscles and tendons that governs flight mechanics in a very concrete way. Join us to explore the evolutionary story and anatomy of bird wings.
Speaker Series: Purple Martins of Summit County with Kay Lukac, Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association
Purple Martins are the largest swallow in Ohio. Nesting in colonies, usually martin boxes or gourds supplied by people, the birds are a sound of the summer. As the martins ready themselves for migration to Brazil, they will gather by the thousands around lakes and wetland habitats. Portage Lakes in Summit County is one of the areas in which the birds congregate. This program shares information about the life history of the martins as well as the importance of the habitats the birds need prior to migration as well as in South America.
Urban Birding with David Lindo Week | "How to Be an Urban Birder" with David Lindo at the Kirtland Bird Club
David Lindo, The Urban Birder, presents "How to Be an Urban Birder" at the Kirtland Bird Club Speaker Series, Wednesday evening, November 6, 2019 at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. David will talk about his urban birding experiences around the world in an effort to raise awareness and educate people on the importance of preservation and conservation of bird and wildlife habitat.
Join us for an evening of conversations, research reporting, and sharing stories to help us all grow a sustainable future by working together in collaborations and partnerships for birds and habitat conservation. Plan to attend the pre-program Supper and Book Signing with guest celebrity David Lindo, author of "How To Be an Urban Birder" and program speaker, Joseph Lautenbach.
Join us to meet UK celebrity birder, David Lindo, author of "How to Be an Urban Birder" who helps us to see our urban environments as a bird would: The buildings are cliffs and any green areas are an oasis for nesting, resting and feeding. Plan to attend this special community event for urban residents, city dwellers, citizen scientists, and dedicated birders who want to learn more about connecting to wildlife and nature in urban environments.
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