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Taking a quiet walk in the woods looking for irruptive species

posted Dec 18, 2014, 2:09 PM by Jotham Oliver   [ updated Jan 6, 2015, 10:18 AM ]


On a cold wet day, we ventured to TMCC. The focus of the day was back on birds. If you recall, back in the early fall MESA got two great opportunities to have Chris Lewey of Raven Interpretive Programs: once as a guide up Perry Mountain and another for a classroom presentation. When MESA visited TMCC's Mythical Bear Paw the focus was on the different woodpeckers of our region. 

As our students have learned in the past, birds are a great example of an indicator species. After over an hour of intensive note-taking and questioning, we journeyed into the woods with the Good Doctor, Sean, Morgan, and a friendly returning intern who is doing her grad work (sorry, slipped my mind)  to see what we might find.

Students also got their quizzes back from the previous week.