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.

Here is a list of our speakers for the 2022-2023 season:

Time/Date Speaker Topic
6:30 pm
Sep 1, 2022
Annual Potluck and Member Slide Show Slide Show by members – in-person, Reeves Auditorium at NC Botanical Gardens (NCBG) – in-person only (NCBG)
7:00 pm
Oct 6, 2022
Gregory Basco
“Conservation Photography–Telling a Story through the Lens”
7:00 pm
Nov 3, 2022
Norm Budnitz
Teacher, Birder, Blogger
Birds and Evolution—Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Kin Selection and Altruism – in-person at NCBG and via Zoom
7:00 pm
Dec 1, 2022
Seema Sheth, PhD
Evolutionary Ecology, NCSU
Species ranges in a changing world
7:00 pm
Jan 5, 2023
Dr. John Parks
Raptor Insights
Raptors in a Changing World—with exhibition of several local and exotic species, and commentary on species identification, natural history, and conservation – in-person at NCBG only
7:00 pm
Feb 2, 2023
EB Brown
Project Pando
Project Pando – Virtual only via Zoom. You must register in advance using this link.
7:00 pm
Mar 2, 2023
Gabriela Garrison
Eastern Piedmont Habitat Conservation Coordinator, NC Wildlife Resources Commission
North Carolina’s native bees: how much do you know?
Online only via Zoom – register for the meeting here
7:00 pm
Apr 6, 2023
John Gerwin
Research Curator, Educator; NC Museum of Natural Sciences
The Uwharrie Mountains of NC: some highlights of geology, biodiversity, and conservation.
The Uwharries region of central North Carolina includes a range of low-elevation mountains that run from near Asheboro to Morrow Mountain State Park. The mostly rural region is rich in biological, geological, and cultural diversity. John will discuss these aspects, with a focus on some of the birdlife. He has conducted research in the Uwharries since 2011, and occasionally hosts ecotours.
In-person at NCBG and via Zoom
7:00 pm
May 4, 2023
Barbara and Tom Driscoll
Where Penguins Roam, an Antarctic Adventure
Discussion of Barbara and Tom Driscoll’s trip to Antarctica – in-person at NCBG and via Zoom

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.

2022-2023 Season

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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