NHAS Membership Meetings

Our membership meetings are usually held in the Visitor Education Center at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, on the first Thursday of every month (except June, July, and August).  Join us in-person or virtual, depending on the speaker. NHAS hopes to stream in-person meetings live except for the September meeting which is a potluck. The in-person events may change due to uncertainty around COVID variants. Please check our website for updates on meetings: Home Page Announcements. Everyone, including non-members, is welcome! See you at a meeting soon!

We are recording our Zoom meetings, and those recordings will be available a few days after each meeting. Click here for links to these recordings.


List of meeting speakers for the 2023-2024 season

DateTimeSpeakerTopicLocation
Sep 7, 20236:30 pmAnnual Potluck and Member Slide ShowSlide Show by members. In-person, Reeves Auditorium at NC Botanical Gardens (NCBG).
Oct 5, 20237:00 pmBill SteinerJohn James Audubon as an artist.
Prints of Audubon work will be shown with discussion of the subject matter and how Audubon painted.
In-person, Joslin Classroom at NC Botanical Gardens (NCBG).
Nov 2, 20237:00 pmDebbie RoosPollinators and pollinator gardens. In-person, Joslin Classroom at NC Botanical Gardens (NCBG).
Dec 7, 20237:00 pmSteve NowickiAngry Birds: Adventures understanding aggressive signaling in sparrows.Hybrid meeting. In person, Joslin Classroom at NC Botanical Gardens (NCBG), or on Zoom.
Please use this link to register for the Zoom meeting.
Jan 4, 20247:00 pmJudy and David SmithPhotos from recent birding adventures Hybrid meeting. In person, Joslin Classroom at NC Botanical Gardens (NCBG), or on Zoom.
Please use this link to register for the Zoom meeting.
Feb 1, 20247:00 pmStephen Hall and John PetrankaBackyard Moths and BeyondHybrid meeting. In person, Joslin Classroom at NC Botanical Gardens (NCBG), or on Zoom; to register for the Zoom meeting, please see this link. Note that if you register for this meeting, you should not have to re-register for the remainder of this season's Zoom meetings.
Mar 7, 20247:00 pmNorm BudnitzIsland Biogeography–Evolution of Birds in the Galapagos and the Lesser AntillesHybrid meeting. In person, Joslin Classroom at NC Botanical Gardens (NCBG), or on Zoom; to register for the Zoom meeting, please see this link. Note that if you registered for last month's meeting, you should not have to re-register for the remainder of this season's Zoom meetings.
Apr 4, 20247:00 pmJin BaiEcological legacy effects of redlining on urban landscapes and bird communities in Durham, NCHybrid meeting. In person, Joslin Classroom at NC Botanical Gardens (NCBG), or on Zoom; to register for the Zoom meeting, please see this link. Note that if you registered for last month's meeting, you should not have to re-register for the remainder of this season's Zoom meetings.
May 2, 20247:00 pmCourtney Ross, Purple Martin SocietyWhat challenges do Purple Martins face, and what can we do to help?Hybrid meeting. In person, Joslin Classroom at NC Botanical Gardens (NCBG), or on Zoom; to register for the Zoom meeting, please see this link. Note that if you registered for last month's meeting, you should not have to re-register for this one.

Recordings of Our Membership Meetings

You may view recordings of our Zoom meetings by clicking on the links below. These recordings have not been edited. You may click ahead on the time bar at the bottom of the recording window if you would like to skip the short NHAS business meeting that precedes the speaker presentation.

2023-2024 Season
NHAS Monthly Meeting – April 4, 2024
Jin Bai, Ecological legacy effects of redlining on urban landscapes and bird communities in Durham, NC

NHAS Monthly Meeting – March 7, 2024
Norm Budnitz, Island Biogeography–Evolution of Birds in the Galapagos and the Lesser Antilles

NHAS Monthly Meeting – February 1, 2024
Stephen Hall and John Petranka, Backyard Moths and Beyond

NHAS Monthly Meeting – January 4th, 2024
Judy and David Smith, photos from recent birding adventures.

