Nature Matters: Crossbills & Community

December’s Nature Matters talk will feature two speakers connecting birds and people. The Wildlife Center of the North Coast (WCNC) is an organization that rescues and rehabilitates injured, sick, orphaned, and displaced native wildlife, serving over 1,000 patients a year. The talk will begin with the Rehab Coordinator, Ginger Nealon, sharing what rehabilitation can do for wildlife. The talk will dive deeper into the world of red crossbills, a nomadic songbird, and how places like the Clatsop Watershed and the stunning conifer forests of the Pacific Northwest are important for many species. Crossbills are considered an opportunistic breeder, meaning that they theoretically can breed any time conditions are optimal. PhD candidate, Jalyn Devereaux, will cover crossbill reproductive physiology under different environmental conditions and across seasons, as well as discuss future directions for our forests and changing environments on forest dwellers.

Presented by – Ginger Nealon, Rehabilitation Coordinator, Wildlife Center of the North Coast, and Jalyn Devereaux, PhD Candidate, Oregon State University.

Doors to the Lovell Showroom open at 6pm with food and beverages available via the Taproom window, talk starts at 7pm. All ages welcome and never a cover.

The Thursday Lecture Series is a reoccurring community lecture series every Thursday, October through May. Thank you to our 2023/2024 Partners –

1st Thursdays – Ales & Ideas w/ Clatsop Community College
2nd Thursdays – Wit & Wisdom w/ Philosofarian
3rd Thursdays – Thursday Night Talk w/ Clatsop County Historical Society
4th Thursdays – Nature Matters w/ Lewis & Clark National Historic Park, Lewis & Clark National Park Association, and North Coast Watershed Association

WHERE: Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane St. Astoria, Oregon 97103 Map