Explore bird life in the Wappinger Creek watershed with Ken Schmidt. For several field seasons, Schmidt has led a research team investigating how songbirds use environmental cues to manage their daily activities, particularly avoiding predators, selecting habitats, and breeding decisions. He will provide visitors with insight into resident and migratory birds, their behavior, and the science of soundscapes.
Ken Schmidt is a visiting scientist at the Cary Institute and an avian behavioral ecologist from Texas Tech University.
Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes, and bring drinking water and binoculars. This program will meet in the main campus parking lot.
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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
A not-for-profit environmental research and education organization. Focal areas include air and water pollution, climate change, invasive species, and the ecological dimensions of infectious disease.
Parts of the 2,000 acre research campus have been reserved for public education and enjoyment including hiking trails and internal roadways.