Trail sign at the Paul Smiths VIC (13 December 2013)

Armchair Science Lecture Series:
Wildlife Conservation Society's Boreal Bird Project
Thursday, 16 January 2014
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Boreal Birds of the Adirondacks.  Photos by Larry Master. Boreal Birds of the Adirondacks: Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, Black-backed Woodpecker

The VIC's Armchair Science Lecture series kicks off with a presentation by Michale Glennon, from the Wildlife Conservation Society. She will speak on the Wildlife Conservation Society's Boreal Bird Project. The Adirondack Park harbors a number of bird species at the southern extent of their range, found nowhere else in the state, such as the Gray Jay, Black-backed Woodpecker, and Boreal Chickadee.¬† Dr. Glennon will share the results of a decade of WCS’ work looking into the status and distribution of these boreal icons. The lecture begins at 7:00 PM in the VIC auditorium. $5 per person. Free to season pass holders and Friends of the VIC. Underwritten by Friends of the VIC.

Michale Glennon of the Wildlife Conservation SocietyMichale Glennon is the Science Director for the Adirondack Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society. Her research interests lie primarily at the intersection between land use management and ecological integrity, with a number of projects ranging from the impacts of low density, exurban development on wildlife to the potential changes to Adirondack lowland boreal communities resulting from climate change. Dr. Glennon joined WCS in 2003 after completing a Ph.D. at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where she explored the effects of land use management on bird and small mammal communities in the Adirondack Park.

Boreal bird photos: Larry Master



Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.