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Bedford Audubon Lecture Series: Jamaica Bay Issues, Management and Wildlife
February 13 @ 7:30 pm
February’s lecture presenter is Don Riepe who will be discussing Jamaica Bay and its wildlife and management.
Despite intensive development over the past 100 years, Jamaica Bay still provides critical habitat for a great diversity of wildlife. Located along the Atlantic Migratory Flyway, it is important nesting, winter, and migratory habitat for many species of avifauna. Over 340 species of birds have been recorded in the bay over the past 50 years. As an estuary, Jamaica Bay’s marshes, creeks, and channels provide habitat for many species of finfish and marine invertebrates. Today, many groups and agencies are working together to protect and enhance the bay’s fragile habitat resources. The challenges are daunting as sea level rise, marsh loss, and an expected increase in New York City’s human population will be difficult issues to accommodate and surmount.
Please join us for refreshments at 7:00 pm, lecture begins at 7:30pm.