Wednesday, September 14 – TWO events!  Noah Strycker, will lead a field trip at Ford’s Pond west of Sutherlin in the morning beginning at 8:30 am.  Then, at 7:00 pm, at the Roseburg Public Library, he will present a program “The Chinstrap Penguins of Elephant Island”.  In 2011 Noah joined a research team to count breeding penguins, the first survey in 50 years.  In 2019, Strycker joined the Lynch Lab for Quantitative Ecology at Stony Brook University in New York. His research focuses on population abundance and distribution of Adélie, Gentoo, and Chinstrap Penguins, to better understand the dynamics of ecological change on the Antarctic Peninsula. The Lynch Lab is leading the analysis of data coming from the long-term Antarctic Site Inventory (ASI) biological monitoring program—the only research program doing regular vessel-based biological census work on the Antarctic Peninsula.  He is also the author of several books.

7:00  Wednesday October 12, Roseburg Public Library.  Pepper Trail, retired Ornithologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service Forensic Lab, will present, “Fighting Crime with Feathers: The Casebook of a Forensic Ornithologist”.

These events are made possible by a donation in memory of Anna Slemmer, who was an environmentalist and ardent supporter of Umpqua Valley Audubon Society.