Nature Lecture: "Important Birds of Ancient Lake Cahuilla"
- Date: 04/19/2017 6:30 PM
- Location: Palm Springs Public Library - The Learning Center
300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, California 92262
Important Birds of Ancient Lake Cahuilla
With Kurt Leuschner
Join us on Wednesday, April 19th for a Nature Lecture with Kurt Leuschner, Professor of Natural Resources at College of the Desert. Before the Salton Sea, there was Ancient Lake Cahuilla. Only hundreds of years ago this giant freshwater lake filled the entire Salton Sink and most of the Coachella Valley. Birds and people depended on this body of water just like they do today. In Important Birds of Ancient Lake Cahuilla you'll learn of the special birds associated with this lake that was ten times bigger than today's Salton Sea. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. in The Learning Center (TLC). This program is presented in partnership with the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park.
Kurt Leuschner, M.S., Wildlife Ecology, is a Professor of Natural Resources at College of the Desert. Leuschner's specialties include: ornithology, entomology, and desert ecology. He has led hundreds of field trips both locally and as far afield as Africa. He teaches natural history courses for the Bureau of Land Management, UCR Extension, the Desert Institute, the Living Desert, California State Parks, Riverside County Parks, and many other conservation organizations.