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Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Week Nine: A National Audubon Important Bird Area

Jeff Tome
A National Audubon Important Bird Area

Jeff is the senior naturalist with the Jamestown Audubon. Chautauqua Lake is an important stopover location for migrant birds, particularly waterfowl — 270 species have been documented. What makes Chautauqua lake so valuable to the waterfowl species who live and stop here?

Location: Covered porch at Heinz Beach (below the YAC)

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Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

Week Eight: Harmful Algae May Need More Than Science

Pierre Chagnon
Harmful Algae May Need More Than Science

Pierre is a Chautauqua County legislator, serving as the chair of the Environmental Committee. His training in natural sciences and his lifelong learning finds him uniquely qualified to address harmful algal blooms in the lake. Come understand the role of scientific and human resources in tackling this growing problem.

Location: Covered porch at Heinz Beach (below the YAC)

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Aug
10
6:30 PM18:30

Week Seven: Life in Two Worlds: The Biology of Local Amphibians

Twan Leenders
Life in Two Worlds: The Biology of Local Amphibians

Twan, president of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, is a conservation biologist specializing in amphibians and reptiles. Join him for in a search for frogs and salamanders and learn about their fascinating life histories. Wear appropriate shoes as you explore the South End Ravine.

Location: Covered porch at Heinz Beach (below the YAC)

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Aug
3
6:30 PM18:30

Week Six: Lakes as Record Keepers

Courtney Wigdahl-Perry
Lakes as Record Keepers

Courtney, an assistant professor of biology at SUNY Fredonia, researches fossil algae and diatoms in waterbody sediments which reveal information about past lake conditions. Learn how ancient information can inform modern efforts to battle current lake problems.

Location: Covered porch at Heinz Beach (below the YAC)

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Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

Week Five: Nature Journaling and More

Mark Baldwin
Nature Journaling and More

Mark, the former director of education at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, is a multi-talented scientist, writer, editor, artist and adventurer. Participants are asked to bring their own blank book, drawing and writing materials of choice. We will explore, write and sketch.

Location: Covered porch at Heinz Beach (below the YAC)

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Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

Week Four: A View of the Lake Through the Trees

Rick Constantino
A View of the Lake Through the Trees

Rick is a senior biologist and eco-services manager for Forecon, providing arborist consulting services for Chautauqua Institution. An inventory and assessment of all Institution-owned trees is in progress. Gain a growing perspective of the combination of beautiful trees with a beautiful view.

Location: Covered porch at Heinz Beach (below the YAC)

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Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

Week Three: More Than Just Plant Harvesting

Chautauqua Lake Association
More Than Just Plant Harvesting

For over six decades the Chautauqua Lake Association has managed the lake’s plant life. The CLA operates harvesters, transport barges, loaders and trucks to remove nuisance plants from the lake. Come see the operation of a harvester.

Location: Covered porch at Heinz Beach (below the YAC)

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Jul
6
6:30 PM18:30

Week Two: The Redesigning of Chautauqua’s Lakefront

Dean Gowen
The Redesigning of Chautauqua’s Lakefront

Dean, a registered landscape architect, is responsible for the Institution’s Sustainable Shoreline Action Plan. Walk with Dean to see why you have always been attracted to the shore and see why it looks even more beautiful knowing it is helping the lake.

Location: Covered porch at Heinz Beach

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Jun
29
6:30 PM18:30

Week One: Breeding Birds and Migration on Chautauqua Lake

John Rappole
Breeding Birds and Migration on Chautauqua Lake

Dr. Rappole is scientist emeritus at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. His research is on the ecology and evolution of migration, bird-mediated movement viruses and effects of climate change on bird population.

Location: Covered porch at Heinz Beach (below the YAC).

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Aug
18
6:30 PM18:30

Lake Walk :: Week Nine

Saving the Waters that Flow into Chautauqua Lake

David Anderson
Anderson is an adjunct professor at SUNY Fredonia and co-conservationist for the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy. An avid fisherman, he provides technical services to landowners in the watershed. A tour of the South End Ravine creek will demonstrate
how his technical services can improve the quality of the water that flows into the lake.

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Aug
11
6:30 PM18:30

Lake Walk :: Week Eight

A View of the Lake Through the Trees

Rick Constantino
Constantino is senior biologist and eco-services manager at Forecon Inc., a Jamestown-based company, and has served as the former Chautauqua County watershed coordinator. Chautauqua Lake needs trees in its watershed and shoreline; see how they can make a beautiful view.

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