Unless specified otherwise, Program Meetings are held at the 1912 Center, Fiske Room, 3rd and Adams, in Moscow. Everyone is welcome. Meetings begin at 7:00pm. *NOTE TIME CHANGE

Board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at the 1912 Center, Fiske Room, 3rd and Adams, in Moscow. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM. For additional information, ask at a program meeting, refer to your newsletter, or contact any of the chapter officers.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Board Meeting
Open to all Audubon members

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Program Meeting
On Wednesday, October 18, Richard (RJ) Baltierra will present a program on “A Young Birder Shares His Experiences.” The program will be held in the Fiske Room of the 1912 Center, Moscow, at 7:00pm. RJ is a student at Washington State University working on a bachelor’s degree in Zoology. His interest in birding began when his grandmother took him on a birding trip when he was in the 4th grade. Birding is, in every way, a major part of his life. He spends summers conducting bird surveys, and other months of the year birding primarily in eastern Washington and sometimes chasing rarities. Palouse Audubon is very fortunate that RJ has agreed to be our field trip chair during the next year. This program is free and open to the public, and children, parents, and grandparents are especially invited to attend.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Board Meeeting

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Program Meeting
On Wednesday, November 15, Peter Meserve will present a program on Climate Change and Semiarid Systems: An Example from Chile. The program, sponsored by Palouse Audubon Society, will be held in the Fiske Room of the 1912 Center, Moscow, at 7:00pm. Since 1989, Peter and his colleagues have worked in a semiarid thorn scrub community in north-central Chile. Within a badly degraded landscape, they have focused studies on a minimally disturbed natural area, Fray Jorge Forest National Park, a World Biosphere Reserve. The park was originally created to preserve remnants of deciduous forest subsisting on dewfall on ocean-facing ridges. However, lower elevations of the park are dominated by a thorn scrub community that receives an average of less than 6” rainfall per year. In addition to studying small mammals, they have followed plants, vertebrate predators (foxes, raptors), birds, reptiles, bats, and insects, revealing a remarkably diverse community. Long-term studies such as these are necessary for documenting the effects of climate change; even though the original goals did not anticipate studying their effects, the results over the past 20 years illustrate their importance, especially in semiarid communities, where small changes in rainfall patterns can have dramatic consequences for the organisms that live in them. Please join us as Peter introduces examples of the unusual wildlife and plants found here and discusses the implications of their findings for future planning and preservation efforts. The program is free and open to the public.

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