From Pam Freeman at the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook:
“Fri., Jan. 23, 7 pm. West Nile Virus in North America: Effects on Avian Hosts and the Environment. Dr. Shannon LaDeau will review the toll that the virus has taken since its emergence in 1999, with a focus on how climate and land use practices influence disease outbreaks. Cary Institute Auditorium. 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY. (845) 677-7600×121. www.ecostudies.
“Fri., Jan. 30, 7 pm. The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State. Join us for a lively discussion about how New York State’s bird populations have changed over the past 20 years. This event will feature Kimberly Corwin, one of the co-editors of the recently published atlas. Co-sponsored with Merritt Bookstore. Cary Institute Auditorium. 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY. (845) 677-7600×121. www.ecostudies.org”