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Delaware County Bird Club: Home on the Range with Prairie-Chickens
February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us as we welcome Dr. Jackie Augustine. Jackie will discuss the biology of Greater and Lesser Prairie-Chickens, species that she has been studying for almost 15 years. These charismatic birds perform impressive displays to gain mating opportunities. Come hear about the rolling prairie, the antics of prairie-chickens, and the challenges to studying these declining species.
Jackie Augustine has been on the faculty at OSU-Lima since 2009. She is a behavioral ecologist who specializes in mating strategies of birds. Jackie is particularly interested in the proximate environmental and hormonal factors mediating reproductive success of avian species. Her general approach has been to observe wild birds, conduct experiments, analyze data using advanced statistical methodology, and elucidate underlying genetic and physiological processes with blood and fecal analyses. She currently teaches several courses in Biology and Ecology in which she appeals to multiple learning styles by incorporating problem-based learning, field trips, and hands-on activities whenever possible.
Doors open at 6:30. The program starts at 7:00, followed by reports of local bird sightings and socializing.