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October 9, 2017, 7:30pm- A Runaway Hobby

2017/09/25

October 9, 2017, 7:30pm- A Runaway Hobby, Dave Russell, Department of Biology, Miami University.

What started as a sociable birding competition between childhood friends, morphed into a frenzied quest to the four corners of the continent in the pursuit of 600 species–all while keeping a couple of full-time jobs and not trying to spend too much of the grocery money. Join us for an evening of fun and adventure as we crisscross North America chasing birds.

David E. Russell received his BS in Entomology from University of California Davis and his Master’s and Doctorate in Molecular Systematics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. A Senior Lecturer of Intro and Environmental Biology at Miami University, he teaches a number of courses including Biology, Environmental Biology, and Ornithology. A Master Bird Bander and certified North American Banding Council Trainer, he is the co-founder and Research/Education Director for the Avian Research and Education Institute (AREI), a nonprofit bird conservation, education, and advocacy organization. An avid birder with a passion for sharing the birding world with all that will listen, Dave frequently leads field trips and conducts birding workshops throughout the US. Dave and Jill are also Peony farmers in Alaska and own and operate the business, Boral Peonies.

Audubon Miami Valley meets the second Monday of September through May in the 2nd floor usually in the conference room of the Lebanon Citizens National Bank building at 30 West Park Place. These meetings are free and open to the public.

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