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Living With Nature Lecture Series


Tucson Audubon's Living With Nature lecture series entertains, informs, and educates. Expert guest speakers give timely presentations on birds, birding, and habitat conservation and other environmental issues that affect the health of birds. These free educational programs are open to the public, all are welcome! No reservation is necessary.

The series runs from October to April in Tucson and November to April in Green Valley.

Tucson lectures take place on the second Monday of the month and are held at the Pima Community College Downtown Campus in the Amethyst Room from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME CHANGE FOR JANUARY - APRIL 2015 LECTURES. SAME VENUE.

In Green Valley, the lectures are held on the first Saturday of the month from 10:00am - 11:00am at Green Valley Recreation's Desert Hills Social Center. See below for location/maps.

 

TUCSON - October through April, second Monday of the month, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

NEXT PUBLIC LECTURE: PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FROM 7:00 pm TO 6:00 PM - SAME VENUE

February 9--Monday 6:00 PM - TIME CHANGE!
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The importance of conserving an environment in flux: lessons from bluebirds

with Renne Duckworth

Urbanization has eliminated habitat and resources of many avian species and this has had devastating consequences for their populations. In response, humans have implemented conservation programs, some of which have been extremely successful. For example, the placement of nest boxes has led to species recovery and has promoted stable breeding populations for many species. However, these successes are not without consequences. In this lecture, Renee Duckworth will illustrate some of the unintended consequences of nest box programs for evolution of cavity nesting species, highlighting her work on bluebirds. Image by Lois Manowitz.

Dr. Renee Duckworth, an ornithologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of Arizona has been studying competition and coexistence of bluebirds in the western United States for more than a decade.

 

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GREEN VALLEY - November through April, first Saturday of the month, 10:00 am - 11:00am

February 7--Saturday 10:00 AM
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with Doris Evans
Roadrunners are one of the icons of the Southwest deserts. We see them dashing about, yet few people have the opportunity to observe these birds nesting and raising a family. Through photographs and video, we follow a pair of Greater Roadrunners as they build their nest, incubate the eggs, and successfully raise and fledge five chicks.

LOCATION: Green Valley Recreation Desert Hills Social Center on 2980 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ. See map

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SEASON SCHEDULE