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KVAS Meetings for 2020-2021

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Tues., September 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM (Online via Zoom) -- Doug Tallamy -- Birds and Native Plants: A Virtual Presentation

Dr. Tallamy will present a talk about the importance of homeowners growing caterpillar food (in the form of native plants) in their yards as a way to counteract the tremendous loss of the world's natural habitats, which has caused plummeting populations of birds. He will include tips on planning your native plant gardens. The talk is presented by Venice Area Audubon and Audubon Florida.

Doug Tallamy is the author of "Bringing Nature Home" and "Nature’s Best Hope". He is professor and chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware.

Tues., October 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Online on YouTube) -- Anna Forsman -- The UCF Purple Martin Project

Purple Martins are North America's largest swallows. Dr. Anna Forsman will give a presentation about the Purple Martin Project she started on campus, with information on the history of the special relationship that Purple Martins have developed with humans in North America and how scientists and citizens continue to interact with these birds to promote their conservation and a greater understanding of their biology and ecology. You can use this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWXf6XCtcZo&feature=youtu.be

Anna Forsman, PhD is a Biology professor and the Genomics Lab Research Coordinator at the University of Central Florida.

Tues., November 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Online on YouTube) -- Larry Rosen -- Birds and Wildlife of Southern Africa

Larry will take you to several locations in South Africa on a bird and wildlife safari, with a side trip to Victoria Falls on the Zambia/Zimbabwe border. He will not be able to resist showing you some plants from the Cape Floral Kingdom, which has the most dense plant diversity in the world. To watch, use this link: https://youtu.be/p4oyXSnrQzY

Larry Rosen is a retired Research Analyst and former KVAS President who enjoys traveling the world when it is more normal.

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