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RDRN to host unique talk on bird genetics

The Red Deer River Naturalists are set to host a talk from an expert in the genetic makeup of birds.

On Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. Danika Schramm will deliver a talk entitled “The Birds and The Genes: How events of the past and present shape the genetics of bird populations.”

Schramm, a Master’s student at the University of Lethbridge working under Dr. Theresa Burg will discuss the contemporary and historical processes influencing the genetic makeup of Red-breasted Nuthatch and Golden-crowned Kinglet populations.

In addition to her genetic research, Schramm is also an experienced bird bander, after spending time in Belize and Western Canada catching and banding passerines.

The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre in the theatre room.

Myrna Pearman will also be giving a presentation called “Beauty Everywhere: The Sequel at the Rimbey Library” on Nov. 10 at 7:00 PM.

Cliff Wallis, a well-known Naturalist, Biologist and Director of the Alberta Wilderness Association, will be also giving a presentation about preserving our Grasslands at Sunnybrook United Church on Saturday, November 26. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., with the presentation going from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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