As usual, we will meet in the Berry Center auditorium. Parking adjacent to the building is free after 5 pm. Bird chat and refreshments begin at 6:30 pm, and the talks will begin at 7:00 pm.
Rachel Fanelli will give a talk entitled: "Community Outreach with the University of Wyoming Raccoon Project." The University of Wyoming Raccoon Project has taken an active role in the Laramie community to generate excitement around this local wildlife species. Rachel will discuss their outreach efforts and how these efforts have proven fundamental for their research.
Joanna Harter will give a talk entitled: "How does bird diversity in the Prairie Potholes Region respond to wetland persistence?" The Prairie Potholes Region supports a high diversity of birds and diverse wetland habitats, and Joanna is examining the effects of wetland persistence on bird diversity. She will introduce us to this strange and beautiful landscape, and share some of the details of her study with us during her talk.