Date: 3/15/17 9:46 am From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Queens County Bird Club - Monday, March 20 - Mike Bottini presents "Mammals of Long Island: Flying Squirrels, Coyotes, and River Otters"
This meeting was originally scheduled for tonight, but the date has been changed to Monday, March 20, due to weather.
The Queens County Bird Club will be meeting at the Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd Douglaston, NY 11362 <http://goo.gl/8cnmjT> >Map of location<
at 8:00 pm on Monday, March 20, 2017. Free admission. Refreshments served.
Public transit users: Meeting location is one mile from Bayside LIRR station; you may either walk, take the Q12 bus, or use car service located at the station.
Mike Bottini will present "Mammals of Long Island: Flying Squirrels, Coyotes, and River Otters"
Mike Bottini is a veteran naturalist, outdoor educator, and environmental consultant. After completing graduate studies in wildlife ecology at the University of British Columbia, Mike worked for fourteen years at the Group for the South Fork, a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. He has taught field ecology, environmental science, and natural history courses at St. Lawrence University, Southampton College, and CUNY, has published three books, and is an award-winning columnist. Mike's wildlife research studies have included elk, spotted and tiger salamanders, spotted turtles, piping plovers, and river otters. At St. Lawrence, he designed and taught Winter Field Ecology, and has slept in igloos and snow caves in the mountains of New England, Colorado, Scotland, Labrador and Baffin Island. He continues to introduce people to the outdoors through his field naturalist classes, nature walks, and paddling trips.
Mike is also one of the founders of the annual Long Island Natural History Conference, which will be held at Brookhaven National Laboratory on March 24-25, 2017 - <http://www.longislandnature.org> www.longislandnature.org