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Clark's Nutcrackers and Whitebark Pine - Pivotal Players in our Western Mountains | Taza Schaming | May 2023 | YVAS ProgramGeneral ·
YVAS Monthly Meeting and Program - Taza Schaming - Clark’s Nutcrackers and Whitebark Pine: Pivotal Players in our Western Mountains
Whitebark pine and Clark’s Nutcrackers have a fascinating relationship: the trees provide rich, fatty seeds, and the birds “plant” the trees’ seeds —a single bird...
A "Big Natural Year" in Wild America | Andy and Ellen Stepniewski | March 2023 | YVAS ProgramGeneral ·
YVAS Chapter Meeting March 2023 - A "Big Natural Year" in Wild America
Roger Tory Peterson invited his British colleague James Fisher on a 3-month natural history tour of North America in 1953. They recounted this journey in Wild America, which takes the reader on...
Woodpeckers Part 2 - The Rest of the Story | Denny Granstrand | February 2023 | YVAS ProgramGeneral ·
YVAS Chapter Meeting February 2023 - Woodpeckers: Part 2 - The Rest of the Story
As a follow-up to his program for YVAS last year, “My Woodpecker Big Year”, Denny Granstrand will lead us on an exploration of many of the species of woodpeckers not...
Madagascar - Biodiversity in Peril | Eric Heisey | January 2023 | YVAS ProgramGeneral ·
YVAS Chapter Meeting January 2023 - Madagascar: Biodiversity in Peril
Madagascar may host one of the most unique biological communities on this planet. The country is widely revered amongst biologists for its vast array of endemic species; roughly 90% of Malagasy flora and fauna are...