Two November 8 Lectures for Birders On November 8 at 7 p.m., NYC Audubon offers its first Lecture of the fall season. Drawing from extensive research, historian John C. Rumm traces the changing meaning of the term “birdwatching” and the rise and fall of “bird study” from the late 1800s to the closing decades of the 20th century. "Identifying Versus Identyifying With: A Brief History of Birdwatching, Bird Study and Birding in America" is free and open to the public. Lectures are held at Reidy Hall at the Unitarian Church of All Souls, located on Lexington Avenue between 79th and 80th streets in Manhattan. This series has been made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch.
Also on November 8 at 7 p.m., Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook's ecologist Emma Rosi is presenting the latest science on pharmaceutical pollution in freshwaters at the Greene Space in NYC in Soho (part of a collaboration with WNYC Public Radio). Emma has new research on how drug pollution passes up the aquatic food web and into stream-side environments (when spiders, bats, and birds eat adult aquatic insects). The Cary Institute is offering 50% off to members of the NYSBIRDS list (that's $10 off the $20 ticket price). Tickets must be purchased online in advace to get the discount. The discount code to use is* "*Birds" at the EventBrite <https://www.eventbrite.com/e/science-conversation-our-rivers-streams-are-on-drugs-tickets-51213636365> link. The Jerome L. Greene Performing Space is located at 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10014. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --