[Tweeters] Connie Sidles: Bird Evolution Class

Sasha McGuire mcguires at uw.edu
Tue Nov 22 14:51:51 PST 2016

Connie Sidles will be teaching a class on Bird Evolution next week at the UW Botanic Gardens (Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle).

Here is the information:

Where Do Birds Come From?

Thursday, December 1, 7 - 8:30pm

Union Bay Natural Area (aka Montlake Fill) hosts some 259 different species of birds everything from the largest swans (with wingspans of 7 feet) to the tiniest songbirds (bushtits with a wingspan of 6 inches). Some of our birds are so dull they have almost no color at all though their voices can be very sweet (warbling vireos are a good example). Other birds croak like frogs but glisten like gems (wood ducks). Where did this spectacular diversity come from? The short answer is: from dinosaurs. The long answer is: 150 million years of evolution. Cost: $15

Register online: http://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Where-Do-Birds-Come-From-P1223C265.aspx

or call 206-685-8033

Hope to see you there!

Sasha McGuire
Education Programs Assistant
University of Washington Botanic Gardens
PH 206.685.8033 EM urbhort at uw.edu<mailto:urbhort at uw.edu>

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
College of the Environment

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