Monthly meetings of the Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society are free. Members and non-members are welcome. Meetings are held at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, at the corner of Forest and Central in Pacific Grove. Doors open at 7 p.m. with soft drinks and cookies provided by MPAS hospitality.
Programs begin at 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, JULY 12:
Subspecies for Birders with Joe Morlan
When we see a bird that looks different, or doesn't quite match the picture in the book, is it a different species or perhaps just a different subspecies or other type of variation? Modern field guides now illustrate some distinctive subspecies, but what exactly is a subspecies? How do subspecies differ from other kinds of variation within or between species?How are these variations properly classified and why are these distinctionsimportant? Joe Morlan will outline some of the more identifiable subspecies while providing a perspective on the subspecies concept itself in what promises to be an entertaining and informative presentation.