Science Matters: Monthly Lunch & Learn with the Linda Hall Library

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Online Event

If you visit Mark Twain National Forest in the near future, you may hear a birdcall that hasn’t been in the Missouri Ozarks since the early-1900s. What may sound like the squeak of a rubber ducky is actually the Brown-headed Nuthatch, a songbird that was extirpated in Missouri at the turn of the century. The state lost millions of acres of pine woodlands through widespread logging at that time, which also happened to be the Brown-headed Nuthatch’s ideal habitat. Luckily for us, and for this squeaky songbird, conservation efforts have restored the Missouri pine woodlands leading to the Brown-headed Nuthatch returning to the Show-Me State. Join us for a talk with Sarah Kendrick, the Missouri State Ornithologist, who will discuss bird conservation research and the work being done to reintroduce the Brown-headed Nuthatch to the Missouri pine woodlands.

This free, online program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended. Your link to join the program will be included in the confirmation email and on the confirmation screen after you complete your registration. The invitation to join will be sent by the Linda Hall Library, to obtain a Zoom link, register here »