Speaker: Sam Kieschnick, an urban wildlife biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife
Insects are a crucial part of the diet of most birds at some time in their lives. In this program, learn about one of the most important groups of insects for birds (hint – moths). Although not quite as famed as their day-flying cousins, moths are tremendously diverse and have some magnificent patterns.
In the DFW area, we have documented over 800 species of moths. Learn ways you can manage your habitat to encourage moth diversity and find out some ways that you can document and identify the various species that you might see.
Sam Kieschnick previously worked as a nature educator with the City of Mansfield at Oliver Nature Park, as a naturalist at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, as a science interpreter with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, as a botanist with BRIT, and as an instructor at Weatherford College. He has a master’s degree from Tarleton State University studying the genetics of pocket gophers. As an urban wildlife biologist, Sam’s focus will be on three A’s: awareness, appreciation and action.
Take Camp Bowie and turn north onto Clifton St. (first street east of Montgomery). Be sure to use take the first parking entrance north off Clifton that is on your left (west) side (there will be a parking attendant structure as you drive in). You can park anywhere there is an available spot even when marked as reserved as our meetings are outside of normal hours for the school. Enter the RES building ground floor at the northwest corner of this parking lot, turn right and go down the hall keeping the south-facing windows on your right, and we’ll be in the first lecture hall you come to, with a prominent FWAS sign to lure you in. Here is a link to the campus map (where the RES building is easy to spot):