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February Public Meeting

Costa Rica’s Natural History, Flora and Fauna

Prepare to be delighted by this month’s travelogue/ photographic excursion into Costa Rica’s natural history, flora and fauna with speaker Jim Bresnahan,at the JAS monthly meeting, at 7: 30 p.m., Monday, Monday February 23, 2015, at the Trinity Lutheran Fellowship Hall, 1245 New Hampshire St. in Lawrence. .

Jim Bresnahan, JAS vp and prolific naturalist, will share his experiences from a trip to this biologically diverse country. While Costa Rica only comprises 0.03% of the Earth’s land surface, it hosts 5% of plant and animal species, including 9,000 species of plants, 2,000 kinds of butterflies and 876 species of birds. Jim explored many reserves & parks including Arenal Volcano Park, Cano Negro, Monteverde cloud forest, Manuel Antonio and Corcovado National Parks and succeeded in his goal of capturing photographically many of the rare and beautiful animals of the region.

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Monarch Watch.org presents:

"Bringing Nature Home"

A free lecture by author Doug Tallamy
Saturday, March 21, 7 p.m.
Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union, fifth floor.

Because our yards and gardens are essential parts of the terrestrial ecosystems that sustain humans and the life around us, it is essential that we keep them in working order. Dr. Tallamy will discuss the important ecological roles of the plants in our landscapes, emphasize the ecological, educational, physical and emotional benefits of designing landscapes with these  roles in mind, and explore the consequences of failing to do so.

Doug Tallamy is the author of "Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens" which was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writer's Association. His book "The Living Landscape", co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014. Tallamy is a professor in the Departmenr of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Deleware.

JAS is one of the organizations helping to sponsor this event.

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