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Nature Education Series: Our Changing Avifauna of Southern California - Effects of Fire and Climate Change Saturday, October 22, 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 10:00am

October 22: Join biologist and research scientist Dr. Lori Hargrove for a presentation on how wildfires and climate change have effected bird distribution and populations in Southern California. Using the Grinnell Resurvey, Lori will provide an overview and specific examples of the shifting patterns birds have adapted to survive. After the presentation we'll go on a bird walk at VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center. 

Dr. Hargrove first joined the San Diego Natural History Museum as a volunteer in 1995 where she became fascinated with birds and their habitat relationships. She went on to receive her PhD in Biology at UC Riverside where she won numerous research awards. A focus of her study has been on elevational shifts of bird species and the mechanisms involved, including response to fire and climate change. She is now leading a variety of ecological research projects for the museum, including an NSF-funded Grinnell Resurvey Project, documenting changes in species’ distributions and abundance over the past 100 years in the San Jacinto Mountains and Mojave Desert.

Blog: https://www.sdnhm.org/blog/blog_details/some-birds-moving-south-in-a-climate-changing-world/136/

Grinnell Resurvey: https://www.sdnhm.org/science/birds-and-mammals/projects/grinnell-desert-resurvey/

Date: Saturday, October 22

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bring: Lunch, water, and binoculars. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. 

Cost: $10 per person

Location: VMF's Volcan Mountain Nature Center in Julian.(22850 Volcan Road/4002 Farmer Road, Julian, CA 92036)

You may contact the VMF office with questions or for more information at 760-765-2300. 

Please register each person attending using the form below.