BigNews.Biz - Dec 23,2016 - SAN LUIS OBISPO BOTANICAL GARDEN - All About Migration
All About Migration
with Jessica Griffiths of the Morro Coast Audubon Society
Saturday, March 11 at 1 PM – 3 PM
When spring is in full swing, birds are on the wing! Every year, millions of birds migrate incredible distances. How and why do they do it? Join Jessica Griffiths for a fascinating look at the phenomenon of bird migration. Learn all about the remarkable adaptations birds have for long-distance travel as we answer such questions as: How do birds know where to go? How do their bodies change to prepare for the journey? The presentation will touch on bird physiology and behavior, and will highlight the latest scientific research on migration. Followed at 2 PM by a free docent-led tour of the Garden.
Presentation is $5 for members/$10 non-members.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 805.541.1400x 303
Jessica Griffiths has been working as a biologist for over 10 years. She grew up in Chicago, got her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College outside of Boston, and spent the next few years traveling around the country working for non-profits and government agencies in 7 states with a focus on songbird ecology. She then worked as a Wildlife Biologist for Ventana Wildlife Society, overseeing all of their songbird research projects and running the Big Sur Ornithology Lab for several years. She is currently getting her Masters in Biology at Cal Poly, where her research focuses on overwintering monarch butterflies. She also works as the Coordinator for Monarch Alert, a Cal Poly program dedicated to the study and conservation of monarch butterflies on the Central Coast. She is actively involved with Morro Coast Audubon, and leads year-round bird walks for birders of all ages.