Learn About Backyard Wildlife in NYS Online
Paul Curtis of Cornell University will talk about backyard wildlife in New York State. Many wildlife species readily adapt to and utilize the habitats we create in our home landscapes. Deer, squirrels, raccoons, voles, woodchucks, Canada geese, turkeys, and woodpeckers are among the many species commonly seen in suburban yards. Although most people enjoy viewing wildlife and feeding birds, sometimes unwanted damage or nuisance issues may arise. In this presentation, I will discuss wildlife biology, behavior, and ways to reduce potential conflicts with common backyard wildlife species. I will also present ideas for habitat improvements for landowners who want to attract more wildlife to their property.
This program is for adults and older teens.
This program is through Zoom. Register here: https://calendar.libraryweb.org/event/7742155
Paul D. Curtis, Ph.D., CWB®
Dr. Paul D. Curtis is a Professor of Wildlife Science in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at Cornell University. He received a Ph.D. in Zoology from North Carolina State University in 1990, and a M.S. in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University in 1981. His research interests include human-wildlife conflicts in suburban, forested, and agricultural landscapes, wildlife fertility control, and resolving community-based wildlife issues. He has supervised research projects dealing with white-tailed deer, black bears, colonial water-birds, urban goose management, and bird damage to fruit crops. His extension programming has included a variety of wildlife-related booklets, videos, and fact sheets. Dr. Curtis is a co-author of the National Wildlife Control Training Program, and a Certified Wildlife Biologist® with The Wildlife Society.
- Wednesday, June 16, 2021
- 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.