On Tuesday, February 10, Dr. Mario Pesendorfer from Cornell joins The Audubon Society for a special presentation on his research into the unique Scrub-jays of Santa Cruz Island. In particular Mario will discuss the role of the jay as seed disperser for the most common oak of the dominant oak chaparral. By following individual birds over several years, he found that the birds adjust their scatter-hoarding to acorn abundance and social dynamics among jays. The results suggest that masting by oaks - the production of irregular bumper crops - may increase the seed dispersal the trees receive from the birds.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. LECTURE BEGINS AT 7:30 p.m.
All monthly Audubon meetings are held at the Pacific Grove Museum on the second Tuesday of the month. All meetings are free and members and non-members are welcome! Doors open at 7:00 PM with soft drinks and cookies provided by MAS hospitality. Monterey Audubon has been devoted to the understanding, conservation and enjoyment of Central California's birdlife since 1943. We strive to connect communities and individuals to the region's avifauna through educational programs and outdoor recreation. As a chapter of America's oldest conservation group we are also committed to advocacy on behalf of native avifauna and ecosystems as well as the implementation of stewardship practices which conserve and restore the Monterey region's precious biological diversity and wildlife.
Tuesday, Feb 10, doors open at 7 p.m.