A KSB Event on Wednesday February 10th
Sedona AZ (February 5, 2016) – “Migration has been a mystery to humans for thousands of years but with radio tracking and banding data we are learning more about these transitory movements,” says Dena Greenwood.
Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc. continues its 2015-16 Preserving the Wonder™ Speaker Series on Wednesday, February 10th featuring Dena Greenwood with a presentation titled “The Magic of Migration”.
Members, residents and visitors are all welcome to join Keep Sedona Beautiful (“KSB”) at 5:30 pm at its historic Pushmataha Center on 360 Brewer Road. The evening will include complimentary appetizers donated by El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano and refreshments provided by Keep Sedona Beautiful (KSB).
“Imagine this,” said Greenwood: “Finally you see it, the faint V-formation high in the last light of day. A flock of wild Canada geese gets closer, and their honking gets louder and louder announcing their passing. You marvel at their beauty and the pink and salmon clouds of sunset. Your day was suddenly transformed into the simple pleasure of being; being part of something much bigger than yourself. For a brief moment in time you witnessed and were part of an ancient cycle of nature – the magic of migration.”
According to Greenwood, “Thousands of species and tens of millions of individual birds make transcontinental journeys twice each year between their summer and winter homes. Many pass right through Arizona on their north- or southward migrations.” Dena will explain the basics of flight patterns, how weather and geographical barriers affect migration, and how birds navigate over thousands of miles and end up at the same breeding grounds year after year.
Dena Greenwood began her birding adventures 25 years ago as an Arizona State Park Ranger leading bird walks at local parks and developing bird lists for Slide Rock, Red Rock and Dead Horse Ranch State Parks. She received her graduate degree in environmental biology with an emphasis in ornithology, botany and geology. She conducted bird research for Colorado Plateau Research Station, National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service on the Verde, Colorado, and San Juan River corridors. She is a Northern Arizona Audubon Board member and a founding committee member of the Verde Valley Bird and Nature Festival. Dena currently manages Jay’s Bird Barn in Sedona, http://www.jaysbirdbarn.com/.
Keep Sedona Beautiful’s monthly Preserving the Wonder™ Speaker Series is held the second Wednesday of each month from September to June. It focuses on presenting a diversity of programs relevant to the unique environment of our region.
Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that, by acting through the stewardship of its members and volunteers, is committed to protecting and sustaining the unique scenic beauty and natural environment of the Greater Sedona Area. For more information about Keep Sedona Beautiful, please call 928.282.4938, or visit http://www.keepsedonabeautiful.org/.