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Thursday Night Nature: Neotropical Migrants: The Habitat Connection (Virtual Program)

Thursday, June 18 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 18 8:00 pm


Millions of birds move back and forth each year from tropical America to or through the temperate habitats of the mid-Atlantic states. Each depends on certain plant communities to provide the necessary habitat.  Garland will take a look at some of these long-distance migrants and the plants that support them while they are here.

Presented By: Mark S. Garland
Mark S. Garland is a naturalist who has been sharing his enthusiasm for nature with others professionally for over 40 years. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture. His work  Work experience includes six years as a ranger/naturalist with the National Park Service, 17 years with the Audubon Naturalist Society (based in the Washington, DC, area), and four years with New Jersey Audubon Society’s Cape May Bird Observatory. He is the author of the book “Watching Nature: A Mid-Atlantic Natural History,” published by the Smithsonian Press in 1997, and of the chapter “Canal Walk” in the “Anthology of City Birding,” published by Stackpole Books in 2003.  He founded the Cape Charles, Virginia, Monarch butterfly research project in 1995, and in 2015 became the director of the New Jersey Audubon Cape May Bird Observatory’s monarch monitoring project. He has co-authored three scientific papers on the Cape Charles monarch migration project.



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Fees: Members: $8, non-members: $12

Additional Information: This event will take place over the video conferencing application Zoom. You will receive an email prior to class confirming your registration and providing you with a link to join the lecture.

Online booking for this program ends on Thursday, June 18, 2020.

If you wish to register after June 16, please email for space availability and reservations.

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Member $8.00, Non-member $12.00