Our speaker this month is Herb Wilson, Professor of Biosciences at Colby College. Herb has taught at Colby College for over 25 years, He is an ecologist with a special interest in birds, butterflies, and dragonflies. He has been tracking the arrival dates of over 100 Maine breeding birds for over 20 years. A network of volunteer citizen-scientists assists in this monitoring process. He also has research interests in the winter foraging ecology of birds, and especially sandpipers.
His talk on the patterns of spring-time arrival of Maine migratory breeding birds will be very timely, as March is the month when spring migration starts in this part of Maine. Herb’s research also provides insight into the timing of arrivals over different parts of the state, variations over the last 100 years, and the effect of changes in springtime temperatures. Although the migration commences very slowly in Maine, climaxing later on in May, bird watchers eagerly look forward to its beginning.
The meeting will be held at 6:30pm in room 285 at the USM Lewiston – Auburn College, 55 Westminster St., Lewiston.