October Membership Meeting

“Bird Migration through Walla Walla County” by Mike Denny

Thursday, October 21
7 p.m.Olin Hall, Room 129 on the Whitman College campus

Mike Denny is a graduate of Walla Walla University, His career has included serving as a Field Biologist for the U.S. Forest Service and as Riparian Restoration Coordinator for Walla Walla County and Pomeroy Conservation Districts. Most recently, Mike and photographer Daniel Biggs have been producing a multi-series program titled The Secret Life of the Desert for Blue Mountain Television.

Cornell University states that “each autumn, an average of 4 billions birds move south from Canada into the U.S. At the same time, another 4.7 billion birds leave the U.S. over the southern border,
heading for the tropics.”
Scott Weidensaul, author of “Living on the Wind:  Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds”, states, “Bird migration is the world’s only true unifying natural phenomenon, stitching the continents together in a way that even the great weather systems fail to do.”
But closer to home, what is happening in our own backyard? In this presentation, Mike Denny will share what is happening in Walla Walla County as birds take part in this annual phenomenon.

NOTE: COVID Policy At this time, we plan to meet in Olin Hall, Room 129 on the Whitman College campus; the meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. If the college’s policy changes prior to September 16th and we are unable to use the classroom, we will meet via Zoom. Please watch the BMAS website, Facebook page and your email inbox for updates. Entry to Olin Hall is via the main entrance facing Ankeny Field and all guests will be required to show proof of full vaccination (either a Covid-19 vaccination certificate or a photo of it); no exceptions.  We realize these policies may exclude individuals from attending but in order for us to use campus facilities we must adhere to these policies. Thank you for understanding.

 

birds at sunset

birds at sunset by Jim Parrish

Mike Denny

Mike Denny

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