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4th Saturday Lecture Series

  • Date: August 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
    201 E. Jones Street
    Lewisville, Texas 75057
  • Introduction: This lecture series is brought to you by the Friends of LLELA.

 

 

 

 

 

A team of researchers from the University of North Texas (UNT) are working at LLELA to learn more about the breeding behavior, demographics, and movement ecology of Painted Buntings. With this presentation, the research team made up students from UNT will explain the variety of questions being addressed this summer, including the question of why Second Year males look like green females instead of immediately developing colorful adult plumage. The students will explain how they capture wild birds and release them safely, and describe the marking techniques used, including the use of “nanotags,” a cutting-edge tracking technology that allows the students to follow the movements of individuals.  The students will also discuss some of the difficulties of conducting field research in the north Texas summer and the challenges of observing nesting buntings. 

 This event is open to the public and free with paid entry to the park.