LOOK UP IN THE SKY! Spotlight on Migration - Birds & Insects
Join IPC for an engaging conversation about the importance of migrating birds and insects. Birds are an essential ecological link and provide many benefits including seed dispersal, insect control, and help pollination! Insects also have their key role in offering critical ecological processes that help decompose organic matter, regulate pests, pollinate crops, and much more. Come learn more about why we are so passionate about pollinators in this upcoming fall webinar!
Francis Mullan is an expert pollinator conservationist with a B.S. in Insect Ecology and Conservation and a M.S. in Integrative Biology. During his master's studies he concentrated on the impacts of climate change and urbanization on wild bees. He also works as an educator and is passionate about pollinators.
Chris Eberly was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame for the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association in 2021 and is a co-founder of Frontiers in Ornithology: A Symposium for Youth. He loves connecting people with nature through birds and his passion for birds has taken him throughout the Western Hemisphere, from Utqiagvik (Barrow, Alaska) to Tierra del Fuego, and 49 of the U.S. states. His father and grandfather were ministers in the Church of the Brethren and also worked with care of Creation and environmental justice issues in the denomination. His passion for birds and caring for nature and the environment started early in life.
Mary Jane Shanks is the green team leader at Immanuel Episcopal Church. She will be talking about their impressive Monarch Waystation that had their first visit from a monarch butterfly this year! She and members of her team will be present to discuss the project and answer questions.
Fall in with our first fall webinar where we'll take a deep dive into some of our local species and how they not only help our environment but how and where they go during winter!
We'll also learn how Tina Fisher's team at Manassass Church of the Brethren's beautiful bird box project and what birds they'be seen since they were installed. She talk about how that project brought the team togther with their shared commitment to Creation Care!
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