Monthly program meetings for 2017, except for a special event in March, are held at the James V. Brown Library in downtown Williamsport, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Join us at 6:00 pm if you can to hear about LAS news and activities, and to share bird and wildlife observations with like-minded folks. If 6:00 pm is too early for you, by all means feel free to join us at 6:30 pm for the evening's program. Meetings are held in the Lowry Room on the 3rd floor of the Library's Welch Wing. The Lowry Room is easy to find from the main parking lot just off Market Street. An elevator is available from the first floor lobby.
March 22, 2017A special event takes the place of our regular meeting:
"Climate Change" - Richard Alley, Ph.D., will provide a balanced view of current research on climate change during a presentation at 7 p.m. on March 22 in the Keiper Recreation Center on the campus of Lycoming College. The event is free and open to the public. His presentation, titled “The big picture on energy and climate,” discusses the dynamics of how money, jobs, national security, ethics and the environment influence perceptions and decisions about energy. Dr. Richard Alley is the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences and Associate of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park. He teaches and conducts research on the climatic records, flow behavior, and sedimentary deposits of large ice sheets, to aid in prediction of future changes in climate and sea level.
March 29, 2017"Raptors of Lycoming County" with David Brown at 6:00 pm in Lowry Room, JVB Library.
Would you like to see 1000 hawks fill the sky? Or dozens of migrating golden eagles in a single day? These may sound like scenes from a nature documentary but they can be experienced within minutes of downtown Williamsport. Join David Brown of the Lycoming Audubon Society for a presentation about the hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls that can be seen in the local area. This program will cover the basics of observing and identifying these amazing birds.
David Brown is the vice president of the Lycoming Audubon Society. He is an avid birder, photographer, and hawk watcher. He regularly writes articles about birds for the Williamsport Sun-Gazette and Lock Haven Express. He is co-creator of LycoBirds.com, an informational website about the birds of Lycoming County.
This is not a meeting of the Lycoming Audubon Society but rather a special program for the general public: https://calendar.jvbrown.edu/home/event/6446/the-raptors-of-lycoming-county-with-david-brown
April 17, 2017“Mammals of Pennsylvania” with Ron Beach at 6:00 pm in Lowry Room, JVB Library.
Artist and outdoorsman Ron Beach will discuss: Do black bears really hibernate? Are there any flying mammals in PA? Coyotes and bobcats are rare “deep woods”beasts, right? If you stumble upon a fisher out on your favorite trout stream, will it necessarily be wearing rubber waders?
This is not a meeting of the Lycoming Audubon Society but rather a special program for the general public.
April 26, 2017“What eBird Can Do for Your Birding” with Dan Brauning of the PA Game Commission
We live in a fast-paced society, and “birding” is changing too. Bird sightings and our observations can be shared with the world instantaneously through list-servs and Facebook. eBird is making that happen! Dan will explain how to use this “tool” that makes “birding” all the more interesting!
May 24, 2017“Bird Friendly Coffee” with Laura Jackson, President of the Juniata Valley Audubon Society.
In the last 50 years, more than 40 migratory songbird species that breed and spend the summer in the U.S., such as warblers, orioles, and tanagers, have had their wintering areas in Central and South America clear cut for coffee farms. Coffee does NOT require deforestation, and Laura will tell us about what we can do to help protect the declining populations of our Neotropical migrants.