Winter Speaker Series 2: Kelly Williams, Ohio University Professor & Saw-Whet Owl Researcher

Sunday, January 20, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pmDayton, Ohio

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Aullwood's Marie S. Aull Education Center

1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton, 45414

Winter Speaker Series 2: Kelly Williams, Ohio University Professor & Saw-Whet Owl Researcher

January 20, 2019 - Dayton, OH

Join us for the second event in Aullwood’s 2019 Winter Speaker Series, featuring five fascinating programs on natural subjects. Our 2019 programs will be held on five consecutive Sundays at 2:30 PM on January 13, 20 & 27 and February 3 & 10.  Admission is $7 per adult (12 & over) and $5 per child (11-3); children 2 & under, Friends of Aullwood and National Audubon Society members are admitted free. Programs will be held at the Marie S. Aull Education Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton OH 45414. Questions about the series? Contact Sam Romeo at 937-890-7360 x223.

Kelly Williams will give us an inside look at her work with the Northern Saw-whet Owl. Until recently, this owl was thought to be largely absent from Ohio. However, thanks to the research done by Kelly Williams and everyone involved in Project Owlnet, we now know that these secretive birds are far more common than we thought. Kelly’s field work determines how individual variations in behavior and environmental conditions affect variation in reproduction and survival. Understanding how organisms respond to environmental variation allows us to better predict responses to anthropogenic disturbance, including climate change, and to better inform management decisions.

These very small owls with large, round heads breed in extensive forests across northern North America, also sometimes using more open habitats. They winter in dense forests across the central and Southern U.S. They are by far the cutest of all the owls.

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