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Archive of Past Lectures
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Biology and Conservation Lecture Series.
Biology and Conservation in the Albany Pine Bush and Beyond
The Uncommon American Crow
Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 7:00 PM
Come hear about the complicated lifestyle of this common, but under appreciated bird that has the most human-like social system around. Learn how the West Nile virus is affecting crow survival and threatening crow family values. Presented by Dr. Kevin J. McGowan, Research Associate at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.
The Insects of Albany’s Pine Bush: A Century of Change
Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 7:00 PM
Dr. Timothy McCabe, State Entomologist at the Museum, will present the results of more than 25 years of intensive insect sampling, focusing on changes in the community of butterflies and moths (macrolepidoptera) in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.
Karner Blue Butterfly Habitat Recovery in the Glacial Lake Albany Sand Belt
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 7:00 PM
Neil Gifford, Conservation Director for the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, will present an update on Karner blue butterfly recovery and pine barrens conservation in the Albany Pine Bush.
The Late-Glacial History of the Champlain and Hudson Valley Lowlands
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 7:00 PM
Dr. David A. Franzi, Professor of Geology at Plattsburgh State University, will discuss late-glacial breakout floods in the Champlain lowlands and the possible impacts on Glacial Lake Albany and the Hudson Lowlands.