Monday, April 20, 2015

"Where Did Birds Come From" Lecture Tonight With Connie Sidles At Center For Urban Horticulture

Cedar Waxwing photo taken at Union Bay Natural Area

Archaeopteryx, the first fossil of a bird with dinosaurian features

Connie Sidles, a local birding expert who maintains a blog documenting the many types of birds, including beautiful pictures, at the nearby Union Bay Natural Area, also known as the Montlake Fill, is having a class called "Where Did Birds Come From" tonight from 7-8:30pm at  the Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street).

The information says:
Union Bay Natural Area hosts some 259 different species of birds, everything from the largest swans to the tiniest songbirds. Some of our birds are so dull they have almost no color at all, though their voices can be very sweet. Other birds croak like frogs but glisten like gems.  
Where did this spectacular diversity come from? This class will introduce you to the latest discoveries of fossil birds and their ancestors, and the most current theories about how birds have evolved from the distant past.

Connie Sidles is a master birder and author of two books, Fill of Joy and Tales From The Montlake Fill, and is a long-time member of Seattle Audubon Society.

Cost for lecture is $20 and registration is here. 

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