The Oconee Rivers Audubon Society will launch its 2015-16 season with a reception and a special presentation about “The Wonderful World of Warblers” by research by scientist Dr. Richard Hall on Thursday, September 3, at UGA’s Odum School of Ecology. Hall, a population ecologist with the Odum School of Ecology, will explore the fascinating lives of more than 30 warbler species that breed in Georgia or migrate through the state.
A lifelong bird-lover, Hall will provide useful pointers about identifying warblers by sight, sound and habitat, offer tips for attracting warblers to your back yard and point out some nearby places to view migrating and nesting warblers.
An assistant research scientist at UGA, Hall holds degrees from Cambridge and Oxford Universities in the United Kingdom. His research focuses on understanding animal migration.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and refreshments provided by members of Oconee Rivers Audubon Society. Hall’s presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Odum School of Ecology’s auditorium.
On-campus parking is free and open after 5 p.m. in the S-07 lot off West Green Street. To reach the Ecology building from the Loop 10 bypass, get off on Exit 7 (College Station Road) and turn west toward campus. Turn right onto East Campus Road and continue north to the second traffic signal. Turn left onto West Green Street, go over the hill, and turn right into the S-07 parking lot. The Ecology building is on the north side of the parking lot behind trees (a sidewalk is nearby).