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Evenings with Audubon: The not-so Steller side of food hand-outs

  • Capitol Lakes 333 West Main Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

Steller’s jays take great advantage of discarded food in recreation areas, much to the detriment of the endangered marbled murrelet. Elena West, PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shares her work on who wins and loses when we leave behind food in campgrounds and parks.

Free and open to the public!


About the Presenter:

Elena West is an avian ecologist and conservation biologist and has been studying the behavior and ecology of Steller’s jays in the redwood region of California since 2010. Elena completed her Master’s degree at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment in 2008 and is currently completing her PhD research on Steller’s jays at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Photo by Nicholas D., Creative Commons

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