NHAS Monthly Meeting – December 7, 2023
Dr. Stephen Nowicki, Duke University: “Angry Birds: Adventures understanding aggressive signaling in sparrows.”

2022-2023 Season

NHAS Monthly Meeting – May 4, 2023
Barbara and Tom Driscoll, Where Penguins Roam, an Antarctic Adventure

NHAS Monthly Meeting – April 6, 2023 (partial recording)
John Gerwin, “The Uwharrie Mountains of NC: some highlights of geology, biodiversity, and conservation.”

NHAS Monthly Meeting – March 2, 2023
No recording.

NHAS Monthly Meeting – February 2, 2023
EB Brown, Project Pando

NHAS Monthly Meeting – December 2, 2022
Seema Sheth, “Species ranges in a changing world.”

NHAS Monthly Meeting – November 3, 2022
Norm Budnitz, “Birds and Evolution–Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Kin Selection and Altruism”
We had some technical difficulties in making this recording. To skip those sections, you may click through to the following time markers:
Tom Driscoll’s introduction of Norm–8:40 to 10:40. Norm’s presentation starts at 14:40.

NHAS Monthly Meeting – October 6, 2022
Gregory Basco, “Conservation Photography–Telling a Story through the Lens”

2021 – 2022 Season

NHAS Monthly Meeting – May 5, 2022
Ron Sutherland, Wildlands Network, “Could red wolves help boost declining bobwhite quail populations in the Southeast?”

NHAS Monthly Meeting – April 7, 2022
Madison Ohmen, North Carolina Wildlife Federation, “The Butterfly Highway Program and Pollinator Habitat”

NHAS Monthly Meeting – March 3, 2022
Lauren Pharr, North Carolina State University, “Population Biology of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker”

NHAS Monthly Meeting – February 3, 2022
Olivia Munzer, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, “Bats: Friends Not Foes”

NHAS Monthly Meeting – January 6, 2022
This meeting was not recorded for technical reasons. We apologize.

NHAS Monthly Meeting – December 2, 2021
Stephen Hall, “NC Biodiversity Project”

NHAS Monthly Meeting – November 4, 2021
Johnny Randall, NC Botanical Garden, “Natural History of the Morgan Creek Valley”

NHAS Monthly Meeting – October 7, 2021
Olya Milenkaya, Warren Wilson College. “Shimmy, Shine, Shout: How Birds Get Their Message Across”

NHAS Monthly Meeting – September 2, 2021
Annual Member Slide Show.


2020 – 2021 Season
NHAS Monthly Meeting – May 6, 2021
Andrew Hutson, “Protecting Birds and the Places They Need”

NHAS Monthly Meeting – April 8, 2021
Jeff Pippen, “Monitoring Butterflies for Change: North Carolina and across the Continent”

NHAS Monthly Meeting – March 4, 2021
Matt Jones, North Carolina State University. “Tree identification—how birds use trees (especially during migration), and what trees would be good for our yards.”

NHAS Monthly Meeting – February 4, 2021
Bo Howes, Triangle Land Conservancy. “The Importance of Conservation Land for Our Feathered Friends.”

NHAS Monthly Meeting – January 7, 2021
Calhoun Bond, Jr. “The Oldest Bird: What we can learn from two fossils (Anchissaurus and Archaeopteryx).”

NHAS Monthly Meeting – December 3, 2020
Joe Donahue. “Evolution of Wild Bird Carving According to Joe.”

NHAS Monthly Meeting – November 5, 2020
Lesley Starke, NC Dept. of Agriculture, Plant Conservation Program. “Important Plant Areas of North Carolina.”

NHAS Monthly Meeting – October 1, 2020
Nick Harper. “In Nature’s Image: How farmers can work with nature to achieve better results for humans and wildlife.”

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