Audubon Talk Will Focus on Appalachian "Night Sounds"

Audubon Talk Will Focus on Appalachian "Night Sounds"

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a talk by naturalist Kevin Dodge the evening of January 14 at the National Conservation Training Center outside Shepherdstown.
The talk will focus on "Night Sounds of the Appalachians," with Dodge demonstrating and discussing the nocturnal sounds typically heard in this region.
The program will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the small auditorium (Room 151) of the Center's Instructional West Building.
The program is free and anyone is welcome to attend.
Dodge is Professor of Wildlife and Biology at Garrett College in western Maryland, where he has taught since 1987. He is also Director of the College's Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology program.
In addition to his teaching and research work at the College, Dodge is actively involved in natural resources issues in Garrett County and the surrounding area. He is a member of the Savage River State Forest Citizens' Advisory Board and the Garrett Natural History Association, vice president of the Youghiogheny River Watershed Association, and president of the Allegheny Highlands Conservancy.
He is also a frequent local consultant to The Nature Conservancy, and leads numerous hikes and conducts campfire programs for that organization and state parks and forests.
He received his B.S. in Biology from Southwest Missouri State University and his M.S. in Biology from Michigan Technological University. He pursued further studies in Wildlife Biology at West Virginia University.
For more information about Dodge's work, go to www.garrettcollege.edu/images/nrwtbrochure.pdf.
For more information about the January 14 program or Potomac Valley Audubon, contact Peter Smith at 304-876-1139 or pvsmith@frontiernet.net.
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is a nonprofit organization, and is a member of the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle and the Combined Federal Campaign.