[CT Birds] HAS monthly meeting Feb. 14 with Dr. Sylvia Halkin -How Squirrels Thwart Nut-Thieves

Sara Zagorski penguinsz at sbcglobal.net
Mon Feb 13 08:28:14 EST 2012

7:00 PM – Refreshments
7:30 PM – Regular Meeting
St. James Episcopal Church,
1018 Farmington Ave,        WestHartford
SPEAKER: Dr. Sylvia Halkin
How Squirrels Thwart Nut-Thieves
Eastern gray squirrels depend on nuts        they find and store to sustain them 
through the winter.  Squirrels use a        remarkable diversity of strategies 
to protect the nuts they find from        potential thieves, and change their 
nut-storing behavior in response to        recent theft.  Dr. Sylvia Halkin, 
Professor of Biology at Central        Connecticut State University, will tell 
us about the research that she and        her students and colleagues have been 
doing to understand this complex        behavior of an extremely familiar 

Jay Kaplan has some bird seed to sell, which he will bring to the meeting if 
purchased. Call him at 860-693-0263 for more information.

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