Member Meeting and “Hiding in Plain Sight: Amazing Camouflage, Mimicry & Evasion in Nature” Speaker Series January 4, 2022
This program will present and discuss examples of how animals and plants mislead and deceive in order to survive in nature. Revealing patterns, coloration, behavior, and much more will attest to the astounding world of Nature! Be prepared to test your observational skills!
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society Member Meeting and Speaker Series 2022
Program: “Hiding in Plain Sight: Amazing Camouflage, Mimicry & Evasion in Nature”
Presenter: Judy Semroc, educator, naturalist, photographer
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM. Member Meeting at 7:30 PM and Speaker at 8:00 PM (EST).
Description: Now you don’t see it, but wait, now I do? Nature has many ways to evade our eyes through camouflage and mimicry. Insects and invertebrates have some of the best camouflage and mimicry, but many amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals have camouflage strategies as well. Even the largest mammal in the neighborhood, the White-tailed Deer, seem to “melt” into the vegetation. Judy Semroc will take us through ways many organisms evade us and perhaps even understand why animals have adapted these strategies.
About Judy Semroc, Field Biologist & Naturalist: Judy is the founder of Chrysalis in Time‚ the first Ohio chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA). Judy also serves on the board of the Ohio Bluebird Society & Ohio Ornithological Society (Conservation Committee). She has co-authored two natural history guides, "Dragonflies & Damselflies of Northeast Ohio” and "Goldenrods of Northeast Ohio: A Field Guide to Identification & Natural History.” For the past 20+ years, Judy was a Conservation Specialist for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. As a former Petroleum Geologist and science teacher, Judy loves to learn about and share her passion for the natural world through hikes, interpretive programs, and photography.
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