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Crows, Ravens, and Birds of the Burbs
July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Join University of Washington Professor of Wildlife Science and author John Marzluff at the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center on Tuesday July 10 at 7pm. It will be a very educational and entertaining evening where you will learn the relationship between humans and birds and how best to conserve wildlife in our modern, human dominated world. Reservations are required by calling 425-316-8592; $5 for AASF members, $7 non-members. The Northwest Stream Center is located at the south end of Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 – 128th Street SE, Everett WA 98208.
John Marzluff has authored or co-authored several popular books including: Dog Days and Raven Nights, In Company of Crows and Ravens, Gifts of the Crows, and Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robin, Woodpeckers, and other Wildlife. His research has also been the focus of numerous Public Broadcasting television shows.
Marzluff’s presentation will include a fast paced melody of images from all his books that he will use to teach you the complexities of wildlife research from remote forests to city centers, ancient and contemporary wildlife myths, and effects on wildlife from changing landscapes and human populations.
John is a great storyteller! You will enjoy hearing about his early research using dogsleds to reach his raven subjects in the deep woods of Maine and, more recently, using graduate students wearing masks to learn that crows recognize and remember human faces and behavior – treat crows badly and expect the same in return!
If you are a fan of feeding birds, come to this event and learn that, why that might be fun and can seem rewarding, it’s really a bad idea. Also find out that the term “birdbrain” can be viewed as a complement – learn how some birds make tools, reason, and take advantage of human behavior.
Crows, Ravens, and Birds from the Burbs will be fun event for middle schoolers to adults. Call 425-316-8592 now to reserve your seat. Learn about other Streamkeeper Academy events by calling that number or going to www.streamkeeper.org.