LA Audubon Speaker Series — tonight Dec. 14th 7 p.m. (update)

Driving alert — if you plan to join us tonight at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook — please be advised - there is construction on the park road (Hetzler Rd). Proceed carefully around the traffic cones - the road is accessible all the way to the top. Follow park road to the very end which empties into the parking lot adjacent to the visitors center.

The Status of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Theater
Speaker: Edward Craven

Mr. Craven will summarize and discuss the history, behavior, and ecology of Ivory-billed woodpeckers and where they lived and may still live.

In 2005, Mr. Craven was selected by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to join the Ivory-billed Woodpecker Recovery Team. His duties included collecting data throughout the Cache River and White River Wildlife
Management Areas in Arkansas. Mr. Craven has subsequently conducted additional searches working alongside some of the world's top woodpecker experts. While searching, he encountered black bears,
alligators, bobcats, feral hogs, quick sand, cottonmouths, as well as six-foot timber rattlesnakes.

Mr. Craven is a Board member at Armand Bayou Nature Center in Houston, Texas. He is a Certified Texas Master Naturalist. The Nature Center protects over 2,500 acres of rare tall grass prairie along the Gulf
Coast. Mr. Craven has a Bachelor of Biology degree from the University of Texas and studied at the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas prior to earning an M.B.A in finance from USC.

Contact Carol Babeli:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP or volunteer to help set up chairs in advance (at 6:00 PM) of the program. Come early to enjoy the terrific views and birds at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park.