All About Migration

THe Mysteries of Bird Migration
with Jessica Griffiths of the Morro Coast Audubon Society
Saturday, March 11 at 1 PM – 3 PM

When spring is in full swing, birds are on the wing! Every year, millions of birds migrate incredible distances. How and why do they do it? Join Jessica Griffiths for a fascinating look at the phenomenon of bird migration. Learn all about the remarkable adaptations birds have for long-distance travel as we answer such questions as: How do birds know where to go? How do their bodies change to prepare for the journey? The presentation will touch on bird physiology and behavior, and will highlight the latest scientific research on migration.  Followed at 2 PM by a free docent-led tour of the Garden.

Presentation is $5 for members/$10 non-members.
For more information contact education@slobg.org or 805.541.1400x 303

Jessica Griffiths has been working as a field biologist for over 15 years.  She grew up in Chicago, and received her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College outside of Boston.  She then spent the next few years traveling around the country working for non-profits and government agencies in 7 states with a focus on songbird ecology.  She received her Masters at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where she studied monarch butterflies. She currently works as a biologist for Althouse & Meade, Inc.  She is also actively involved with Morro Coast Audubon Society, and leads year-round bird walks for birders of all ages.