Jim Ferrari is a professor of biology and department chair for biology at Wesleyan College, in Macon. His research interests include the ecology of fruit-eating birds, seasonal patterns of bird diversity, vulture migration and flocking behavior, leaf litter dispersal and effects of leaf decomposition on soil nitrogen cycling rates, and forest ecology.
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Reflections from a Bird Bath: What Game Cameras Can Teach Us About Fruit Eating Birds
September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join ecologist Jim Ferrari in this webinar as he describes his 7-year study of seed deposition to the bird bath in his Macon, Georgia yard. Jim collects seeds, records the visiting birds, and (for the past year) has trained a game camera on his bird bath to learn more about seed dispersal by birds. Themes covered in the talk include seasonality of fruit production, native vs. non-native plants, which bird species have the broadest fruit diet, and more.