Free lectures on the nature of our world
Lectures are facilitated by Dr. Chris Tracy, director of Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center. All events are held 6 p.m. Thursday evenings at UCR Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA
Golden Eagles in Southern California: History, Flight Patterns, and Impacts of Urbanization
6 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019
Dr. Robert Fisher was asked to help develop a Golden Eagle research program in 2014. To date, his team has captured 49 eagles in southern California and generated new data critical for management of this species within the ecoregion. His talk will review what is currently known about Golden Eagles in southern California including the new data being generated by his lab and risk factors to eagle survivorship.
Native bees of Southern California’s deserts
6 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019
Our deserts are home to some of the most biodiverse and unusual bee communities on Earth. Many of these species are uniquely specialized to their desert surroundings, but they are also imperiled by warming temperatures and other global changes. Dr. Hollis Woodard will speak about some of the unusual lifestyles of bees in our surrounding deserts and the ways they are being impacted on our rapidly-changing planet. Register now!
The fantastic courtships of Costa’s Hummingbirds
6 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019
Dr. Chris Clark will describe ongoing research on Costa’s Hummingbird courtship displays, including the sounds they make with their wings and tail-feathers, and how they learn their songs. Register now.