FALL CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
The Utah Ornithological Society will hold our 2008 fall conference September 12 - 14 in Ogden, Utah. Co-sponsors include Weber State University’s Department of Zoology and Wasatch Audubon Society.
The Best Western High Country Inn at I-15 exit 344 (12th Street) will accommodate conference attendees at a reduced rate of $72.00 for a double with queen beds, $68.00 for a single king and $63.00 for a single queen. Call the inn at 801-394-9474 by September 1st and tell them you’re with UOS to obtain these rates.
The Friday evening social will be held at Jeremiah’s Restaurant which is adjacent to the inn. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Dale Clayton, an ornithologist interested in interactions between birds and their parasites. Dr. Clayton is currently a Professor of Biology at the University of Utah where he teaches evolutionary biology, ornithology and advanced field ornithology and has an active lab of about a dozen members. “We are probably the only people on earth who actually worry about running out of lice. Conversations in local restaurants draw stares of disbelief from other patrons (not to mention copious scratching). We don’t get invited to parties much,” laughs Dr. Clayton.
Dr. Clayton will entertain us with stories about some of the work he and his students have done on tropical birds in exotic locations over the past 15 years with an emphasis on their latest project studying invasive parasites of Darwin’s Finches in the Galapagos Islands.
The Saturday paper and poster session will be held at WSU’s Shepherd Union, Wildcat Theater and Fireside Lounge. A light breakfast will precede the presentations and a UOS general membership meeting will follow. Scheduled speakers include:
Field trips will be offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. See reverse for complete schedule.
Please mark these
dates on your calendar. It is not necessary to sign up now - registration
forms will be mailed in August. Watch for more information on
Snowbasin Ski Resort
with Les Talbot – 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Bear River Refuge with
Betsy Beneke – 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
with Mort and Carolyn Somer – 8:00
AM to 12:00 PM
Beus Park with Jack
Rensel – 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Ogden Valley Favorites
with Kristin Purdy – 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Box Elder CG and Mantua
Reservoir with Wasatch Audubon – 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Fall Conference Schedule and Registration Form (coming soon)