Presentation: Do trees affect nesting success in grasslands?
*By Sarah Thompson, Conservation Biology Department, University of
*Location:* Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Visitor Center
*Thursday, February 23, 2012 (this Thursday)*
*7:00 pm:* Socialize with coffee and cookies
*7:30 pm:* A brief MRVAC business meeting followed by the featured speaker
Sarah will talk about her research examining the role of trees in
grasslands. Do trees cause songbirds to avoid otherwise suitable grassland
habitat? Do waterfowl have lower nest success when they nest near tree
groves or shelterbelts? Is tree removal an effective way to create better
grassland habitat. She is working to answer these questions in conjunction
with the Morris Wetland Management District in western Minnesota.
Sarah is a graduate student in the Conservation Biology Graduate Program at
the University of Minnesota.
*Where: *Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center 3815
American Blvd E, Bloomington. Take Hwy 494 to 34th Ave. Go south to
American Blvd; turn left and go 2 blocks. Center will be on your right.
This meeting is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, but
usually not a problem.
612-978-3993 (questions? - don't hesitate to call)
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