Wednesday, Jan 04, 2017
Speaker: Ashley Peele, PhD, Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator
Topic: Conserving Virginia’s Birds with Science and Action
The New Year for MBC kicks off on January 4th with a presentation by Dr. Ashley Peele, who is the Coordinator for the Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas II survey. She has a PhD in ornithology and currently teaches at VA Tech but has vast experience in numerous fields–literally, as she is anything but a deskbound academic. She has prowled canyons in Utah in search of owls, slogged through marshes while seeking out the birds that breed there, and has done research on our familiar Redstarts in their winter haunts in Jamaica. Even reptiles and amphibians have crept and slithered across her path, and all in all, spending an evening with Dr. Peele promises to be a lively way to broaden our birding horizons as 2017 unfolds.
As tradition dictates, you are invited to our Meet the Speaker pre-meeting dinner at Brick Oven Restaurant, 1966 Rio Hill Center, Charlottesville at 5:30pm.