[birding] Fwd: TUESDAY IS SALEM AUDUBON BIRDER'S NIGHT
joel.geier at peak.org
Sat Oct 7 18:02:49 PDT 2017
From: Eugenia Becker <heronflight99 at yahoo.com>
BIRDER’S NIGHT - Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The Carrier Room - First United Methodist Church, 600 State Street, Salem –6:30 pm
“BIRDS, PEOPLE AND LAND OF IRELAND AND SCOTLAND”-- Jonathan Pope
Note: Although Birder’s Night is still in its traditional location in the Carrier Room
of the First United Methodist Church, we are no longer able to enter from Church Street.
Go around the corner to the Sanctuary entrance at 600 State; continue to follow the
walkway around the church and enter through the adjoining office building. There will
be guides and signs to direct you.
During spring 2017 Jonathan Pope explored Scotland and Ireland. Moving through
Scotland’s landscapes from the Highlands, to lochs, moors, fens and urban parks,
and from Ireland’s hedgerows, peatlands, remnant lowland old growth forest, to its
famous wild southwest coast, he began to realize that the distribution of the birds
we see today is intimately tied to the UK’s long history of human culture and adaptation.
At Birder’s Night, 6:30 pm, Tuesday, October 10, Jonathan will present his
interpretation of this story through images of the birds and the avian and human
habitats of these history-rich terrains.
Jonathan has taught school from elementary through university level in the Willamette
and the San Joaquin valleys. He has presented talks on human landscape usage for the
Salem Audubon and the Straub Environmental Center. He has published a study on English
Ivy removal in the Restoration Highlights journal of the Northwest Chapter of the Society
for Ecological Restoration, and an article for Popular Science magazine called the
“The Wonder of Seeds”. In Woodburn he established outdoor ponds and a 1.6 acre
meadow/hedgerow with his fellow teachers and students at local schools. For years, he
took students outdoors to do fieldwork during class periods and after school to study
these ecosystems. He enjoys helping people of all ages better understand how to
interpret and modify local landscapes for the mutual benefit of humans and wildlife.
We are fortunate that he will apply this knowledge to Ireland and Scotland and share
his pictures and conclusions with us.
Birder’s Night is held monthly from September through May. The program begins promptly
at 6:30 PM. A sharing of bird sightings and discussion, for those who wish to
participate, will follow the formal program. Birder’s Night is supported in part by a
Conservation Learning Education and Resource (CLEAR) Grant from the Marion Soil and
Water Conservation District. Additional audience donations are welcome to help pay
for our new Epson Pro Projector which will provide higher quality video for this
Chair, Salem Audubon Birder's Night Committee
heronflight99 at gmail.com
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