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Of Mast and Men: The Life, Times and
Demise of the Passenger Pigeon
Director of Wildlife Resources
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Thursday, November 6
6:30 pm refreshments, presentation 7 to 8:30 pm
Two hundred years ago, the Passenger Pigeon was thought to be the most numerous species of bird on earth, accounting for 25 percent of all birds in North America. Flocks darkened the skies for days on end during their migration. Nesting colonies could occupy 50 square miles. And yet on September 1, 1914 the species became extinct. Join in a look at the history of this remarkable species, the nature of its extraordinary numbers, current thoughts on the causes of its extinction and the lessons for landscape ecology. Also we will explore how the Passenger Pigeon’s demise sparked the modern conservation movement.
$8 for members; $10 for non-members.
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