Welcome to the Great Outdoors Palm Springs Speaker Series. Our guest speaker for the December 17, 2019 will be Professor Kurt Leuschner, will discuss the The Palms to Pines Birding and Nature Trail. The talk will start at 6:30 pm. The presentation will be held on the 2nd floor, Room 4 of the Center.
The Palms to Pines Scenic Byway is a 67-mile route that takes you from Palm Desert past snow-peaked mountains to Banning Pass. The Palms to Pines Scenic Byway offers a full variety of ecosystems in the Lower Sonoran region. From clusters of desert palms to high country conifer forests and snow-capped mountains, you experience a contrast of ecosystems within a short distance. This talk will focus on the birds occupying these ecosystems, and opportunities for viewing them.
Kurt Leuschner is a Professor of Natural Resources at College of the Desert where he teaches courses on Conservation, Entomology, Field Ornithology, Native Plants, and GPS Navigation. His latest research project involves the sound recording of the various subspecies of North American Scrub-Jays. Kurt continues to take groups on photographic safaris to Africa, New Zealand, the Galapagos, and various locations in the southwestern United States. He is the founder of the Desert Cities Bird Club, on the Board of Directors of Western Field Ornithologists, and is past President of the Natural Science Collaborative. His most recent publications are the Palms to Pines Birding and Nature Trail map and brochure and a Field Guide to Desert Golf Course Wildlife. Kurt also teaches weekend courses and workshops on bird-watching, insects, GPS, and backyard habitats for UCR Extension, the Desert Institute, the Desert Studies Center, and the Living Desert.
All members and non-members are welcome to attend all meetings. There is no charge for this event. Space is limited to 35 persons. Please click on the "Register" button to let us know you plan on attending this meeting.
The presentation will be held on the 2nd floor, Room 4 of the Center. The Center is located at 1301 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA. It is on the same side of Palm Canyon as Denny's restaurant, on the up canyon side Meeting room is on the Third Floor. Click here for Google map directions.
6:15 pm Doors Open
6:30 - 7:30 pm Guest Speaker
7:30 - 8:00 pm Social Period
During the social period of the meeting we will be distributing GOPS T-shirt and Hat orders. T-shirts and hats will also be available for purchase, as long as supplies last.