The Center for the Study of Nature and Society will host a talk by Harvey Webster at 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 2014, in the Kennedy Center Ballroom.
Webster, director of Wildlife Resources at the Cleveland Museum of Natural HIstory will discuss: “Of Mast and Men – The Life, Times and Demise of the Passenger Pigeon.”
In the 1800s, the Passenger Pigeon accounted for 25 percent of all birds in North America and was thought to be the most numerous species of bird on the earth. Yet by 1914, the species was extinct, sparking the modern conservation movement. Webster will discuss this movement, along with the history of the species, current thoughts on the causes of its extinctions and the lessons for landscape ecology.