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Audubon Miami Valley Programs – Fall 2019

Audubon Miami Valley meets the second Monday of September, October, November, and December at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor conference room of the Lebanon Citizens National Bank building, 30 West Park Place, Oxford, OH. These meetings are free and open to the public, accessible by stairs or elevator.

November 11, 2019

Worldwide warming of lakes: will we sink or swim? Presenter – Craig Williamson, Department of Biology, Miami University. Climate change is leading to a warmer and wetter world, with more extreme events. What does this mean for the clean, freshwater in lakes that is both essential for life on Earth as we know it, and yet threatened by human activity? Come hear a limnologist’s tale of many lakes.

Craig Williamson is the Ohio Eminent Scholar of Ecosystem Ecology at Miami University. He is a global change limnologist, and he loves lakes. He has studied lakes from Pennsylvania to Alaska and Patagonia, and likes nothing more than to share his insights into how la.kes are changing in this world.

 

December 9, 2019

A Romp through Ohio’s Flora and Fauna Presenter -Jim McCormac. This program will be a pictorial adventure; a wander through Ohio’s varied habitats with visits to flora and fauna great and small. We’ll look at well-known plants and animals, and obscure species that few have heard of or encountered. Overarching all is the importance of ALL the cogs of the ecological wheel, and the need to protect everything.

Jim worked for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for 31 years as a botanist, and later specializing in wildlife diversity projects, especially involving birds. He has authored or coauthored six books, including Birds of Ohio (Lone Pine 2004); and Wild Ohio: The Best of Our Natural Heritage (Kent State University Press 2009). The latter won the 2010 Ohioana Book award. He is a coauthor of the Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas II book. Jim writes a column, Nature, for the Columbus Dispatch, and regularly publishes a natural history blog. He has written numerous articles in a variety of publications and has delivered hundreds of presentations throughout the eastern United States. He was named 2015 Conservation Communicator of the Year by the Ohio League of Sportsmen. Jim is an avid photographer, shooting a range of natural history subjects. He has had hundreds of photos published in various forums.

 

 

 

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