Bird Fruits for All Seasons: Why Good Food Goes Uneaten


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm to Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:45pm




Unitarian Church Annex, 208 E. Buffalo St., 2nd floor (entrance on Buffalo!)


Mark Witmer, Ornithologist and sometimes Professor, and newly re-elected Caroline Town Supervisor


Mark's story will focus on fruit-eating birds of our region, especially cedar waxwings, a most amazing and stunning bird. American robins and other thrushes too. Learning about what fruits birds eat is how Mike learned about the cool native shrubs in the Northeast: Viburnums, dogwoods, elderberry, cherries, spicebush (OMG), pokeweed (!). His talk will focus on a study he did with cedar waxwings and Viburnum opulus [now Viburnum opulus L. var. opulus], a naturalized shrub that has a native counterpart, Viburnum trilobum [now Viburnum opulus L. var. americanum].