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March 2019

Golden Eagles in Southern California: History, Flight Patterns, and Impacts of Urbanization

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UCR Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Deser, CA 92211 United States

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. Register now!

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Native bees of Southern California’s deserts

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UCR Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Deser, CA 92211 United States

  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!

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April 2019

The fantastic courtships of Costa’s Hummingbirds

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UCR Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Deser, CA 92211 United States

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.

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